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Greater Wellington Regional Council
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Greater Wellington promotes Quality for Life by ensuring our environment is protected while meeting the economic, cultural and social needs of the community. Our specific responsibilities include environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply. 

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Friday, 8 February 2013
Ōtaki River focal point for Regional Council summer events 284 views

Thursday, 7 February 2013
Walk, run, cycle, scoot or skate to work - and be in to win! 291 views

Friday, 1 February 2013
Hutt River Gravel Grab returns 420 views

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. 258 views

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. 342 views

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. 560 views

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. 625 views

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. 527 views

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. 364 views

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. 470 views

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. 319 views

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. 520 views

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. 338 views

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. 733 views

Thursday, 13 December 2012
Entertain the kids with free or cheap events this January 269 views

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. 258 views

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. 252 views

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. 228 views

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. 254 views

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. 334 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Conservation volunteers honoured at Encore Awards 742 views

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 goes live, with more than 50 free or cheap events in the region’s spectacular parks and forests network. 254 views

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. 342 views

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. 258 views

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. 273 views

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. 432 views

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. 360 views

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. 263 views

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. 256 views

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. 590 views

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