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Waingawa River toxic algae alert

Friday, 8 February 2019, 2:13 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algal concentrations in the Waingawa River now exceed guideline levels. This is the first time this summer that the Waingawa River has exceeded guidelines. Dog owners who access the Waingawa River from South Road and/or Hughes Line are advised ... More >>

Greater Wellington put on positive watch by Standard & Poors

Friday, 8 February 2019, 1:10 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has revised the AA outlook on the long term credit rating of Greater Wellington Regional Council from stable to positive. More >>

Stop work meetings to affect some off peak services

Monday, 4 February 2019, 12:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Stop work meetings by Tramways Union members will affect off peak services operated by NZ Bus on Thursday 7 February and Friday 8 February. More >>

Look out for toxic algae, it’s here

Friday, 1 February 2019, 3:57 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Hot weather and low rainfall have combined to increase the risk of toxic algae throughout the greater Wellington region, with some rivers now over the limit for safe swimming. People are strongly advised not to swim in the Hutt River between Moonshine Bridge ... More >>

Metlink introducing new timetables on 3 February

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:53 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is introducing new timetables on 3 February which will increase frequency and improve on-time performance to key routes across the region. More >>

Farmers invest in dung beetles

Monday, 28 January 2019, 7:29 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Farmers have responded positively to Greater Wellington-subsidised packages of dung beetles with strong uptake resulting in around 200 dung beetle colonies now active, primarily in Wairarapa. More >>

Waiwhetu catchment to benefit from flood warning pilot

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 11:54 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Communication is key when flooding is imminent, and four American students are in Lower Hutt working on the vital task of ensuring timely flood warnings get through to affected communities, focusing on neighbourhoods around the Waiwhetu Stream. More >>

Metlink introducing new timetables ahead of busiest period

Friday, 25 January 2019, 10:59 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is introducing new timetables on 3 February which will increase frequency and improve on-time performance to key routes across the region ahead of the busiest public transport period in March. More >>

Update on toxic algae

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 2:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Summary of toxic algae 2018/19 The good news is that we have not yet had a toxic algal bloom (more than 20% cover) this summer at any of our monitoring sites. Every time it looks like toxic algae might exceed guideline levels (more than 20%) we seem ... More >>

Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:19 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are taking the phrase ‘Death by chocolate’ to a whole new level with an innovative rat control method – using chocolate instead of poisonous bait. More >>

Council urges resolution to disappointing bus outcome

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 5:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers. More >>

Check before you travel during strike action

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 2:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging Metlink customers to check the Metlink website and commuter app and make alternative travel arrangements on Wednesday 16 January after an unexpected strike action at operator NZ Bus was called by the Tramways ... More >>

Metlink introduces six month bus trial from Station to Zoo

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 10:38 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is introducing a six month trial bus service between Wellington Station and the Zoo on 3 February 2019. More >>

In the water, be visible, on the water be vigilant

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 9:28 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Harbourmaster, Grant Nalder, is urging harbour users to take care on and in the water following an incident between a rowing skiff and a swimmer that could have ended in tragedy and a near drowning at Paremata. More >>

What lies beneath? Monitoring our urban streams

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 2:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council will shortly be heading underground in the next phase of a project to see what’s alive in Wellington’s network of underground piped streams. More >>

New bus network a “substantial challenge” but improving

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 7:09 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

New bus network a “substantial challenge” but improving – independent review Improvements in Wellington’s new bus services are "ongoing and sustained," an independent review into implementation challenges of the Wellington City and Hutt ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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