24 Jan 2024

Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau on managing city's water shortages

From Nine To Noon, 11:10 am on 24 January 2024

Two of the Wellington region's mayors are expecting to meet with the local government minister Simeon Brown over how to cope with the water crisis, which may see even tougher restrictions imposed on residents by summer's end.

The minister has said he has "serious concerns" about Wellington and Upper Hutt councils' ability to manage the situation of shortages and leaks.

Both mayors have said there was confusion around the extra information required by the minister. To explain further, Wellington's mayor Tory Whanau joins Kathryn.

A leak in the Wellington CBD

Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver