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Geotechnical survey to find how to stop slips in Ngaio Gorge


News from WCC
A permanent solution to stabilise the Ngaio Gorge, and make this key transport route stronger and more resilient, moves closer this month with the start of geotechnical investigations. Specialist crews will be removing loose rocks, surveying the slip zones and carrying out subsurface geotechnical investigations to develop geological and survey maps. A topographical survey of the road below will also be completed. Read more »

Sour milk at Parliament, in protest against polluted waterways

RNZ photo

News from Extinction Rebellion
Around 60 members of Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara gathered in Parliament grounds this afternoon to protest against intensive dairy farming and the associated land damage, greenhouse gas emissions, freshwater pollution, health impacts and species extinction. The action was highlighted by an address from esteemed freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy, and ended with litres of (biodegradable, non-toxic) “sour milk” being poured down the steps of Parliament. Read more »

Demonstration at Parliament highlights extreme rates of water pollution

News from Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion (XR) Wellington will be taking action at Parliament at 3pm today to draw attention to the sour side of our white gold. Esteemed freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy will be speaking about the issues of intensive agriculture, bad water use practices and our extreme rates of freshwater pollution and species extinction – among the highest in the world. Read more »

Developing NZ Conference will discuss growth

Press Release – Aventege
In one month, we will be gathering together KiwiRail, Wellington City Council, Tourism NZ, Panuku Development Auckland, Rotorua District Council, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority, NZTA and many others at the Developing NZ Conference (15-16 May | Wellington). Read more »

New climate movement launches week of action in Wellington


News from XR
Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) international week of action kicked off in Aotearoa last night, when XR Wellington invited speakers from some of our country’s major environmental groups and organisations to “a Gathering of Rebels (for life)” at Rutherford House on the Pipitea Victoria University Campus. Around 80 people attended – despite the fact that #winterhascome. Read more »

Billboard, supporting capital gains tax, removed from CBD building

PHoto: Palaver Media

Debate over tax reform and support for a capital gains tax took an unexpected turn at the corner of Taranaki and Ghuznee Streets today, when a billboard was taken down without any warning. Read more »

Forty- minute rail delays as Matangi carriages given safety checks

News from Metlink at 5.20pm
Services on the Hutt Valley Line and Kapiti Line outside Wellington are experiencing delays of up to 40 minutes due to additional mechanical checks. Read more »

Going up – the cost of parking your car in Wellington streets

The Wellington City Council is planning to increase parking charges in the city. It’s proposing an increase of 50 cents an hour in the inner city, and a dollar an hour in fringe areas. Here’s its explanation. Read more »

Coastal bird survey highlights key risk areas for oil spills

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council has conducted a coastal bird survey to assess where wildlife would be most affected by an oil spill around our region’s coast. Read more »

Wooden Spoon Freezery icecream named as outstanding food

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards
Wellington’s Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery has taken top honours in the third annual Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards being named Supreme Champion. They also won Emerson’s Dairy Champion at the awards in Auckland tonight. Read more »

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