Make your voice heard  

The shape of local government in NZ is changing. The debate about the future of local representation and democracy across the wider Wellington region - including Wairarapa - is well underway.

The Local Government Commission (LGC) has released a draft proposal for a Wellington Super City which includes Wairarapa.  Read the guide here or the full proposal here  

Submissions on this proposal must be made before 4pm on Monday 2 March 2015.  It is vital that the voice of Wairarapa is heard. Please let the LGC know what you think of its proposal by emailing

Currently Wairarapa has three district councils that govern their own areas and the Greater Wellington Regional Council.   

This website provides information about one of the most important issues to affect your region in recent years, and the foreseeable future.  We encourage and welcome your feedback and questions.

Key questions to think about:
Option 1  Decision-making & control within Wairarapa? or
Option 2  Centralised decision-making in Wellington?

Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils completed a joint consultation on these questions in February 2013. Thanks to the 1150+ people who provided feedback.  Read more about the responses here

Read more about the two options here and what other councils suggested here