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Wellington Water Committee

Wellington Water is owned and funded by the Wellington, Hutt, Porirua, and Upper Hutt city councils, Greater Wellington Regional Council and South Wairarapa District Council. All six councils are equal shareholders.

Wellington Water is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board and our organisation receive overall leadership and direction from the Wellington Water Committee.

The Wellington Water Committee is made up of representatives from our shareholding councils and mana whenua.

Wellington Water Committee Members


Campbell Barry

Chair of the Wellington Water Committee and Mayor of Lower Hutt.

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Deputy Chair 

Ros Connelly

Greater Wellington Regional Councillor

Coun Ros Connelly

Committee Member 

Anita Baker

Mayor of Porirua City Council. 

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Committee Member 

Tory Whanau

Mayor of Wellington City.


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Committee Member 

Melissa Sadler-Futter

Deputy Mayor of South Wairarapa District Council.

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Committee Member 

Wayne Guppy

Mayor of Upper Hutt City Council.

Wayne Guppy

Mana Whenua Representative

Lee Rauhina-August

From Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika
Representative TBC from Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira 

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