|Aerial view of Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast, ca 1920s-1940s (Photo credit: National Library NZ on The Commons)|
|View from Raroa Reserve lookout, Pukerua Bay, towards Kapiti Coast in the north. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Looking into the Hutt Valley in New Zealand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Satellite photo of the Wellington conurbation: (1) Wellington; (2) Lower Hutt; (3) Upper Hutt; (4) Porirua. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Amalgamate the two Hutt Valley cities;
Amalgamate Porirua and Kapiti Coast;
Amalgamate the Wairarapa.
Add these entities with Wellington City and Greater Wellington Regional Council to form a Wellington Metropolitan Council. The amalgamated entities would have their own mayor and smaller councils for domestic affairs. They would have two members each on the Metropolitan Council, headed by a Chairperson.