(2) The Wellington Region Constitution Order 1980 (Gazette 1980, p 1618) established the Wellington Regional Council, and clause 7 of the order—
(a) transferred to the Wellington Regional Council the functions, rights, powers, and duties conferred or imposed on the Wellington Regional Water Board by the Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972; and
(3) The Local Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989 (Gazette 1989, p 2491) dissolved and re-established the Wellington Regional Council; and clause 16 of the order specifies the functions, duties, and powers of the Wellington Regional Council, including the functions, duties, and powers of the former Wellington Regional Council under the Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972:
(4) Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002 confers on local authorities full capacity and full powers for the purpose of performing their role, but that section applies subject to any other enactment:
(6) The Wellington Regional Council wishes to establish and operate electrical installations and electrical works (such as wind turbines) to meet the needs for renewable energy, but the Wellington Regional Water Board Act 1972 does not authorise this to be done on land previously owned by the Wellington Regional Water Board and now vested in the Wellington Regional Council, including water collection areas and forestry areas under that Act.