The privacy of your personal information is important to us, so we will not provide your information to any third parties except:

  • to comply with any legislative obligations
  • where third parties provide you with services on our behalf or assist with delivery of our services
  • to anyone authorised by you to receive it.

As staff administered by Greater Wellington Region Council, all WREMO staff abide by the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Privacy Policy. Find more information about the GWRC Privacy Policy.

This policy sets out how we collect, use, protect and share your personal information. It incorporates the requirements set out in the Privacy Act 2020. The Privacy Act is supervised by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Your rights

Under the Privacy Act 2020 you have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you, and to request that we correct it. If you have any questions about the personal information we hold about you, you can email us.

Collection and use of personal information on this website

We only collect personal information on this website when you volunteer your details.  We will tell you why we are asking for your information when we ask.

Storage and security of personal information

When any online services are provided which involve visitors sending personal financial information to this website and subsidiary websites, a secure transmission method will be used.

All WREMO staff who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.

Water Wednesday Water Tank Competition Privacy Statement

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) has created this privacy statement to explain how we deal with your personal information collected for the Water Wednesday Water Tank Competition.

What personal information do we collect and for what purpose?

WREMO will collect contact information of the winner in order to deliver the water tank to the winner. Winning is conditional on the winner providing a name and address. 

Providing your information to others

We may share your information with another organisation if we are permitted to do so by law, or in the course of legal proceedings or other investigation.

With the winner’s consent, we may publicise your name and any part of your entry.

Further Information

For further information about how WREMO handles your personal information including how to request a copy please refer to Greater Wellington’s Privacy Statement.

Water Wednesday Water Tank Competition Terms and Conditions and Rules


1.1. The Competition: This Competition is run by Wellington Region Emergency Management Office in accordance with these Competition Rules.

1.2. Minors: Persons under the age of 18 are able to participate in the Competition but will require parental consent to win.

1.3. Residents: Entries only allowed from people resident in the Wellington region.

1.4. Deemed acceptance: When a person submits an Entry, they are deemed to have either accepted these Competition Rules.


2.1. The Entry: On or before the Entry Deadline, a Participant must complete the competition entry requirements.

2.2. One entry only: A Participant may only complete one Entry and may only win one Prize.

2.3. Validity: Only Entries that comply with clause 2.1 and are not otherwise disqualified under clause 6.3 will be considered valid Entries.

2.4. Verification: We may verify the validity of the Winning Entry including confirming the Winning Participant’s name and age.

2.5. Disqualified participants: Disqualified Participants may not enter the Competition.


3.1. Competition period: The Competition will start on November 29th 2023 and end on December 25th 2023 (the Competition Period). The competition will be run each week with a different entry requirement. Each week’s competition will start on the Wednesday of that week and will end on the following Tuesday at 5pm.

3.2. Deadline: All Entries must be submitted no later than 5pm on the following Tuesday (the Entry Deadline).


4.1. The Winners: The winners of the Competition will be selected by us as set out in these Competition Rules. Our determination is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

4.2. The Draw: On or before 5pm on each Tuesday we will select one Entry at random from all the valid Entries received by the Entry Deadline (each a Winning Entry).

4.3. Prizes: The Participants that submitted a Winning Entry (each a Winning Participant) will each receive one of the Prizes.

4.4. Contact: Using the Facebook or Instagram account provided with the Entry, we will contact each winning Participant to advise them of the win and may request a physical address to which we will organise delivery of the Prize.

4.5.  Redraw: If after three attempts we are unable to contact the winning Participant or they do not respond, we will re-draw another Winning Entry.

4.6.  Pick up/Delivery: We will arrange the Prize to be picked up by the winner from their closest local council water tank provider or by arrangement with winner.

4.7.  Confirmation of acceptance:

  • 4.7.1. Prior to releasing the Prizes, we may request written confirmation of the acceptance of these Competition Rules from the Winning Participant.
  • 4.7.2. If written confirmation is not provided after such as request, the Prize will be forfeit and we will undertake a redraw.

4.8. No transfer: The Prize cannot be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash.

4.9. Unavailability: If a Prize is unavailable for whatever reason, we may substitute a prize of an equivalent value.


5.1. Permission: By submitting an Entry, you warrant to us that you have obtained all relevant permissions to enter this Competition.

5.2. Purpose: We may collect, store and use Personal Information provided with or within an Entry, or in connection with the Competition, as set out in (and in accordance with) the Competition’s privacy statement.


6.1. Associated terms: You accept the Prize subject to any associated terms and conditions of use.

6.2. Change: We may suspend, amend, vary, extend or discontinue this Competition at any stage for any reason. Any such action will be notified on the WREMO Facebook and WREMO Instagram Pages.

6.3. Disqualification: We may, in our sole discretion:

  • 6.3.1. Disqualify any Entry that:
  •  Is not made in accordance with these Competition Rules;
  • We consider to be unsolicited electronic communications and/or advertising;
  • We reasonably consider breaches any law; or
  • We reasonably consider is otherwise inappropriate;
  • 6.3.2. Refuse to award the Prize to a Winning Participant where:
  • They have failed or refused to provide written confirmation under clause 4.7.1;
  • We consider that they or any other person who has entered on their behalf has violated the Competition Rules in any way, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Competition or has won using fraudulent means.

6.4. Governing Law: These Competition Rules shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and          subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.

6.5. Late or Invalid Entries: Wellington Region Emergency Management Office takes no responsibility for any inability to enter, complete, continue or conclude the Competition due to incorrect contact details, invalid, unclear or illegible Entries, equipment or technical malfunctions, busy lines, inadvertent disconnection, Force Majeure or otherwise.

6.6. No Liability: Subject to any applicable laws which cannot be excluded, Wellington Region Emergency Management Office, its employees and agents will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury of any nature incurred or suffered by any person (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss or loss arising from negligence) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with, this Competition or with winning, redeeming or benefiting from a Prize.

6.7. No Waiver: Failure by Wellington Region Emergency Management Office to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

6.8. Third Party Sites:

  • 6.8.1. In entering or participating in this Competition you may be using Third Party Sites.
  • 6.8.2. Wellington Region Emergency Management Office will comply with all its obligations to you in relation to the Third Party Sites.
  • 6.8.3. You are, however, solely responsible for ensuring that you are aware of and comply with your obligations in relation to these Third Party Sites.

6.9. Wellington Region Emergency Management Office Contact: If you have any questions in relation to this Competition, please contact


Competition: The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office Water Wednesday Water Tank Competition is designed to incentivise participants to learn more about emergency water storage and be better prepared for water supply disruptions.

Disqualified Participant: Greater Wellington personnel (including contractors) and their Immediate Family and any person under 18 years old.

Entry: has the meaning given in clause 2.1.

Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), we or our: WREMO is administered by the Wellington Regional Council and is a semi-autonomous organisation that co-ordinates Civil Defence Emergency Management services on behalf of the nine councils in the Wellington Region, in accordance the Local Government Act 2002, with its physical address at 2 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington.

Immediate Family: Spouses, grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren, whether by marriage, past marriages, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other family extension.

Personal Information: Any information about an identifiable person collected by or on behalf of Greater Wellington and includes, without limitation, name, age, email address, physical address, phone number, and (if needed) written confirmation of acceptance of these Competition Rules from the Winning Participant (which shall include that person’s name).

Participant: Any person submitting the Entry excluding Disqualified Participants.

Prizes: Winners will receive either a green or grey 200-litre water tank.

Third Party Sites: Any website other than managed or controlled by Wellington Region Emergency Management Office software as a service (SaaS) application, social media page or similar.