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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 >>

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 >>

   

 

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