The WRRA began in 1964 “Because of bad temper and that’s the truth of it. We had all received our rates notices and were furious.” – Pat Cole, as written in Song of Two Waters, An early history of Waiatarua, by Jeanne Wade.
It appears that the issue was unfair rates distribution to rural areas.
Ever since then the WRRA have used volunteer support from the community to carry out the objectives of the association.
The book Song of Two Waters was written by a previous President of the WRRA, Jeanne Wade as an early history of Waiatarua.
Copies are available for $20 from the Waiatarua Library.