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Make Movin’March Your Child’s Mission

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

School children and their parents are getting into gear for this year’s Movin’March – a region-wide campaign to encourage active travel to and from school, which runs from 5-29 March. Greater Wellington Regional Council developed the campaign, which ... More >>

Worsening weather may impact Wellington commuter services

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The weather is expected to worsen this afternoon and your trip home may take longer. The Metservice are advising that high winds are still expected and we may have high tides and large waves impacting coastal areas on the Kapiti Coast overnight. Air ... More >>

Community views wanted on phenomenally popular Hutt River

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:00 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Community views wanted on the phenomenally popular Hutt River With more than one million visits each year, the Hutt Valley Trail is the region’s most visited “park,” offering opportunities for rest and recreation of all kinds for Hutt Valley residents ... More >>

Care urged as toxic algae returns

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 1:30 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algae is once again causing problems in the Hutt River/Te Awa Kairangi, and Greater Wellington is urging swimmers and dog walkers to avoid swimming or taking their dogs from just south of Silverstream (Pomare Bridge) through to Birchville. More >>

Metlink warning on potential for heat related rail delays

Friday, 26 January 2018, 2:37 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Alerts from weather forecasters that high temperatures are expected to continue next week is prompting Metlink to warn commuters on the Wairarapa service that trains may face delays, and to plan for that. More >>

Care urged for swimmers and dogs as toxic algae returns

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 12:04 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is urging swimmers and dog walkers to avoid the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi between Moonshine Park and Pomare Bridge following the reoccurrence of toxic algae in the area. More >>

Rain washes toxic algae from Hutt River

Monday, 8 January 2018, 4:00 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Good news for swimmers. Recent rain has flushed toxic algae from the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi and Greater Wellington has given the all-clear for people to use it for recreation following an assessment undertaken earlier today. More >>

Check, Clean & Dry Boat Gear to Stop Freshwater Pests

Friday, 22 December 2017, 11:35 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Summer is here and nothing beats an afternoon of swimming, fishing, or boating at your favourite local waterway. The Greater Wellington region is renowned for its multitude of sparkling, beautiful waterways and everyone can do their part to help ... More >>

Council to commission investigation into Wairarapa rail

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 4:39 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is apologising to customers on the Wairarapa line for a recent spate of breakdowns that have resulted in significant delays and discomfort for customers. More >>

Pakuratahi River open for swimming as toxic algae fades

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 3:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Pakuratahi River open for swimming as toxic algae begins to fade The Pakuratahi River, which flows through Kaitoke Regional Park north of Upper Hutt, is now open for swimming and dog walking following the gradual disappearance of the toxic algae ... More >>

Dog death from suspected toxic algae poisoning

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The death of a dog from suspected poisoning by toxic algae in the Hutt River reinforces the importance of staying out of the river and away from its edge when warnings about toxic algae are in place. More >>

Ramaroa opening adds new dimension to Queen Elizabeth Park

Monday, 4 December 2017, 8:44 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The rich Maori, European and natural heritage of Queen Elizabeth Park is now on display with the opening of Ramaroa, the brand new heritage centre at the park’s Mackays Crossing entrance. More >>

November’s big dry breaks rainfall records

Friday, 1 December 2017, 1:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

News media release For immediate release – 1 December 2017 November’s big dry breaks rainfall records What astonishing November weather. Rainfall records for the month throughout the region fell faster than the rain as the region’s big dry really ... More >>

Greater Wellington welcomes cancellation of rail strike

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 5:14 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is welcoming the cancellation of Friday’s rail strike, following the withdrawal of industrial action by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. More >>

Officials warn swimmers to stay out of Hutt River

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 3:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Officials warn swimmers to stay out of Hutt River Greater Wellington Regional Council and Regional Public Health is warning swimmers to stay out of the Hutt River below Kaitoke due to the increased risk of swallowing potentially fatal toxic algae, which ... More >>

Bus stopwork meeting scheduled for 29 November 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017, 3:22 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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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