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Caution Urged For Dog Owners And Swimmers As Toxic Algae Identified At Kapiti Sites

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 2:51 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Swimmers are being advised to take caution while dog owners should keep dogs on leashes or avoid two river sites along the Kapiti Coast with toxic algae, including detached algal mats being identified. The sites are located at Otaki River at State ... More >>

Toxic Algae Blooms Found At Hutt River Sites – Swimmers And Dogs Owners Advised Not To Swim

Friday, 14 January 2022, 2:31 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Swimmers and dog owners are being advised to avoid areas of the Hutt River from the Moonshine Bridge down to just upstream of Taita Rock (but not including Taita Rock), as high levels of toxic algae , including detached algal mats have been identified ... More >>

Caution Urged For Dog Owners And Swimmers As Toxic Algae Identified At Ruamāhanga River Site

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 5:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Swimmers are being advised to take caution while dog owners should keep dogs on leashes or avoid the Ruamāhanga river at Double Bridges as toxic algae, including detached algal mats, have been identified at the site. The site is located near the ... More >>

Early Christmas Present For The Hutt With River Trail Opening Ahead Of Schedule

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 3:28 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Hutt Valley residents will be able to get that post-Christmas meal walk in along the Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt River) this year with a popular section of the trail re-opening ahead of schedule, on Christmas Eve. The dousing of heavy rain in July this year ... More >>

Revealed: Wellington’s Twenty Must Do Events This Summer

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 12:46 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is claiming it’s summer events programme with twenty awesome parks and nature related events as the hottest ticket in town. “The claim may be a little cheeky but we’re sure there’s something in our programme for everyone” ... More >>

Wellington Councils Draw Down First Green Loans From Local Government Funding Agency

Monday, 20 December 2021, 11:07 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington have become the first local authorities in New Zealand to draw down green loans from the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA). Delivering finance to local government since 2011, LGFA is delighted the ... More >>

Whitireia Park Community Activity Welcome With Proper Permissions

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 4:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Some well-meaning yet counterproductive planting and spraying activity in Whitireia Park has prompted Greater Wellington, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the Whitireia Park Restoration Group (WPRG) to remind park users of ways they can help protect its rich ... More >>

Southern Hemisphere’s First Electric Ferry Launched In Wellington

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 11:54 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The first fully electric, high speed passenger ferry in the southern hemisphere was officially launched today in Wellington, where the locally built vessel will sail commuters across Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Constructed by the Wellington Electric ... More >>

Southern Hemisphere’s First Electric Ferry Launched In Wellington

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 11:27 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The first fully electric, high speed passenger ferry in the southern hemisphere was officially launched today in Wellington, where the locally built vessel will sail commuters across Te Whanganui-a-Tara. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/6a0f4ff955264213c115.jpeg" ... More >>

Public Urged To Look Out For Wallabies In Upper Hutt And Near Featherston

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 11:42 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is urging people in and around Upper Hutt and Featherston to keep a sharp eye out for Wallabies following the recent recovery of several dama wallaby corpses in the Pakuratahi Forest and near Kaitoke Regional Park. More >>

Mātauranga Māori, Citizen Science, Community Knowledge, And Expert Information Combine For Future Of Freshwater

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:51 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Whaitua Committee has completed its work to develop a programme to improve the quality of streams and rivers in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. Two reports for Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara were presented to Greater Wellington ... More >>

Wetland Restoration Reaches Milestone

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:49 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Ten thousand wetland plants have now been added to Taupō Swamp, a milestone in restoration work supported by Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Greater Wellington. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/95c0d0926bd2e5f84ab8.jpeg" ... More >>

Train Customers Encouraged To Plan Ahead For Upcoming Rail Union Meeting

Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink train customers will face longer travel times on Wednesday 8 December as buses will replace trains on all lines between approximately 9:00am and 3.00pm while unionised Transdev staff and drivers attend a union meeting. Scheduled bus replacements ... More >>

Getting Students Active - Movin’March Registrations Continue To Roll In

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:16 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Early bird registrations are now open for Movin’March, Greater Wellington’s month long initiative encouraging students to wheel, walk or scoot to school. Greater Wellington Travel Choice Coordinator Kirsty Barr said so far 92 schools have jumped ... More >>

Heavy Sentence For Damaging Wetlands

Monday, 29 November 2021, 8:57 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A landowner and her partner, on the Kapiti Coast, have been convicted, fined (and one imprisoned), for repeatedly damaging wetlands on their property and other environmental offending, despite being told to stop by the council. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/0be2cf453d38563d2282.jpeg" ... More >>

More Accessible Public Transport Planned For Greater Wellington

Friday, 26 November 2021, 5:47 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Building thriving urban communities around public transport hubs at Waterloo, Porirua and around the Wellington region has been set as a priority for future work to strengthen Metlink’s network. Locations were approved yesterday by Greater Wellington’s ... More >>

Accessibility Charter Adopted By Greater Wellington

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 2:36 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is to embark on an action plan designed to make the Metlink public transport network more accessible to disabled people. The plan will work to make network design, infrastructure, education and information more accessible to disabled ... More >>

Fallen Falcons Spark Changes To Park’s Power Poles

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 1:47 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A pair of native kārearea (New Zealand falcons) found dead in Whitireia Park have evoked a significant infrastructure adjustment to the park’s power poles. One of the coordinators of the Whitireia Park Restoration Group (WPRG) and former Greater ... More >>

WELA Offers A Lifeline For Wairarapa

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 12:30 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The increasing volatility of climate-change driven weather has thrown the spotlight on maintaining lifeline services following disruption and potential threats to people and assets from the consequences of natural disasters. Storms and flooding will become ... More >>

Fine Among The Negative Legacy Of Dumped Tyres

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 1:08 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Kevin Anderson and his company Combined Projects (2016) Limited have been convicted and fined for the illegal disposal of waste tyres at a Castlepoint property in Wairarapa. Greater Wellington Regional Council laid four charges against Mr Anderson and his ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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