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Shortage of beds and operating theatres at Wellington Hospital

Report from RNZ
Wellington Hospital is short about 30 beds and urgently needs more operating theatres. That’s the message from the Capital and Coast District Health Board’s director of planning and performance, Rachel Haggerty. Read more »

Regional Council and Metlink offering free travel at Round The Bays

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council Te Pane Matua Taiao
With the region back to COVID-19 Alert Level 1, Greater Wellington councillors are getting ready, getting set, and raring to go represent the council’s climate goals at Brendan Foot Supersite (BFS) Round the Bays. Read more »

Face masks mandatory on all buses, trains and ferries

From 11.59pm tonight, masks will become mandatory on all public transport in New Zealand. Children under the age of 12 will be exempt from these requirements, as will people with certain medical conditions. Read more »

Flare will help reduce Hutt’s carbon footprint

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Hutt City Council is to reduce its carbon footprint with the installation of a flare that will cut methane emissions at its Silverstream Landfill. Read more »

Keeping your distance during Alert Level 2

News from Wellington City Council
Following the Government announcement yesterday, the Wellington City Council can confirm the status of its services and facilities during Alert Level 2. Read more »

Keep up the fight against covid, says Kapiti mayor

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Kāpiti Coast District Mayor K Gurunathan says the shift in COVID-19 Alert Levels shows that there is no room for complacency in the fight against the virus. Read more »

Poisonous algae in Ruamahanga and Kapiti catchments

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The council is urging the community to check for LAWA website warnings and alerts, following the emergence of toxic algal blooms in several rivers in both the Ruamahanga and Kapiti Coast catchments. Read more »

Food hardship prevalent in early years

Press Release – University of Auckland

The first New Zealand study to look at the effects of food hardship on pre-schoolers’ nutrition has found that nearly half of families struggle to access healthy food in their child’s first year of life and this can have a negative downstream impact on children’s diets. Read more »

Regional Council preparing for safer, greener transport

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Public consultation is open for the Regional Land Transport Plan 2021 (RLTP) which is calling for the community’s views on how to make a safer, more sustainable transport network for our region. Read more »

More work needed on collapsed sinkhole; permanent repairs within 6 months

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Wellington Water photo from RNZ

News from Wellington City Council
Further work is required tonight to fix the sink hole on Jervois Quay. Read more »

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