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Burst water mains in Titahi Bay and Woburn

Wellington Water has been repairing burst watermains in Woburn and Titahi Bay this morning. Read more »

Porirua GP frustrated by lack of progress with better meds for Type 2 Diabetics

Media release from Royal NZ College of General Practitioners
PHARMAC has put the brakes on two new medications that would greatly improve treatment options for Type 2 diabetics, frustrating The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Read more »

New toilet at Waikanae station “designed to meet the needs … a win-win”

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
A new public toilet facility opened at Waikanae Station today, enhancing customer experience when opting for sustainable forms of transport. Read more »

New covid case in managed isolation in Wellington

News from Ministry of Health
There are six new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, five in recent returnees in managed isolation and one in a border worker already in quarantine. Read more »

Significant damage: Regional Council fined $90,000 for discharging sludge into stream

News from Fish and Game New Zealand
Unusual proceedings in the Wellington District Court today saw the regional council prosecuting itself. The Greater Wellington Regional Council was convicted and fined $90,000 for breaches of the Resource Management Act (RMA) in what Justice Dwyer called “careless” actions that caused significant damage to the Birchville Stream in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Toxic sludge on Houghton Bay beach – but no plans to stop runoff from old tip

Photo from RNZ

Report from RNZ
Toxic sludge has again poured onto a beach on Wellington’s south coast, with no plans to permanently stop it. The runoff comes from an old tip under the suburb of Houghton Bay which closed decades ago. Read more »

Sewage overflows from manhole in Hopper Street – running into gutters

hopper street sewage

Wastewater crews have fixed a drain that was leaking sewage onto a street in central Wellington for more than three hours this morning. Read more »

New buoy will measure ocean health on the Kāpiti Coast

News from Department of Conservation
The Kāpiti Coast is getting a high-tech addition on Friday with the installation of a new buoy on the edge of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve. Read more »

Made in Lower Hutt: reusable IdealCup gains environmental certification

Press Release – IdealCup
New Zealand-designed and made reusable cup IdealCup is officially the most environmentally preferable in the country, having achieved the rigorous Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) certification. Read more »

$8.5m will pay for 92 jobs to restore catchment of Waikanae River

waikanae river

News from NZ Government
Ninety-two jobs will be created to help environmental restoration in the Waikanae River catchment through $8.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan announced today. Read more »

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