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 Wairarapa region is well underway.

The Local Government Commission (LGC) has released a draft proposal for a Wairarapa District Council which would be an amalgamation of Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils. The Greater Wellington Regional Council would remain.  Read the draft proposal here.

Submissions on this proposal must be made before 4pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017.  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.