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Contestable funding rewards community biodiversity projects

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Nine community groups have collectively received funding of $129,000 over three years through a Greater Wellington Regional Council contestable fund to help restore and protect local biodiversity. This brings the total number of community restoration ... More >>

Greater Wellington Partners with Million Metres

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 7:14 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is celebrating a milestone with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sustainable Business Network, which leads the Million Metres Streams Project designed to restore a million meters of waterways ... More >>

Council Reports Lift in Bus Performance And More to Come

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 7:08 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Council Reports Lift in Bus Performance And More to Come Lifts in the performance of Wellington’s bus network were reported to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee at an update at Parliament today. More >>

Masterton residents’ views sought on flood protection

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 8:59 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Residents’ views are being sought on development of effective flood management options for Masterton being prepared by Greater Wellington and Masterton District Council. More >>

New committee will work with communitieson waterways

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:45 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new whaitua committee - Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara - has been established by Greater Wellington Regional Council to work with communities in the Hutt Valley and Wellington to develop proposals to improve fresh and marine water quality throughout its valley ... More >>

Predator Free plans to prevent rats entering Miramar

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:09 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A survey of the rat population in Kilbirnie begins today (Friday 23 November) to gain an understanding of the size of the population that could impact Miramar Peninsula when it becomes predator free. More >>

Multi-user terminal mooted for Cook Strait Ferries

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 3:40 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Kaiwharawhara and Kings Wharf have been shortlisted in a search for a site for a potential new multi-user terminal for the Cook Strait Ferries. More >>

Threatened bird species put in appearance at Pauatahanui

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Yet another nationally endangered bird has returned to the spectacular Pauatahanui Inlet, adding to two other species now also calling the inlet home thanks to the intensive predator trapping efforts of local volunteers, says Greater Wellington ... More >>

Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 7:53 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks Rare native mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala), known as beech mistletoe, has been spotted lately on a number of tracks in Kaitoke Regional Park and Pakuratahi Forest. More >>

Wairarapa economic strategy benefits whole region

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:35 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Today’s release of the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy should be a turning point in the fortunes of Wairarapa, which has all the ingredients for strong growth and future economic success says Greater Wellington Regional Councillor and Wellington ... More >>

Ruamahanga River recognized for water quality

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:31 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Improving water quality in the Ruamahanga has been recognised in this year’s New Zealand River Awards (announced tonight). More >>

Earthquake scenario to practise emergency response

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Between the 14 and 28 November, councils across the Wellington region will be holding a series of training exercises using a simulated earthquake scenario to practise their emergency response procedures. The first of this series coincides with the ... More >>

New signs for Kāeaea Track rich in history

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

New signs for East Harbour Regional Park’s newest track - the Kāeaea Track – were unveiled and blessed on the officially completed pathway on Saturday 10 November, offering a fascinating insight into how the region used to look. More >>

New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 2:38 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council, along with lead researchers from NIWA, is trialling a new way of monitoring water quality in Porirua streams. The method is expected to provide a deeper understanding of where contaminants are coming from and gauge ... More >>

Dung beetles to be rolled out region-wide

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The first region-wide release of non-native dung beetles in New Zealand is just beginning as Greater Wellington Regional Council and Dung Beetle Innovations team up to help communities looking for cleaner fresh water and farmers seeking higher productivity. More >>

Urban wetland in Wainuiomata reveals healthy fish life

Friday, 2 November 2018, 12:00 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council staff recently put the spotlight on Wainuiomata, at night, that is, in pursuit of the fish and invertebrates that inhabit the waters of its wetland. Some of which have been swimming around in their urban habitat for ... More >>

Greater Wellington pig hunting aims to minimise damage

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Pig hunting will be permitted in some areas of Wellington’s regional parks and plantation forests in a one-year trial by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Hunters can apply now for permits to hunt in Puketiro Plantation Forest and Valley View Forest ... More >>

Annual Report highlights investments in our future

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 3:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Progress on large-scale, big ticket projects of real benefit for the region marked Greater Wellington’s performance last year, according to its 2017/18 Annual Report, which was adopted by the regional council today. More >>

Council votes to provide free transport on Christmas Day

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 1:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Passengers will be able to travel free on Christmas Day on the Wellington region’s buses and trains. More >>

Improving zoo bus services

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:52 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

GWRC officers are to begin working directly with Wellington Zoo to find ways to get more people using public transport to the popular attraction. More >>

 

 

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