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Schools encouraged to get involved in ‘Active Travel Action’

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 7:05 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Local students are being encouraged to think about the impact of their travel choices thanks to a new Active Travel Action initiative. More >>

Greater Wellington working to combat impact of mast year

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:44 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is gearing up to combat a significant mast year to control the number of predators posing a threat to our native wildlife. A mast event is when trees produce extremely heavy flowering and fruiting which serves as ... More >>

More Time Needed for Rest And Meal Break Legislation

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 7:47 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More Time Needed to Prepare for Rest And Meal Break Legislation Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair says public transport operators will need more time to prepare for rest and meal break legislation changes if the Government wants to avoid disruptions ... More >>

Anthony inspires through exercise

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 5:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

One ten-year-old local is making permanent lifestyle changes thanks to the Movin’March initiative which wrapped up last week. More >>

Council approves rates rise in line with Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 1:56 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council today voted to confine its increase to 2019/20 regional rates to an average of 5.9%, the amount forecast in its Long Term Plan 2018-28. More >>

Swimmers urged to keep out of water in the inner harbour

Friday, 29 March 2019, 12:25 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

People are being warned against swimming or entering the water in the inner harbour – particularly in the Taranaki Street Wharf area between Whairepo Lagoon and the waterfront area around Shed 6 - due to the presence of raw sewage. More >>

Children got Movin’ for the month of March

Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:39 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Children were cheering for Movin’March this month with record numbers participating in this year’s initiative. More >>

Wellington Regional Council to reconsider rates rises

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 9:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has decided to reconsider its rates proposals for 2019-2020 in view of their potential impact on some communities in the region. More >>

Last rat survey before barriers installed in Miramar

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 4:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The last of three surveys of rat populations in Miramar designed to help in exterminating predators from the peninsula is taking place this week. Volunteers have been out and about placing chew cards throughout the peninsula to help create a final picture ... More >>

No fare rises says Greater Wellington

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 3:48 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

There will be no rise in bus and train fares this year. More >>

Keen to help in restoring regional biodiversity?

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 5:09 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The continuing national trend towards biodiversity decline, seen in disappearing habitats, rising numbers of threatened species and compromised fresh and coastal water poses a massive challenge to New Zealand to which the greater Wellington region ... More >>

High levels of toxic algae found in Waikanae River

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 4:17 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is advising people not to swim or walk dogs off-lead in and around the Waikanae River below SH1 due to high levels of toxic algae. Latest assessments show that toxic algae exceed safe levels in the river west of SH1, where ... More >>

Bus review gives power to suburbs and communities

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 2:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council shared the first details of the second stage of its bus network review today with public consultation forming the bulk of the work. More >>

Council to consider the Annual Plan for 2019-20

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 12:28 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Continued investment in key regional infrastructure and resilience, including flood protection, environmental protection and public transport, features in Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Annual Plan 2019-2020, which will be considered at its council ... More >>

Toxic algae update – a tale of contrast

Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algae levels this week are on the increase across the region, but especially in Wairarapa’s Ruamahanga catchment where some sites are nearing, or are at, safety guideline levels. More >>

Greater Wellington opts to buy land to manage flood risk

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:21 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington opts to negotiate to buy land to manage Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River flood risk More >>

Everyday heroes wanted for quake readiness program

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 2:48 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The ground shakes – it's a big one. After you drop, cover and hold, you dust yourself off, attend to any immediate emergency, and venture out. What happened? To whom? And where do you go if you need or can offer help? More >>

Rain washes toxic algae from regions’ rivers

Monday, 25 February 2019, 5:48 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The rain and dark clouds over the weekend had the silver lining of flushing toxic algae from the region’s rivers. “We expect that all rivers in the greater Wellington region are now free from toxic algae. That’s certainly the case in Kapiti where ... More >>

Council congratulates winners and organisers of Te Matatini

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 6:51 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Council congratulates winners and organisers of Te Matatini as wildly successful event comes to a close Te Matatini, the national Kapa Haka festival, proved itself as a drawcard for the region and as one of the most significant cultural events in ... More >>

Temporary morning peak bus changes to provide certainty

Saturday, 23 February 2019, 11:19 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

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

   

 

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