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Waiwhetu catchment to benefit from flood warning pilot project

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Waiwhetu catchment to benefit from flood warning pilot project

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 25 January 2019 by Communication is key when flooding is imminent, and four American students are in Lower Hutt working on the vital task of ensuring timely flood warnings get through to affected communities, focusing on neighbourhoods around the Waiwhetu Stream. The students, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in […]

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Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Chocolate found to be effective for pest control Posted on 17 January 2019 by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are taking the phrase ‘Death by chocolate’ to a whole new level with an innovative rat control method – using chocolate instead […]

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Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers Posted on 16 January 2019 by Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for […]

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Metlink introduces six month bus trial between Wellington Station and the Zoo

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Metlink introduces six month bus trial between Wellington Station and the Zoo

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council About us / News releases / Metlink introduces six month bus trial between Wellington Station and the Zoo Posted on 11 January 2019 by Metlink is introducing a six month trial bus service between Wellington Station and the Zoo on 3 February 2019. The hourly service, named the 23z, will […]

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In the water, be visible, on the water be vigilant says harbourmaster

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on In the water, be visible, on the water be vigilant says harbourmaster

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 10 January 2019 by Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Harbourmaster, Grant Nalder, is urging harbour users to take care on and in the water following an incident between a rowing skiff and a swimmer that could have ended in tragedy and a near drowning at Paremata. “As the weather […]

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What lies beneath? Monitoring our urban streams

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on What lies beneath? Monitoring our urban streams

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 10 January 2019 by Greater Wellington Regional Council will shortly be heading underground in the next phase of a project to see what’s alive in Wellington’s network of underground piped streams. Residents of some of our inner city suburbs won’t realise it, but freshwater scientists contracted by Greater […]

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New bus network a “substantial challenge” but improving – independent review

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Greater Wellington Regional Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on New bus network a “substantial challenge” but improving – independent review

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Posted on 19 December 2018 by Improvements in Wellington’s new bus services are “ongoing and sustained,” an independent review into implementation challenges of the Wellington City and Hutt Valley network has found. The review, prepared by Australia-based consultants L.E.K. and released today by Greater Wellington Regional Council and The New […]

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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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