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Local Government needs to be part of Climate solution

Friday, 19 July 2019, 1:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to be changed to allow greater input from local government. More >>

Nominations open to make a stand for Greater Wellington

Friday, 19 July 2019, 11:37 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging people to make a stand for their region by securing nomination as candidates in October’s local body elections. Nominations open today (19 July) and close at 12noon on 16 August. More >>

Hinau fruit indicate Mast Year underway

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 2:00 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The abundance of hinau fruit in East Harbour Regional Park is indicating a significant Mast Year is underway as predicted, according to environmental scientists. More >>

50,000 native trees planted

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 3:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Planting numbers grew beyond expectations this year as Greater Wellington Regional Council, with the help of local communities, planted 50,000 native trees in our regional parks. Greater Wellington Parks Manager Amanda Cox says the original aim was to plant ... More >>

Proud to support Predator Free Wellington’s launch

Monday, 8 July 2019, 10:45 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw says today’s launch of stage one of Predator Free Wellington’s project is an important step towards improving biodiversity in our region. More >>

Baring Head transformation reaches next phase

Monday, 8 July 2019, 10:25 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Two former lighthouse keeper’s cottages and an old generator building are well on the way to being transformed into accommodation and a visitor centre in East Harbour Regional Park. More >>

Locals had stars in their eyes at Matariki celebration

Monday, 1 July 2019, 5:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Star lovers got to see the night sky up close at the weekend in celebration of Matariki, the Maori New Year. More >>

Council tackling remaining bus challenges in city

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 10:31 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Progress on stabilising Wellington’s bus network was reported to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee at an update at Parliament today. More >>

Regional Council votes to get Wellington moving

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council yesterday endorsed a $6.5 billion Let’s get Wellington Moving transport funding package designed to free up congestion in Wellington city, which was followed today by a matching endorsement from Wellington City Council. More >>

Right plants, right place thanks to Akura Nursery

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A keen planter from Upper Hutt went in the draw recently to win native plants thanks to Akura Nursery’s giveaway in celebration of World Environment Day. More >>

Locals meet fish beneath their feet at Matariki celebration

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 5:09 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington’s Waterfront was swimming with people from across the region on Friday who came out to celebrate Matariki, the Maori New Year. More >>

Greater Wellington Targets Climate Change

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 3:29 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council will target climate change, natural resources and public transport challenges across the region as it adopted its annual plan for 2019/20 today. More >>

Rare birds take flight in wildlife reserve

Monday, 17 June 2019, 2:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Pest control is working its magic in our region with Fernbirds “singing away” in the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve. More >>

Sustainable thinking for future generations

Friday, 14 June 2019, 6:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

“If you were to design Wellington City again – how might you do things differently?” This question was posed to Wellington High School Year 9 students this week who have been tasked with designing sustainable, future-proof cities. More >>

New regional biodiversity group gathers

Friday, 14 June 2019, 4:39 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

‘Ki uta ki tai’ is an expression of the richness found across the Wellington Region from our mountain ranges to the sea. More >>

You don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s (almost) gone

Friday, 14 June 2019, 3:08 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A just-published stocktake of forests in the greater Wellington region reveals the extent of historic clearing and shows that much of what’s left is vulnerable or in danger of being lost. More >>

School students muck in for Arbor Day

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 4:38 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Young students turned up in spades this morning for Queen Elizabeth Park’s Arbor Day planting, donning gumboots and gardening gloves. More >>

Freshwater Hui a success

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:06 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Biodiversity lovers across the region gathered at a Wellington Freshwater Hui on Friday to discuss freshwater and fish monitoring with the aim of improving our region’s environment. The Hui titled “Te upoko o te ika – inside the head of the fish” ... More >>

Make a stand for Greater Wellington in the October elections

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 12:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

If fast-growing and vibrant greater Wellington is your home, then now is your opportunity to make a positive difference to its future. More >>

Town meets country at Belmont Regional Park

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 4:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Belmont Regional Park farm licence holders Dion and Ali Kilmister are striving to reduce the urban-rural gap, and what better place for that than a farm that is run inside a public park. Dion and Ali run seven farms across the lower North Island ... More >>

 

 

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