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Wellington (region), New Zealand

The Wellington region of New Zealand includes the cities of Wellington, Hutt City (previously known as Lower Hutt), Upper Hutt and Porirua, 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 are 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.

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