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Mass deaths of NZ Smelt at the estuary of the Otaki River

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

mass deaths of NZ Smelt at the estuary of the Otaki River The Cawthron Institute has confirmed there is there is no sign of harmful algal blooms in the water samples. The evidence gathered suggests natural death from a mass shoal stranding in the estuary. ... More >>

Bus stopwork meeting scheduled for 29 November 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:11 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Please note that a driver meeting on 29 November will unfortunately stop the Valley Flyer, Airport Flyer and Go Wellington bus services in Wellington city and the Hutt Valley between 9am and 2pm. More >>

Laidlaw comments on launch of the Dairy Tomorrow strategy

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Chris Laidlaw comments on the launch of the Dairy Tomorrow strategy Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council Chris Laidlaw has welcomed the dairy industry’s commitment to sustainability with its new environmental strategy ‘Dairy Tomorrow’. ... More >>

Increased Risk From Toxic Algae in Hutt River

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 3:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

River users, particularly those with dogs, should be extra vigilant when visiting the Hutt and Pakuratahi rivers due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health, Hutt City Council and Upper ... More >>

Volunteers wanted for shellfish health survey

Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A call has gone out for volunteers to join, this Saturday and Sunday, in an assessment of shellfish in the Onepoto arm of Te Awarua-o-Porirua, Porirua Harbour. More >>

GW Chair wants Wellingtonians to have their say

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

GW Chair wants Wellingtonians to have their say Greater Wellington Regional Council Chairperson, Chris Laidlaw, says with tonight’s launch of the Let’s Get Welly Moving consultation, Wellingtonians have a once in a generation opportunity to shape ... More >>

MetLink Advises Alternative Arrangements Due to Rail Strike

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:25 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington rail commuters are being advised to make other travel arrangements on Thursday 16 November due to a 24-hour strike by members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. More >>

Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for quake anniversary

Monday, 13 November 2017, 1:00 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The first anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake is an opportunity for the Wellington region to reflect on what might have happened if the earthquake had struck during business hours and to practice tsunami evacuation skills that will help keep us safe ... More >>

Greater Wellington’s Annual Report

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 3:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s 2016/17 Annual Report, adopted today by the regional council, reflects a year of significant disruption and rapid adaptation to new circumstances while all the time managing to deliver service to our customers. More >>

Fairer fares after GW public consultation

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 2:48 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More affordable fares are coming for students, blind and disabled customers, and adults travelling during the off-peak periods in the Wellington region. More >>

Nick Leggett appointed to WRC Holdings Board

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 1:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Former Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett has been appointed as an external director for WRC Holdings Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington). More >>

Greater Wellington Backs Local Government Water Declaration

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 10:29 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has today added its signature to the Local Government Leaders’ Water Declaration, which reiterates the sector’s commitment to water quality and calls for greater action from central government. More >>

Wairarapa Farmers Working Together for the Next Generation

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:59 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Farmer David Blackwood is working with Greater Wellington Regional Council to protect Wairarapa’s waterways and wetlands. More >>

Two new bosses for Wellington Civil Defence

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:22 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Two former military men have been chosen to lead Wellington’s Civil Defence organisation, WREMO (Wellington Region Emergency Management Office), replacing Bruce Pepperell who is retiring after running the organisation for six years. Jeremy Holmes is the ... More >>

Trolley decommissioning begins

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 3:39 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

In just a few weeks the last trolley bus will retire, as the era of the Wellington icon comes to an end. Greater Wellington’s Chairperson for the Sustainable Transport Committee, Councillor Barbara Donaldson says she will be sad to see the trolley buses ... More >>

Dismantling Wellington’s trolley bus wires

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 3:05 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Work will start on a disused section in the city centre on 10 October as part of a 12-month contract to remove 82 kilometres of overhead wires. More >>

Island Bay residents hear about electric bus plans

Monday, 2 October 2017, 7:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Plans for infrastructure to help power the country’s first fleet of electric buses were unveiled to Island Bay residents tonight. More >>

Residents make preferences known on bus hubs

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:54 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Public consultation about where to build new Metlink bus hubs in Kilbirnie and Johnsonville has come out in favour of Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, and Moorefield Road, Johnsonville. More >>

Honshu White Admiral versus Japanese Honeysuckle

Monday, 11 September 2017, 2:42 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington’s biosecurity guardians get on top of most pest plants, but there are times when we have to enlist nature to help us tip the scales in our favour. More >>

Figures show it sure has rained a lot lately

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:18 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Have you got the feeling the rain never stopped this winter? Well, you’re right and Greater Wellington Regional Council has released the figures to prove it. According to council data, rainfall totals across the Greater Wellington region have been breaking ... More >>

 

 

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