Wai is our life force – the Mauri (energy) that binds us in the physical world. It moves through the landscape and has many interactions on its journey, it comes from our mountains, oceans, beaches and rivers and streams. It connects us - the people and the land, and the people and the water.

Wai is a natural treasure – and the Wellington region has a unique and beautiful environment that would be the envy of many cities around the world, if we take the role of kaitiaki (guardians) seriously.

We have a responsibility to work together to improve the health of our wai and part of this work is a project called ‘knowing your pipes’ where we work with you to reduce the pollution coming into our environment.