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Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks

Posted on 14 November 2018

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.

Rare native mistletoe blooming on Hutt tracks
Posted on 14 November 2018
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.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/rare-native-mistletoe-blooming-on-hutt-tracks/

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

Posted on 13 November 2018

Improving water quality in the Ruamahanga has been recognised in this year’s New Zealand River Awards (announced tonight). 

Ruamahanga River awarded for having the third most improved water quality in NZ
Posted on 13 November 2018
Improving water quality in the Ruamahanga has been recognised in this year’s New Zealand River Awards (announced tonight). 
http://www.gw.govt.nz/ruamahanga-river-awarded-for-having-the-third-most-improved-water-quality-in-nz/

New signs for Kāeaea Track rich in history

Posted on 13 November 2018

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 insight into how the region used to look.

New signs for Kāeaea Track rich in history
Posted on 13 November 2018
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 insight into how the region used to look.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/new-signs-for-kaeaea-track-rich-in-history/

New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua

Posted on 13 November 2018

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 understanding of where contaminants are coming from and gauge how bad water quality can get during a rain event.  

New technology to improve water monitoring in Porirua
Posted on 13 November 2018
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 understanding of where contaminants are coming from and gauge how bad water quality can get during a rain event.  
http://www.gw.govt.nz/new-technology-to-improve-water-monitoring-in-porirua/