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Where are all the kererū?

Monday, 16 September 2019, 4:45 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Last year the fan-favourite Kererū swooped in and claimed Bird of the Year 2018, but now it seems the native birds are nowhere to be seen. More >>

Fine for illegal pollution discharge

Friday, 13 September 2019, 3:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington Water has been convicted and fined $67,500 for an illegal discharge of sewage sludge from the Porirua City Wastewater Treatment Plant. Greater Wellington Regional Council laid the charge back in April. The case concluded on Friday (13 ... More >>

A helping hand on Wellington’s rail network

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:35 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington’s Metlink has been working closely with the Blind Foundation to educate their on-board rail team on the best way to offer assistance to visually impaired passengers. More >>

Connect with nature for Conservation Week’s 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:13 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Conservation Week and Greater Wellington Regional Council are celebrating by teaming up with local organisations to host events across the Wairarapa during September 14-22. More >>

Spring into action for Greater Welly Bike Fest

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 7:04 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Locals are gearing up to spring into action for the upcoming Kia Eke Paihikara Tātou Greater Welly Bike Fest which will see events take place across the rohe (region) throughout October. More >>

Family fun for the 50th Conservation Week

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 4:23 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Conservation Week is coming up and locals can learn how to get involved in volunteering, while getting a close-up look at native fish and reptiles at a free showcase in Lower Hutt on September 15. More >>

Section of Waikanae River track closed following erosion

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 9:28 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Part of the walking track along the Waikanae River bank opposite James Cook Park has been closed following erosion by the river, which has compromised the safe use of the track. More >>

Harbour sediment rates too high for healthy habitats

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 12:38 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A recent survey of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour shows sedimentation rates have more than doubled in the last five years, undermining animal and plant habitats and the healthy functioning of this estuary. More >>

Greater Wellington carbon neutrality underway

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 3:26 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new native forest planting system is helping Greater Wellington Regional Council achieve its biodiversity and climate change goals. More >>

Women empowered with cycle workshops

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:47 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Cycling workshops for migrant, former refugee and low income women are coming to local communities with an aim to empower people with a safe, low cost form of transport. More >>

Greater Wellington announces plan to tackle climate change

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 4:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council agreed unanimously on an ambitious package to tackle climate change, combatting the impacts already being felt across the region, at its Council meeting on August 21. More >>

Children learn to ‘cross with care’ during Rail Safety Week

Friday, 16 August 2019, 7:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Local primary school students got to ride on board Metlink trains this week while learning about staying safe near the tracks as part of Rail Safety Week. More >>

Temporary peak bus changes to provide customer certainty

Monday, 12 August 2019, 4:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink has released details on a range of temporary peak bus changes as part of measures to provide customers with certainty over the next six months, while Tranzurban addresses its driver shortage. More >>

Planting empowers potential for Porirua waterway

Friday, 9 August 2019, 4:51 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Students from Natone, Porirua and Windley schools got digging this week, planting over 600 trees at Bothamley Park thanks to a collaboration between Greater Wellington Regional Council, Sustainable Coastlines and Porirua City Council. More >>

Greater Wellington seeks funding for new trains

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:18 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council plans to improve the region’s rail network with new longer distance rolling stock upgrading the Wairarapa and Capital Connection fleets are underway. Council agreed to endorse a proposed plan which would also provide ... More >>

RiverLink shifts up a gear

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 11:06 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

After several years of planning and preliminary design, work on Lower Hutt’s most ambitious transformation project is starting to ramp-up. RiverLink recently recruited a project director to oversee and coordinate the project, the resource consent process ... More >>

Cyclists and bus drivers switch places

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 8:48 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Travel Choice team recently joined NZBus to run a Wellington workshop where cyclists and bus drivers switched seats to feel what it is like to ride in each other’s shoes. More >>

Preparing Coastal Communities for Climate Change

Monday, 5 August 2019, 4:36 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A report analysing the vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change has been released by Greater Wellington Regional Council and the region’s councils. Preparing Coastal Communities for Climate Change takes an in-depth look at the extent ... More >>

Regional council launches bold plan for environment

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:09 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

After a decade of consultation with the community, decisions on an ambitious plan designed to protect and enhance the regional environment were released today by Greater Wellington Regional Council. “This is a significant achievement which will deliver ... More >>

Planting pays homage to ‘Aunty June’

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 2:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

June Te Raumange Jackson, known to many as ‘Aunty June’, passed away on July 26 and was remembered at a planting day on Sunday at East Harbour Regional Park’s Parangarahu Lakes. More >>

 

 

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