Greater Wellington Regional Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Local Students To Test Ecosystems And Create Green Data

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 12:46 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A Water Catchment Health day on Tuesday 10 November works with Wainuiomata students to help map environmental and stream health to inform the protection of regional ecosystems. The day raises awareness for Te Oranga O Te Awa, a programme that engages ... More >>

Greater Welly Bike Fest A Zooming Success

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 6:28 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Image credit: Huri Huri Bike Wairarapa ‘Ka mau te wehi!’ - is the sentiment as Greater Welly Bike Fest celebrates over 600 participants across the region with prizes and giveaways. October’s Kia Eke Paihikara Tātou Greater Welly Bike Fest ... More >>

Lifestyle Block Wetland Creates A Pathway For Growth And Opportunity

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 2:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A Te Horo lifestyle block owner is achieving her wetland restoration vision by creating an ecological corridor for native birds, through Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Healthy Waterways programme. Wetlands come in all shapes and sizes, but their benefits ... More >>

More Green Jobs For Stronger Environmental Health

Monday, 5 October 2020, 11:35 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Last week marked the successful wrap up of a trial programme which boosts job opportunities that benefit the health of the community and te taiao, an initiative funded by Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Department of Conservation (DOC) and Greater Wellington ... More >>

Every Kererū Counts – How Our Native Bird Holds The Key To Biodiversity

Monday, 5 October 2020, 11:15 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

This year marks the 17th year that Greater Wellington Regional Council has monitored kererū in Kaitoke Regional Park to track their health, which is essential to our native bush regeneration and wider biodiversity. With the results in, a soaring number ... More >>

Independent Chair Appointed To Role At Greater Wellington

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 6:14 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has appointed Martin Matthews as independent chair of Greater Wellington’s Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee (FRAC). This is a key role on the committee that looks over the regional council’s financial ... More >>

Reconnecting With Nature Is Vital To Our Health And Wellbeing

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 11:02 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Mental Health Awareness Week is a timely reminder of the invaluable role te taiao plays in maintaining a balanced mental health and general wellbeing, advocates Greater Wellington Councillor Prue Lamason. ‘Return to nature’ is a theme of this week, ... More >>

Greater Wellington On The Pathway To Lower Carbon Emissions

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 4:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Climate Committee has supported two proposals to retire grazing and restore rare wetland and forest ecosystems in its Queen Elizabeth and Kaitoke regional parks, a decision that will accelerate the regional council’s ... More >>

Pedal, Pump, Jump – Bike Fest Is Your Carbon Reduction Month

Monday, 21 September 2020, 5:07 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Locals are checking their brakes, pumping up tyres and fastening helmets for this October’s Kia Eke Paihikara Tātou Greater Welly Bike Fest, a month that celebrates climate friendly forms of transport. Greater Wellington Regional Council Travel Choice ... More >>

Travelling On Metlink Services At Alert Level 1

Monday, 21 September 2020, 2:45 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following the Government’s alert level 1 announcement Metlink has confirmed that face coverings will not be mandatory on board bus, ferry and train services from 22 September 2020. General Manager of Metlink Scott Gallacher says while some passengers ... More >>

Kōwhai, Ngaio, And Swamp Flax – Key To The Region’s ‘well-bee-ing’

Friday, 18 September 2020, 1:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Bee Aware Month is the buzz word on the region’s streets; the perfect time to sweeten up your native planting skills and support bees which are key to our community health and resilience. It’s no secret that bees hold our ecosystem together through ... More >>

Greater Wellington Investigating Snapper On Rail Services In Preparation For National Ticketing

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 1:42 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is investigating rolling out Snapper payments on rail services across the region following decisions made at Council today to help pave the way for national ticketing. Transport committee chair Roger Blakeley says it was a timely ... More >>

Wairarapa School Nurtures Muddy Paddock Into Thriving Wetland

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 2:08 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Kahutara School is fostering students’ connection with te taiao (nature) by developing a wetland to encourage biodiversity back to the local area, following the school’s participation in the Whitebait Connection programme. The programme was led by Mountains ... More >>

Physical Distancing Measures Removed From Metlink Services

Monday, 14 September 2020, 2:31 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following a Government announcement, physical distancing will be removed from Metlink services from today. Metlink General Manager Scott Gallacher says the move makes sense following a successful transition to face coverings. “This change comes on ... More >>

Greater Wellington Urges Farmers, Landowners And Developers To Bone Up On New Regulations

Friday, 4 September 2020, 12:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Regulations that came into force yesterday (3 September 2020) set new directions and standards for freshwater management, and Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging farmers, landowners and developers to familiarise themselves with their ... More >>

Titahi Bay Community Plant The Seeds For Environmental Leadership

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 11:47 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Whānau in Titahi Bay have been planting native seedlings to enhance their local environment as a part of the Kahotea Stream Restoration Group, funded by Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Community Environment Fund . This funding round focuses ... More >>

Prosperity For Māori A Key Goal Of New Māori Regional Economic Development Strategy

Friday, 21 August 2020, 11:04 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A regional Māori strategy designed to contribute to a more prosperous whenua, wai and whānau environment for the wider Wellington region has just been launched. Titled Te Matarau a Māui: Collaborative Pathways to Prosperous Māori Futures , the strategy ... More >>

Have You Say On Our Regional Parks

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 1:48 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is urging people to join a conversation about the future of its regional parks network through getting involved in consultation on its draft Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan, 2020-2030. The plan, which will be in force until 2030, ... More >>

Greater Wellington Proposes Operation To Save Old Growth Forests

Friday, 14 August 2020, 3:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

An operation to save approximately 11,400 hectares of pristine old growth forest, including 3000 hectares of plantation forestry, from damage caused by predators in the Akatarawa Forest is being proposed by Greater Wellington. “Possum numbers in ... More >>

On Track To Safer Communities Around Rail Crossings

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:09 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Rail Safety Week, 10-16 August 2020, has set the wheels in motion to raise awareness for safely crossing railway tracks to reduce the number of near misses, with backing from Metlink. Yesterday, TrackSAFE and Kiwirail cohosted a launch event at Wellington ... More >>