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Care urged for swimmers and dog walkers as toxic algae returns

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Care urged for swimmers and dog walkers as toxic algae returns

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Care urged for swimmers and dog walkers as toxic algae returns Posted on 16 January 2018 by Greater Wellington is urging swimmers and dog walkers to avoid the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi between Moonshine Park and Pomare Bridge following the reoccurrence of toxic algae in the area. […]

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Rain washes toxic algae from Hutt River

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Rain washes toxic algae from Hutt River

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Rain washes toxic algae from Hutt River Posted on 8 January 2018 by Good news for swimmers. Recent rain has flushed toxic algae from the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi and Greater Wellington has given the all-clear for people to use it for recreation following an assessment undertaken […]

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Pakuratahi River open for swimming as toxic algae begins to fade

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Pakuratahi River open for swimming as toxic algae begins to fade

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Pakuratahi River open for swimming as toxic algae begins to fade Posted on 19 December 2017 by The Pakuratahi River, which flows through Kaitoke Regional Park north of Upper Hutt, is now open for swimming and dog walking following the gradual disappearance of the toxic algae […]

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No Excuses safety boating campaign

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on No Excuses safety boating campaign

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: No Excuses safety boating campaign Posted on 18 December 2017 by Over 100 vessels were spoken to by GWRC, Maritime Police, and Maritime NZ staff on Saturday as part of a nationwide “No Excuses” boating safety campaign.  On these days we will be placing a stronger […]

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Ramaroa opening adds new dimension to Queen Elizabeth Park

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Ramaroa opening adds new dimension to Queen Elizabeth Park

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Ramaroa opening adds new dimension to Queen Elizabeth Park Posted on 5 December 2017 by The rich Maori, European and natural heritage of Queen Elizabeth Park is now on display with the opening last Saturday of Ramaroa, the brand new heritage centre at the park’s Mackays […]

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Toxic Algae Update 5/12

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Toxic Algae Update 5/12

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Toxic Algae Update 5/12 Posted on 5 December 2017 by Hutt River The Hutt River monitoring results show that the lower part of the river south of where the Akatarawa tributary meets with the Hutt River remains unsafe for swimming all the way to northern end […]

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Rusty the dog – Biosecurity’s new weapon against Velvetleaf

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Rusty the dog – Biosecurity’s new weapon against Velvetleaf

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Rusty the dog – Biosecurity’s new weapon against Velvetleaf Posted on 5 December 2017 by Searching for pest plant Velvetleaf made for thirsty work for Rusty the seven-year-old border collie cross when helping our bio security team this month.   Rusty and his handler John Taylor worked […]

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NO Metlink train services running Friday 1 December

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on NO Metlink train services running Friday 1 December

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: NO Metlink train services running Friday 1 December Posted on 30 November 2017 by Due to strike action on Friday 1 December no Metlink train services will be running Unfortunately the Rail Maritime Transport Union are on strike for the whole day on Friday 1 December, so there are […]

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Officials warn swimmers to stay out of Hutt River

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Officials warn swimmers to stay out of Hutt River

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Officials warn swimmers to stay out of Hutt River Posted on 29 November 2017 by Peter Thornley Greater Wellington Regional Council and Regional Public Health is warning swimmers to stay out of the Hutt River below Kaitoke due to the increased risk of swallowing potentially fatal […]

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Big restoration and recreation project planned for Queen Elizabeth Park

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Big restoration and recreation project planned for Queen Elizabeth Park

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Big restoration and recreation project planned for Queen Elizabeth Park Posted on 20 November 2017 by Chris Maclean, Sam Maclean and Chris Laidlaw An emerging forest abundant with native plants and animals will return to the north-east of Queen Elizabeth Park in the years ahead, thanks […]

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Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for Kaikoura quake anniversary

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for Kaikoura quake anniversary

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for Kaikoura quake anniversary Posted on 13 November 2017 by Tsunami preparedness WREMO focus for Kaikoura quake anniversary The first anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake is an opportunity for the Wellington region to reflect on what might have happened if the earthquake […]

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Greater Wellington’s Annual Report highlights rapid adaptation

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Greater Wellington’s Annual Report highlights rapid adaptation

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Greater Wellington’s Annual Report highlights rapid adaptation Posted on 31 October 2017 by Stephen Heath Greater Wellington Regional Council’s 2016/17 Annual Report, adopted today by the regional council, reflects a year of significant disruption and rapid adaptation to new circumstances while all the time managing to […]

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Fairer fares after GW public consultation

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Fairer fares after GW public consultation

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Fairer fares after GW public consultation Posted on 26 October 2017 by Clayton Anderson More affordable fares are coming for students, blind and disabled customers, and adults travelling during the off-peak periods in the Wellington region. Greater Wellington Regional Council has made further changes to simplifying […]

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Nick Leggett appointed to WRC Holdings Board

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Nick Leggett appointed to WRC Holdings Board

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Nick Leggett appointed to WRC Holdings Board Posted on 26 October 2017 by Stephen Heath Former Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett has been appointed as an external director for WRC Holdings Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington). Mr Leggett brings significant […]

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Greater Wellington gets behind local government water declaration

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Greater Wellington gets behind local government water declaration

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Greater Wellington gets behind local government water declaration Posted on 25 October 2017 by Greater Wellington has today added its signature to the Local Government Leaders’ Water Declaration, which reiterates the sector’s commitment to water quality and calls for greater action from central government.  “We’ve signed […]

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Honshu White Admiral Butterfly versus Japanese Honeysuckle

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Honshu White Admiral Butterfly versus Japanese Honeysuckle

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Honshu White Admiral Butterfly versus Japanese Honeysuckle Posted on 18 October 2017 by Honshu White Admiral Butterfly versus Japanese Honeysuckle Greater Wellington’s biosecurity guardians are valiantly fighting pest plants in the region, but there are times when we have to enlist nature to help us tip […]

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Region looks to big benefits from integrated trail network

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Region looks to big benefits from integrated trail network

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Region looks to big benefits from integrated trail network Posted on 12 October 2017 by An ambitious plan to combine the region’s off-road tracks and trails under a single framework and create a uniquely Wellington region experience that enhances regional lifestyle and attract tourists has been […]

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Two new bosses for Wellington Civil Defence

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Two new bosses for Wellington Civil Defence

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Two new bosses for Wellington Civil Defence Posted on 12 October 2017 by Two new bosses for Wellington Civil Defence Two former military men have been chosen to lead Wellington’s Civil Defence organisation, WREMO (Wellington Region Emergency Management Office), replacing Bruce Pepperell who is retiring after […]

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Trolley decommissioning begins

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Trolley decommissioning begins

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Trolley decommissioning begins Posted on 3 October 2017 by Clayton Anderson In just a few weeks the last trolley bus will retire, as the era of the Wellington icon comes to an end. Greater Wellington’s Chairperson for the Sustainable Transport Committee, Councillor Barbara Donaldson says she […]

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The first step in dismantling Wellington’s trolley bus wires begins next week

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on The first step in dismantling Wellington’s trolley bus wires begins next week

MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: The first step in dismantling Wellington’s trolley bus wires begins next week Posted on 3 October 2017 by Clayton Anderson The first step in dismantling Wellington’s trolley bus wires begins next week Work will start on a disused section in the city centre on 10 October […]

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