Archive: February, 2016

Dive into Seaweek 2016

  • Published Date 25 Feb 2016

Celebrate our marine environment around the Greater Wellington Region as New Zealand's annual "Seaweek" gets underway this weekend.

Recent rain flushes away toxic algae

  • Published Date 24 Feb 2016

Significant rain at the end of last week has flushed toxic algae from the Hutt River. Warning signs which were in place from Birchville downstream have been removed.

Wairarapa Moana Kākahi Sampled

  • Published Date 23 Feb 2016

Twenty volunteer Citizen Scientists took to the water alongside Greater Wellington Regional Council staff to collect, record and replace kākahi (native freshwater mussel) last weekend.

Talking flood protection at Masterton A&P

  • Published Date 19 Feb 2016

Members of the Greater Wellington Regional Council Flood Protection Department will be at the Masterton A&P Show tomorrow discussing floodplain management planning (FMP) for the Wairarapa.

Increased risk from Toxic Algae in Hutt River

  • Published Date 11 Feb 2016

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid upper parts of the Hutt River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health and…

Toxic algae warning at Otaki River mouth

  • Published Date 05 Feb 2016

Following the death of a dog this week, Greater Wellington Regional Council are warning river users with dogs to avoid the Otaki river mouth and estuary.