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Four Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act practice investigations underway

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Four Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act practice investigations underway

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 13 December 2018 by The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has commenced the next group of self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector. These investigations aim to establish whether the agencies have the leadership, culture, organisational systems, policies and procedures in place to support good […]

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Even more events programmed to bring summer fun to regional parks

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Even more events programmed to bring summer fun to regional parks

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 7 December 2018 by Wellington’s summer attractions just got better with the launch of the Greater Wellington Great Outdoors (GWGO) programme, adding to the astonishing line-up of things to do in the region right through until next March. While the commercial activities recently announced should draw some 150,000 […]

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Masterton residents’ views sought on flood protection

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Masterton residents’ views sought on flood protection

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 3 December 2018 by Residents’ views are being sought on development of effective flood management options for Masterton being prepared by Greater Wellington and Masterton District Council. Three public drop-in sessions will take place on 8 and 9 December, following a meeting with residents directly affected by flooding […]

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Multi-user terminal mooted for Cook Strait Ferries

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Multi-user terminal mooted for Cook Strait Ferries

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Multi-user terminal mooted for Cook Strait Ferries Posted on 22 November 2018 by Kaiwharawhara and Kings Wharf have been shortlisted in a search for a site for a potential new multi-user terminal for the Cook Strait Ferries. A joint programme has been established by […]

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Threatened bird species put in appearance at Pauatahanui

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Threatened bird species put in appearance at Pauatahanui

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 21 November 2018 by Yet another nationally endangered bird has returned to the spectacular Pauatahanui Inlet, adding to two other species now also calling the inlet home thanks to the intensive predator trapping efforts of local volunteers, says Greater Wellington senior environmental scientist Roger Uys. “The banded rail, […]

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Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks Posted on 14 November 2018 by Rare native mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala), known as beech mistletoe, has been spotted lately on a number of tracks in Kaitoke Regional Park and Pakuratahi Forest. “We are seeing more and more […]

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Ruamahanga River awarded for having the third most improved water quality in NZ

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Ruamahanga River awarded for having the third most improved water quality in NZ

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Ruamahanga River awarded for having the third most improved water quality in NZ Posted on 13 November 2018 by Improving water quality in the Ruamahanga has been recognised in this year’s New Zealand River Awards (announced tonight).  Monitoring at Gladstone Bridge (midway down the […]

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New signs for Kāeaea Track rich in history

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New signs for Kāeaea Track rich in history

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / New signs for Kāeaea Track rich in history Posted on 13 November 2018 by New signs for East Harbour Regional Park’s newest track – the Kāeaea Track – were unveiled and blessed on the officially completed pathway on Saturday 10 November, offering a fascinating […]

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New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua Posted on 13 November 2018 by Greater Wellington Regional Council, along with lead researchers from NIWA, is trialling a new way of monitoring water quality in Porirua streams. The method is expected to provide a deeper […]

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Wairarapa economic development strategy to benefit whole region

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Wairarapa economic development strategy to benefit whole region

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 13 November 2018 by Today’s release of the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy should be a turning point in the fortunes of Wairarapa, which has all the ingredients for strong growth and future economic success says Greater Wellington Regional Councillor and Wellington Regional Strategy Committee Deputy Chair Roger Blakeley.  […]

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Dung beetles to be rolled out region-wide

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Dung beetles to be rolled out region-wide

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 7 November 2018 by Stephen Heath The first region-wide release of non-native dung beetles in New Zealand is just beginning as Greater Wellington Regional Council and Dung Beetle Innovations team up to help communities looking for cleaner fresh water and farmers seeking higher productivity.  Four species of dung […]

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Urban wetland in Porirua reveals healthy fish life

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Urban wetland in Porirua reveals healthy fish life

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 2 November 2018 by   Greater Wellington Regional Council staff have been fishing day and night around Porirua harbour’s Papakowhai wetland recently – but not for sport or recreation, and not where you’d expect. The Environmental Science team is trapping and spotting fish and invertebrates to see what […]

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Pig hunting aims to minimise environmental damage

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Pig hunting aims to minimise environmental damage

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Pig hunting aims to minimise environmental damage Posted on 1 November 2018 by Tracey Lewis From Subject Received Size Categories Stephen Heath Pig hunting permits now available from Greater Wellington 12:13 PM 275 KB Pig hunting will be permitted in some areas of Wellington’s […]

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New flood modelling shows less impact on Masterton

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New flood modelling shows less impact on Masterton

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 31 October 2018 by New research has found a large and infrequent flood is likely to have less impact on Masterton than previously thought. Masterton District and the Greater Wellington Regional Councils have collaborated on draft maps which indicate the likely spread of flooding in the urban area. […]

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Greater Wellington’s Annual Report highlights investments in our future

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Greater Wellington’s Annual Report highlights investments in our future

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 31 October 2018 by Progress on large-scale, big ticket projects of real benefit for the region marked Greater Wellington’s performance last year, according to its 2017/18 Annual Report, which was adopted by the regional council today. “More than $65 million was invested in future proofing critically important infrastructure […]

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New Eastbourne barrier removes burden from cyclists

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New Eastbourne barrier removes burden from cyclists

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / New Eastbourne barrier removes burden from cyclists Posted on 30 October 2018 by New and improved access at the southern end of Eastbourne’s Muritai Road will make life much easier for walkers and cyclists heading along the coast to the bays and East Harbour […]

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GWRC and Wellington Zoo to work together to discuss ways to improve zoo bus services

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on GWRC and Wellington Zoo to work together to discuss ways to improve zoo bus services

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / GWRC and Wellington Zoo to work together to discuss ways to improve zoo bus services Posted on 30 October 2018 by GWRC officers are to begin working directly with Wellington Zoo to find ways to get more people using public transport to the popular […]

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Toxic Algae in the lower Waipoua River

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Toxic Algae in the lower Waipoua River

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 16 October 2018 by There is a toxic algal bloom in the lower Waipoua River, and Greater Wellington Regional Council is advising caution when swimming or dog walking along the riverbank. The bloom was discovered at a monitoring site at the Colombo Road bridge on Wednesday 10 October. […]

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Stay safe in regional parks during log harvesting

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Stay safe in regional parks during log harvesting

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Stay safe in regional parks during log harvesting Posted on 12 October 2018 by Tracey Lewis People have been idly standing underneath industrial log hauler cables in Maymorn plantation forest during intensive harvesting operations despite the extensive signage warning them to keep out, seemingly […]

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Bridging the visitor gap at Baring Head

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Bridging the visitor gap at Baring Head

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Bridging the visitor gap at Baring Head Posted on 11 October 2018 by Tracey Lewis Work has begun on replacing the Baring Head Bridge across the Wainuiomata River to East Harbour Regional Park, a construction project that will assure future access to Baring Head’s […]

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