Friday, 8 February 2013
Ōtaki River focal point for Regional Council summer events
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Walk, run, cycle, scoot or skate to work - and be in to win!
Friday, 1 February 2013
Hutt River Gravel Grab returns
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
New owners for 'celebrity red' English Electrics
More tender loving care is in store for two English Electric trains, bought and fully refurbished by Greater Wellington Regional Council several years ago, when they move into the hands of their rail heritage owners.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Take the kids on a twilight walk
Give the kids a treat before they go back to school, and take them to a Greater Wellington Regional Council-hosted twilight walk above Lowry Bay in Eastbourne.
Explore rata, rimu and Rivendell at Regional Park
You don’t need to book – just turn up to a free, guided walk on Saturday 26 January at Kaitoke Regional Park, home of Rivendell, a rainforest, and a host of engineering marvels.
Don't let your DIY go down the gutter
A stream in Whitby ran white last week from paint entering the stormwater system, prompting a reminder from the Greater Wellington Regional Council that roadside gutters are only for the rain.
Monday, 14 January 2013
Summer active travel programme attracts new breed of workers
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s summer active travel programme, Active a2b, is back again this year, but with a new class of participants.
Friday, 11 January 2013
Queen Elizabeth Park's 60th Jubilee kicks off
All hail Queen Elizabeth Park!, as 60th Jubilee celebrations kick off for this gem on the Kāpiti Coast with a guided walk delving into the park’s rich heritage.
Warning following weekend fire in Whitireia Park
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for people to heed the total fire ban at Porirua's Whitireia Park following a small fire on the park's western beach on Sunday 6 January.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Warning as toxic algae builds up in Waipoua River
The Greater Wellington Regional Council, Masterton District Council and Regional Public Health are urging river users to protect themselves and their dogs from toxic algae, with an increase of algal growth detected in Masterton’s Waipoua River this week.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Save water now to reduce the chance of tough water restrictions
Cr Nigel Wilson, Chair of the Regional Council’s Social and Cultural Wellbeing Committee, says the rivers that supply us with water are showing the effects of an unusually dry spring.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Grant enables more Wellington cyclists to hone skills
A 30-year drought of cyclist skills training in the Wellington region is set to end now that Greater Wellington Regional Council has won a grant from the Road Safety Trust.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Wellington Regional Council to consider sale of forestry cutting rights
Wellington Regional Council is to call for tenders for cutting rights at its 5,600 hectares of forestry land in the upper reaches of the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Entertain the kids with free or cheap events this January
Land purchase to allow water storage expansion
Wellington Regional Council is to buy more than 200 hectares of land near its Te Marua water treatment plant to allow for future expansion of water storage capacity
Councillors agreed at a meeting today to initiate negotiations with AgResearch to purchase 207 hectares not far from its two existing water storage lakes at Te Marua.
Regional council to look into emergency reservoir
Wellington Regional Council is to look at the feasibility of building an emergency water reservoir on the outskirts of Porirua to help resupply residents more quickly after a big earthquake.
Funding for Wairarapa water project study
The Wairarapa community will move one step closer to a reliable, sustainable supply of water, with the conclusion of a funding agreement between Wellington Regional Council and the Irrigation Acceleration Fund.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Community gets behind little blue penguins
Little Blue Penguins may begin breeding in Whitireia Park thanks to some ace carpentry skills by some Aotea College students.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Cyclists give Matangi trains thumbs up
Wellington cyclists have given a big thumbs up to the new Matangi trains, awarding Greater Wellington Regional Council runner-up in the “Best Cycle Infrastructure Improvement” category in the Roll On Wellington gongs.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Conservation volunteers honoured at Encore Awards
Friday, 30 November 2012
Great Outdoors 2013 about to launch
The Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Great Outdoors Summer Events 2013 launches next week when www.gw.govt.nz/summerevents goes live, with more than 50 free or cheap events in the region’s spectacular parks and forests network.
Toxic algae warning as levels build up in the Hutt River
The Greater Wellington Regional Council, local councils and Regional Public Health are urging river users to protect themselves and their dogs from toxic algae, with an increase of algal growth detected in the Hutt River this week.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Wairarapa services underestimated, says regional council
Wairarapa’s district councils substantially underestimate the cost and significance of services at present delivered by the regional council, says its chair Fran Wilde.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Government supports two-tier option for local government
Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Fran Wilde has welcomed the Government’s intention to allow for a two-tier model for a new Wellington Council.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Whitby water main ruptured: locals urged to save water
Porirua residents and businesses are urged to conserve water from now until further notice because of a ruptured water main at Staithes Drive in Whitby.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Public presentations on natural resource management
On 26 November the Wellington Regional Council will begin a region-wide series of public presentations on ideas for managing our region’s natural resources.
Friday, 16 November 2012
Application lodged for regional park carbon credits
The Wellington Regional Council has applied to the Ministry for Primary Industries to register carbon credits for 442.41ha of land, in Belmont Regional Park, East Harbour Regional Park and Battle Hill Farm Forest Park.
Monday, 12 November 2012
Low rainfall reinforces "dry summer" concern
Low rainfall across Wellington’s water catchment areas last month combined with a forecast for more of the same this summer, has increased the chance of a tough summer for urban water users.
Monday, 5 November 2012
A helping hand for Wairarapa's two rarest birds
Riversdale locals, regional and district councils are banding together to protect the nesting site of Wairarapa’s two rarest birds.