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Farmers invest in dung beetles

Posted on 28 January 2019

Farmers have responded positively to Greater Wellington-subsidised packages of dung beetles with strong uptake resulting in around 200 dung beetle colonies now active, primarily in Wairarapa.

Farmers invest in dung beetles
Posted on 28 January 2019
Farmers have responded positively to Greater Wellington-subsidised packages of dung beetles with strong uptake resulting in around 200 dung beetle colonies now active, primarily in Wairarapa.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/farmers-invest-in-dung-beetles/

Waiwhetu catchment to benefit from flood warning pilot project

Posted on 25 January 2019

Communication is key when flooding is imminent, and four American students are in Lower Hutt working on the vital task of ensuring timely flood warnings get through to affected communities, focusing on neighbourhoods around the Waiwhetu Stream.

Waiwhetu catchment to benefit from flood warning pilot project
Posted on 25 January 2019
Communication is key when flooding is imminent, and four American students are in Lower Hutt working on the vital task of ensuring timely flood warnings get through to affected communities, focusing on neighbourhoods around the Waiwhetu Stream.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/waiwhetu-catchment-to-benefit-from-flood-warning-pilot-project/

Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

Posted on 17 January 2019

Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are taking the phrase ‘Death by chocolate’ to a whole new level with an innovative rat control method – using chocolate instead of poisonous bait.

Chocolate found to be effective for pest control
Posted on 17 January 2019
Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are taking the phrase ‘Death by chocolate’ to a whole new level with an innovative rat control method – using chocolate instead of poisonous bait.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/chocolate-found-to-be-effective-for-pest-control/

Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers

Posted on 16 January 2019

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers.

Council urges resolution to disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers
Posted on 16 January 2019
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers.
http://www.gw.govt.nz/council-urges-resolution-to-disappointing-outcome-for-wellington-bus-customers/