Wellington (region), New Zealand
The Wellington region
of New Zealand
includes the cities of Wellington
, Lower Hutt
, Upper Hutt
, the settlements of the Kapiti Coast, as well as the southern parts of the Wairarapa
and Manawatu regions. The cities of Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Porirua are often combined into a "greater Wellington" urban area.
The Wellington Regional Council (a regional authority) administers the region.
- In New Zealand, regional authorities are primarily responsible for regional transport, water and river management, biosecurity and environmental regulation; while local or territorial authorities are responsible for resource management (urban planning), city services, property rates (land taxes), and community development.