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Teaming up to tackle sea level rise

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 12:40 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Sea level rise is an imminent threat to certain areas of the Wellington Region, so how will locals adapt to changing landscapes – four university students from the US are here to find out. More >>

Greater Wellington welcomes water resilience support

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:42 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A second round of financial support for the development of a sustainable water supply for Wairarapa, seven million dollars in loan funding for regional water storage, has been strongly endorsed by Greater Wellington Regional Council. “Given a recent ... More >>

Reef heron declining to a critical degree, survey shows

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 6:08 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

While some of our precious native coastal birds are thriving in the Wellington region, a survey of 460 kilometres of coastline highlights how some species, including the reef heron, are continuing to decline to a critical degree. More >>

Banded dotterel make a comeback in the Wellington Region

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 4:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

While some of our precious native coastal birds are declining, a survey of 460 kilometres of coastline highlights how banded dotterel are thriving in the Wellington region. More >>

Get outdoors with Greater Wellington’s summer events

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 6:09 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellingtonians will have the opportunity to get into the great outdoors and explore their region with the Greater Wellington Regional Council annual summer events programme kicking off this week. More >>

Decade of positive development ahead for Wellington rail

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 10:38 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council chair, Cr Daran Ponter, says intensive work by KiwiRail staff over the holidays shows a real commitment by KiwiRail to improving the Wellington rail network, and represents a step forward on the pathway to better ... More >>

Cockle count indicates health of Pāuatahanui Inlet

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 4:38 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

About 90 people of all ages gathered at the Pāuatahanui Inlet recently, donning gumboots in preparation to take part in the tenth cockle count in the area. More >>

Greater Wellington boosts climate change committee

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:03 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following its declaration of a climate emergency, Greater Wellington Regional Council will further sharpen its focus on addressing climate issues by appointing a climate specialist to advise its newly-formed Climate Committee. More >>

Care urged for swimmers, dog walkers as toxic algae blooms

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:52 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A severe toxic algal bloom has developed along the whole of the Waipoua River in Wairarapa, with algae and detached mats building up at the river margins. People and their pets are urged to avoid the river and its banks until conditions improve. More >>

Waterloo Park & Ride opening provides an extra 160 spaces

Friday, 13 December 2019, 4:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Waterloo Park & Ride officially opened on Friday 13, combatting the growing demand for more parking spaces as more people opt to leave their cars at the station and train to work. More >>

4WD Clubs fined for damaging stream and discharging sediment

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:02 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Valley 4WD Club and the NZ Four Wheel Drive Association (NZFWDA) have both been convicted and fined for damaging a tributary of the Mangaroa River and discharging sediment. More >>

Greater Wellington buys land to manage Hutt River

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:00 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has purchased the land on which Manor Park Golf Club sits and leased it back to the club in a deal which manages flood risk, provides opportunities to improve the amenities of the Hutt River Trail while enabling the ... More >>

Dutch Ambassador trades 4 wheels for 2 by cycling to work

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Dutch Ambassador to New Zealand Mira Woldberg is walking the sustainable talk by swapping her embassy car for an e-bike and cycling to work from Wadestown each day. More >>

Greater Wellington shares key initiatives for transport

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:34 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A roadmap for the region’s bus, rail and ferry network was shared with the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee at Parliament during an update from Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency today. Greater Wellington Chair Daran ... More >>

Partnership will drive LGWM programme forward

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:37 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has voted in favour of a new relationship and funding agreement with Wellington City Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency to take the next phase of the $6.4 billion Let’s Get Wellington Moving programme ... More >>

Greater Wellington Shares Key Initiatives for Transport

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 12:02 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A roadmap for the region’s bus, rail and ferry network was shared with the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee at Parliament during an update from Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency today. More >>

Passengers packed like sardines without urgent funding

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:23 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has warned that passengers on Lower North Island trains will be packed in like sardines come 2025 unless an urgent business case to government for new hybrid trains gets the go ahead. More >>

Metlink to roll out key fixes to bus Network

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Councillors will consider an action plan of key fixes to the bus network on the back of the results of its comprehensive city-wide community engagement process which will be put to Council on Thursday 12 December. More than 1,700 Wellingtonians ... More >>

Station ceremony marks next stage in rail network upgrade

Monday, 9 December 2019, 3:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

An event held opposite Trentham Station this morning marks the beginning of the next stage in the $196 million Wellington Metro Upgrade Programme. More >>

Movin’March registrations open

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Earlybird Registrations for Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Movin’March are open and schools are being encouraged to sign up to the month-long initiative to encourage students to walk, cycle and scoot to school. More >>

 

 

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