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Time To Scrub Up On Toxic Algae Urges Greater Wellington

Monday, 18 October 2021, 1:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Summer swimmers, dog owners and the community should be scrubbing up on spotting toxic algae as we approach the warmer months and our refreshing rivers beckon. Toxic algae is harmful to people and deadly to dogs, so owners need to take the lead and ... More >>

Greater Wellington Lifts The Lid On Its Regional Role And Responsibilities

Friday, 15 October 2021, 1:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A campaign launched by Greater Wellington today is cutting through confusion, showing the value the regional council adds to communities and the importance of its role in navigating change facing the region in the coming years. Nigel Corry, Chief Executive ... More >>

Snapper On Rail Unveiled On Johnsonville Line

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 1:38 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink confirmed the launch date for Snapper on rail today with the card payment rolling out on the Johnsonville line as part of a pilot that will inform the National Ticketing Solution in the future. Familiar to hundreds and thousands of bus passengers ... More >>

Greater Wellington Wants Action On The Emission Reduction Plan

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 11:34 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is urging the regional team of half a million people to actively respond to the Government’s just-released National Emissions Reduction Plan, which outlines a proposed framework to meet the emissions budgets required to limit greenhouse ... More >>

Plastic In Waterways Criticised By Regional Council

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 1:34 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

With the clean-up of plastic found in the Tauherenikau River in August nearing the halfway mark, the focus for Greater Wellington now turns to stopping rubbish being dumped in waterways across the region. Greater Wellington deputy chair and Wairarapa ... More >>

New Report Starkly Outlines Wairarapa Climate Change

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 7:26 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new report that brings home the impact of climate change in Wairarapa in never-before seen detail has just been released by Greater Wellington. Commissioned by Greater Wellington and written by NIWA, the report provides the latest update on the climate ... More >>

Ruamāhanga planting to deliver jobs and environment benefits

Friday, 24 September 2021, 3:00 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Planting is coming to an end in the year one work programme of the Major Rivers – Riparian Management programme as Greater Wellington closes in on establishing more than 36,000 of 120,000 plants allocated towards improving water quality and habitat ... More >>

Rural Communities Urged To Report Sightings Of Crop-eating Pest Bird During ‘look For Rooks’ Awareness Campaign.

Friday, 24 September 2021, 11:21 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is calling out to rural communities in the Greater Wellington region to ‘look for rooks’ in its annual awareness campaign. <img src="" width="720" height="720"> Rook, Corvus frugilegus A large, ... More >>

Greater Wellington welcomes $1.2 billion boost

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 3:41 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has welcomed Tuesday’s announcement by Minister of Transport Hon Michael Wood of the Government’s transport funding priorities for the next three years contained in the National Land Transport Programme More >>

Rubber Hits The Road For Metlink’s Electric Vehicle Fleet

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 9:25 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is on track to becoming the lowest carbon emissions network in the country, as a new tranche of 10 electric vehicles (EVs) started rolling out on the road this week. These are the first of the 98 new EVs that Metlink has committed to welcoming ... More >>

Applications open for Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Greater Wellington’s fund that boosts community environmental projects

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 11:56 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Applications are open for this year’s Community Environment Fund which supports community groups to restore, maintain and protect our native ecosystems, a joint initiative between Greater Wellington and Ngāti Toa Rangatira. The fund supports ... More >>

Metlink Moving To Saturday Timetable At Alert Level 4

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 8:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following the Government’s alert level 4 announcement, Metlink has confirmed it will start to move to a Saturday timetable for bus and train services as the country enters into Alert Level 4 from 11:59pm Tuesday 17 August 2021. Metlink General Manager ... More >>

Metlink Update on rail and bus services (3:45 PM 17 August 2

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 3:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Arrangements have been made to ensure modified rail and bus services are available to get home during this evening’s rush hour. The current situation is that: the Kapiti Line remains closed north of Plimmerton and will remain closed overnight to ... More >>

Climate resilience work begins at Heretaunga in Upper Hutt

Monday, 16 August 2021, 10:14 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Work has begun on stabilising the banks of Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River at Heretaunga near the Royal Wellington Golf Club in Upper Hutt, alongside the popular Hutt River Trail. More >>

Grazing Land Out To Pasture At QEP And Kaitoke, Permanent Carbon Sink To Take Its Place

Friday, 13 August 2021, 3:40 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Major restoration work has begun at Queen Elizabeth Park (QEP) and Kaitoke Regional Park to provide a permanent carbon sink for the region that will cut Greater Wellington’s carbon footprint by 2.5 percent in the first decade of its creation. The work is ... More >>

Accessible Suspension Bridge Swings Into Action At Kaitoke Regional Park

Friday, 13 August 2021, 9:05 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The highly anticipated suspension bridge at Kaitoke Regional Park is now open, meaning more visitors can connect with nature at one of our region’s most beloved parks. <img src="" ... More >>

Greater Wellington Supports Banded Dotterels’ Increasing Hatching Stats With New Strategy

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 3:46 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

As tūturiwhatu/banded dotterels hatching stats rise on the Eastbourne to Wainuiomata coastline, Greater Wellington and the project partners are unifying conservation efforts under a new strategy to build on this success. Since 2011, Greater Wellington, ... More >>

Greater Wellington Is Investing In Navigation Resources To Boost Accessibility In Public Facilities

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 11:28 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is working with Blind Low Vision NZ to install tech in the office’s public facilities to enable members of our community more independent and safe access. Six BlindSquare beacons have been installed in Greater Wellington’s Cuba Street ... More >>

Community Plant Nursery Sprouts New Life In Wainuiomata

Monday, 9 August 2021, 3:34 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington, along with project partners Forest and Bird, has opened the doors to a new native plant nursery in Wainuiomata Recreation Reserve. <img src="" ... More >>

‘Perfect Timing’ For Pōneke Collective’s Presentation To Greater Wellington

Friday, 6 August 2021, 9:44 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington councillors welcomed strong representation from Pōneke Collective, a broad coalition of students and welfare groups seeking more equitable access to public transport, at yesterday’s Transport Committee meeting. The Collective asked ... More >>