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Community Desires Better Environmental Health For Future Generations

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 12:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The message from Wellington communities is loud and clear, Greater Wellington needs to prioritise better environment health as part of its 2021-2031 Long Term Plan (LTP). Over half of the 1,086 people taking part in the regional council’s LTP pre-engagement ... More >>

Whānau Summer Day Brings The Backyard To The Bush

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 4:23 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Kaitoke Regional Park will be everybody's big backyard this Saturday as Greater Wellington hosts Whānau Summer Day, a free event for the whole family. Celebrating the classic Kiwi backyard, the day will be full of activities, surprises and stories ... More >>

Toxic Algae Season Is Here

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 10:48 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

With the onset of warmer weather the risk of toxic algae throughout the greater Wellington region is rising, with some rivers now over the limit for safe swimming. People are strongly advised not to swim in the Waipoua River from Paierau Road to ... More >>

Greater Wellington Urges Government To Take A Closer Look At Regional Pressures And Ease Burden On Ratepayers

Monday, 14 December 2020, 6:42 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington published its Briefing to Incoming Minsters today urging the Government to take action in a number of areas to help facilitate the growing role of regional councils and ease the funding burden on ratepayers. Greater Wellington ... More >>

Greater Wellington’ Parks Face The Future

Monday, 14 December 2020, 3:31 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has just endorsed a new ten-year management plan for its regional parks which sets the direction for their evolution over the next decade. The Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan has at its core climate change ... More >>

Our Region’s Green Mindset Shines Through As A Top Priority In The Long Term Plan

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 3:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Environmental protection and enhancement, accessible and efficient public transport, and action on the climate emergency – have been ranked by our community as Greater Wellington’s top priorities, reports a survey on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s ... More >>

Surveying Mud – Key To Monitoring The Health Of Te-Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 9:26 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Last month Greater Wellington conducted the sixth underwater survey in Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour as a part of a programme to assess the environmental health of the highly valued Onepoto and Pāuatahanui estuaries. The survey, carried out by NIWA divers, ... More >>

Include Wetlands In ETS To Reduce Emissions Say Greater Wellington

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 12:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is calling on the Government to include non-forest permanent carbon sinks such as wetlands in the ETS or an alternative market-based scheme to reward the removal of carbon from the atmosphere and accelerate the country’s emissions ... More >>

Check Online If It’s Safe To Swim

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 12:52 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

As we splash into the swimming season and experience heavy rainfall, Greater Wellington is urging the community to check if it’s safe to swim on Land Air Water Aotearoa’s (LAWA) website under the ‘Can I swim here’ section. Greater Wellington senior ... More >>

Free Travel On Metlink On Christmas Day And New Year’s Eve

Friday, 4 December 2020, 12:56 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is wishing customers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year in the best possible way, by providing free travel on Metlink bus and train services on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Customers need only to hop on and hop off, there will be ... More >>

Greater Wellington Regional Council Provides Blueprint For Regional Public Transport In Response To Climate Emergency

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 2:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council's Transport Committee today endorsed the proposed draft Wellington Regional Public Transport Plan 2021-31, which will be consulted with the public. "The draft Plan has been built around the strategic priority ... More >>

Declaration Of Climate Emergency Reinforces Need For Partnership With Local Government

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:47 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council strongly supports the Government’s declaration of a climate emergency and welcomes its foresight in acknowledging the greatest challenge to face the nation. “The declaration sends the strongest signal that the Government ... More >>

Getting Students Active, Movin’March 2021 Registrations Open

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 11:02 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Early bird registrations for Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Movin’March are open - calling all schools to sign up to the month-long initiative that encourages students to walk, cycle and scoot to school. Greater Wellington travel choice coordinator ... More >>

More Information On Water Metering Essential, Says Greater Wellington

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 9:53 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council supports the decision by the Wellington Water Committee to seek further refinement and costs on the case for installing residential water meters to help reduce water consumption throughout the region. Following consideration ... More >>

Bus Customers Encouraged To Check Before They Travel During Tramways Union Meeting

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington bus customers will face disruptions to their travel on Wednesday 25 November between 9:00am and 3pm as some drivers attend a Tramways Union meeting. Councillor Roger Blakeley, Transport Committee Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council, ... More >>

Tranzurban At Environmental Forefront As Green Gold Award Winner

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 3:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Green, clean and reliable – was the message that shined through as Metlink operator Tranzurban won the Green Gold category at this year’s Wellington Gold Awards for its ongoing commitment to an environmentally friendly fleet. As the first company ... More >>

Putting The ‘heart’ In Freshwater Data Is Key To Conservation

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 12:28 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Region Council is innovating ways to transform and humanise freshwater data to drive positive change, through CreativeHQ’s NZ GovTech Accelerator programme. Greater Wellington experts are coming to the end of the three-month programme that ... More >>

Greater Wellington Celebrates Biodiversity Champions Behind Bird Of The Year

Friday, 6 November 2020, 3:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington councillors are singing the same tune, announcing their top five species for Bird of the Year 2020; kākā, tūturiwhatu (banded dotterel), kererū, tīeke (North Island saddleback) and korimako (bellbird). The Wellington region is ... More >>

Metlink Is Running Free Fares For Round The Bays

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 5:50 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

To keep carbon emissions low and morale high, Metlink is providing free transport across its whole network (bus, ferry and rail) in the Greater Wellington region on 21 February 2021 for Round the Bays participants and volunteers. If everyone travelled ... More >>

Flooding, Wildfires And Droughts - Climate Change Is Already Affecting Our Region

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 5:49 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Our region is already seeing higher chances of droughts, wildfires, floods and sea level rises, all of which threaten our communities, infrastructure and natural resources - signals a new report released by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and StatsNZ. ... More >>