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Increased risk from toxic algae in Waipoua river

  • Published Date 19 Jan 2016

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid parts of the Waipoua River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Masterton District Council and Regional…

Te Ara o Whareroa trail officially opens on 23 January

  • Published Date 19 Jan 2016

  Queen Elizabeth Park’s Te Ara o Whareroa trail will be officially opened on Saturday 23 January, ending a year of planning and construction that's resulted in a superb cycling and…

Successful restoration fund applicants

  • Published Date 13 Jan 2016

    Featherston Youth Programme site Four South Wairarapa groups were successful in their applications to receive funding for activities contributing to Wairarapa restoration.

Taste of hybrid bus future in Wellington next week

  • Published Date 08 Jan 2016

A hybrid bus is coming to Wellington next Wednesday and Wellingtonians are encouraged to get on board for a taste of the new bus future, says Paul Swain, Greater Wellington…

Check Clean Dry messaging reaching far and wide

  • Published Date 06 Jan 2016

It’s been a busy few weeks for GWRC Biosecurity Officer, Kieran McLean as he toured the region's top recreational river spots sharing the 'check, clean, dry' message to locals and…

Toxic algae in Waipoua River

  • Published Date 24 Dec 2015

Toxic algae has been found parts of the Waipoua River, near Masterton, prompting authorities to warn dog owners to keep their dogs on the lead and people to take care.

Courts taking environmental protection seriously

  • Published Date 18 Dec 2015

Two recent convictions for environment-related offences in the greater Wellington region have provided a warning to would-be rule breakers that they can expect significant punishment when they are caught.

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