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Keep our waterways pest plant free

Posted on 23 December 2016

The holiday season is well underway for most people but it will be a busy time for Greater Wellington Regional Council's newest team member, Margot Balfour, as she shares the “Check Clean Dry” message to water users across the region. Balfour will target boaties, fisherman, trampers, mountain bikers and off-road vehicle drivers at recreational spots and events

Keep our waterways pest plant free
Posted on 23 December 2016
The holiday season is well underway for most people but it will be a busy time for Greater Wellington Regional Council's newest team member, Margot Balfour, as she shares the “Check Clean Dry” message to water users across the region. Balfour will target boaties, fisherman, trampers, mountain bikers and off-road vehicle drivers at recreational spots and events
http://www.gw.govt.nz/keep-our-waterways-pest-plant-free/

Toxic algae in Waipoua River

Posted on 19 December 2016 by Tracey Lewis

High levels of toxic algae have been found in parts of the Waipoua River, near Masterton, prompting authorities to warn dog owners to keep their dogs on the lead and people to avoid touching or swimming near the algae.

Toxic algae in Waipoua River
Posted on 19 December 2016 by Tracey Lewis
High levels of toxic algae have been found in parts of the Waipoua River, near Masterton, prompting authorities to warn dog owners to keep their dogs on the lead and people to avoid touching or swimming near the algae.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/toxic-algae-in-waipoua-river-3/

Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee Look Ahead

Posted on 19 December 2016

The Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee (RWC) met for their final session of 2016 last week. They are taking a well-earned break but are already anticipating reaching a significant milestone towards a local land and water management plan over the next six months – the presentation of this Ruamahanga Whaitua Implementation Programme (RWIP) to the wider community for discussion.

Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee Look Ahead
Posted on 19 December 2016
The Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee (RWC) met for their final session of 2016 last week. They are taking a well-earned break but are already anticipating reaching a significant milestone towards a local land and water management plan over the next six months – the presentation of this Ruamahanga Whaitua Implementation Programme (RWIP) to the wider community for discussion.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/ruamahanga-whaitua-committee-look-ahead/

Better flood protection for Waikanae in 2017

Posted on 12 December 2016

Better flood protection will soon be a reality for the Waikanae community with work set to begin on reconstructing the Jim Cooke Stopbank in January.

Better flood protection for Waikanae in 2017
Posted on 12 December 2016
Better flood protection will soon be a reality for the Waikanae community with work set to begin on reconstructing the Jim Cooke Stopbank in January.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/better-flood-protection-for-waikanae-in-2017/