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Community input

Community input

Updated 3 December 2018 12:16pm

Knowledge and feedback from the Ruamāhanga community has played a signifcant role in the Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee's decision-making. 

At the start of their work, the Committee met with people from across the Wairarapa valley to discuss how they use, value and care for their water. These discussions were used to develop a set of Ruamāhanga community values that have underpinned the Commitee's direction throughout their four years of work to produce a Whaitua Implementation Programme (WIP). 

An overview of community discussions and links to meeting materials are available through the links below. 

In addition to these meetings, Committee members have also spent significant time talking with people in their own networks, presenting to groups in the catchment, and updating GWRC and district councils. 

Comments closed on the draft WIP

Comments on the draft Ruamāhanga Whaitua Implementation Programme (WIP) are now closed. The comments received will be collated and analysed and the Committee will consider changes before presenting the final WIP to Greater Wellington Regional Council in August 2018. 

The draft Ruamāhanga WIP was made available for community comment from mid-June to mid-July 2018. 

Record of community discussions

2018: Developing the draft WIP
2017: Developing policy packages
2016: Exploring key issues in the catchment
2015: Establishing community values

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