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Regional council calls for spade aid to plant 5000 trees

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 2:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is looking for spade aid this weekend – it wants the people of Kapiti to dig deep for the future by planting 5000 trees in Queen Elizabeth Park in just four hours. More >>

Keeping regional property owners up-to-date with flooding

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 12:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

People buying, building or developing property need to know beforehand whether it is prone to flooding, and that’s what they can discover if they use Greater Wellington Regional Council’s just released online Flood Hazard Mapping tool. More >>

Improvements coming for Wairarapa train commuters

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:07 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

“We’re aware of the concerns of Wairarapa Line travellers. Punctuality and capacity are the heart of the issues they face and we’re going to intensify how we work with our partners to address them ” says Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair ... More >>

New bus hubs for Kilbirnie, Johnsonville

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Residents of the eastern and northern suburbs are being asked for their views on where to locate new bus hubs planned for Kilbirnie and Johnsonville next year. More >>

Regional council calls for aid to plant 5000 trees

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:20 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Regional council calls for spade aid to plant 5000 trees in four hours Greater Wellington Regional Council is looking for spade aid this weekend – it wants the people of Kapiti to dig deep for the future by planting 5000 trees in Queen Elizabeth Park ... More >>

Electric buses confirmed for Wellington fleet

Friday, 16 June 2017, 5:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Electric buses confirmed for Wellington fleet 16 June 2017 Wellington commuters will be able to travel on electric buses from next year after Greater Wellington Regional Council signed contracts today with preferred tenderers Tranzit and Uzabus. The two ... More >>

Funding for replacement traction poles a big win

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Funding for replacement traction poles a big win for Wellington rail commuters Nearly $100 million has been allocated to Greater Wellington Regional Council and KiwiRail to replace 1274 wooden traction poles which, without replacement, would lead to significant ... More >>

Hearings on the proposed natural resources plan to begin

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:46 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The final stage of debate on a new framework for protecting the region’s natural resources began today (Monday 22 May) in Masterton, with public hearings before commissioners on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Proposed Natural Resources Plan. More >>

Brand new buses headed for Wellington

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 8:30 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A fleet of new, modern, more environmentally friendly buses will be hitting the roads in mid-2018 following a competitive tender for bus services in the Wellington region. More >>

Something fishy is happening at Woollen Mills Dam

Friday, 7 April 2017, 2:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

07 April 2017 Something fishy is happening at Korokoro Valley’s historic Woollen Mills Dam Work is soon to begin on strengthening Belmont Regional Park’s Woollen Mills Dam in the lower Korokoro Valley to make the dam more resilient to floods and ... More >>

1 in 20 year rainfall for south Wellington

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 2:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Rain gauges operated by Greater Wellington detail the extent that rainfall brought by the ex-cyclone Debbie had over the region. More >>

Regional council takes first steps on living wage

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 4:20 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has voted to introduce the Living Wage for council staff, making it one of the first Living Wage Councils in New Zealand. The move is expected to cost the council around $10,000 per year in additional wage and salary ... More >>

Lights go up on reflective design competition

Monday, 3 April 2017, 1:17 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

As the lights go down on daylight savings, the headlights go up on Project Glow Wear – the reflective design competition all about illuminating people on foot and bike. Back after a glowing inaugural competition in 2016 – the competition challenges ... More >>

OECD environment report reinforces opportunities

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

An OECD report on New Zealand’s environmental performance reinforces the need for regional councils to work with communities on managing freshwater says Chris Laidlaw, Greater Wellington Regional Council chair.   “The OECD report recommends involving ... More >>

Post-earthquake Wellington needs public input

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

There is no such thing as business as usual in Wellington following the November earthquake, says Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw. More >>

Green Flag flying over Kaitoke Regional Park

Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:48 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Kaitoke Regional Park is one of 22 parks and green spaces that have been awarded the coveted international Green Flag Award across Australia and New Zealand. More >>

The story behind Otaki’s “hidden gem”

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 2:41 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

See how a major flood protection project has resulted in stunning environmental enhancement by joining the Explore Chrystalls Bend guided walk along the banks of the Otaki River on Saturday 25 March. More >>

GWRC focuses on building a more resilient region

Friday, 3 March 2017, 11:38 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Strengthening the Wellington region’s ability to cope with natural hazards, while providing a quality natural environment and an improved public transport system, were top of mind when councillors met yesterday to discuss the public consultation ... More >>

Update on disruption of Trolley Bus network 2.50 1/3/17

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 3:52 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Unfortunately, we are continuing to experience delays to some trolley bus services due to an ongoing problem with the power supply. This is impacting services along Adelaide Road, between the Basin Reserve and Newtown School. John Street is also ... More >>

It’s Not Too Late to Get Kids Moving in March

Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:51 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Students from Wellington area schools still have time to sign up for Movin’March, a celebration to encourage students and parents to get active on the way to school without travelling in a car. More >>

 

 

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