The Wellington region
of New Zealand
includes the cities of Wellington
, Hutt City
(previously known as Lower Hutt
), Upper Hutt
, the settlements of the Kapiti Coast[?]
, as well as the southern parts of the Wairarapa
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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