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Pollen’s not pollution – it’s Spring doing its thing

Posted on 18 August 2017 by Stephen Heath

Reports are already coming into Greater Wellington Regional Council of signs of yellow powder or paint residue lining streams and puddles and coating people’s cars, all of which are deposits of pollen and signs that hay fever season is about to start.

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Pollen’s not pollution – it’s Spring doing its thing
Posted on 18 August 2017 by Stephen Heath
Reports are already coming into Greater Wellington Regional Council of signs of yellow powder or paint residue lining streams and puddles and coating people’s cars, all of which are deposits of pollen and signs that hay fever season is about to start.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/pollen-s-not-pollution-it-s-spring-doing-its-thing/

Tags: Pollen, Pollution Hot Line

Regional council votes to permanently chlorinate Lower Hutt drinking Water

Posted on 10 August 2017 by Stephen Heath

Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved the permanent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s drinking water. The Council voted in favour of a recommendation from Wellington Water, which has completed an investigation into the contamination of water supplied from the Waiwhetu Aquifer.

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Regional council votes to permanently chlorinate Lower Hutt drinking Water
Posted on 10 August 2017 by Stephen Heath
Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved the permanent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s drinking water. The Council voted in favour of a recommendation from Wellington Water, which has completed an investigation into the contamination of water supplied from the Waiwhetu Aquifer.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/regional-council-votes-to-permanently-chlorinate-lower-hutt-drinking-water/

Tags: Drinking water, chlorination, Lower Hutt

Wellington will get significantly warmer, new climate change report shows

Posted on 7 August 2017

Wellington city will have warmer autumns, almost a month of days over 25°C and up to 10 per cent more winter rain by 2090, according to a new NIWA climate report.

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Wellington will get significantly warmer, new climate change report shows
Posted on 7 August 2017
Wellington city will have warmer autumns, almost a month of days over 25°C and up to 10 per cent more winter rain by 2090, according to a new NIWA climate report.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/wellington-will-get-significantly-warmer-new-climate-change-report-shows/

Tags: Climate change

Greater Wellington proposes better Metlink fares

Posted on 7 August 2017 by Janet Skilton

Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking public feedback on a proposal for fare concessions and changes aimed at encouraging off-peak public transport use, helping disadvantaged groups and paving the way for improvements to the city’s bus network.

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Greater Wellington proposes better Metlink fares
Posted on 7 August 2017 by Janet Skilton
Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking public feedback on a proposal for fare concessions and changes aimed at encouraging off-peak public transport use, helping disadvantaged groups and paving the way for improvements to the city’s bus network.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/greater-wellington-proposes-better-metlink-fares/

Tags: Better Fares