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How will they be removed? 660 barriers to migrating fish identified in Kapiti Coast rivers and streams

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The regional council has identified 660 fish passage barriers in Kāpiti Coast waterways across public and private land, a project that involved local iwi to ensure our native freshwater fish can migrate and spawn. Read more »

No public money given to They Are Us, says new NZFC chief executive

News from NZFC
Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today confirmed that no Government money has been given or promised to the They Are Us project, and the NZFC has had no role in the development of the concept or script. Read more »

Martinborough resident complains about 36.6 per cent rates increase

Report from LDR
After some ratepayers across Wairarapa’s districts have reported rates increases of more than 30 per cent, there’ve been calls for councils to explain why the rates rises are way over the average figures that were announced after signing off long-term plans. Read more »

Ōrongomai Marae supreme winner at Upper Hutt’s Community Awards

News Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Ōrongomai Marae received a standing ovation when they were announced as supreme winner for Upper Hutt at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for 2021. Read more »

Local businesses wanted for rebuild of Naenae Pool

News from Hutt City Council
Local Hutt Valley businesses are encouraged to express interest in being part of the Naenae Pool rebuild, to benefit from a slice of up to $68 million being invested in the project. Read more »

Upper Hutt planning big changes for residential and rural development

News from Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council will begin city-wide engagement this week to seek feedback from residents on proposed changes to its District Plan – Plan Change 50. Read more »

Hutt commuters may miss some buses today

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council Te Pane Matua Taiao
Hutt Valley bus customers may face some disruptions to their travel on Thursday between 9:30am and 2.30pm as some Tranzurban drivers attend a Tramways Union meeting. Read more »

Bold action and investment needed to deal with ageing water infrastructure

News from Wellington Water
The Wellington Water Committee met yesterday, following the government’s latest announcements on three waters reform. Newly appointed chair Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry said the meeting was positive and established a refreshed, more accessible, way of working. Read more »

300 kahikatea being planted at QE11 Park, to re-create historic landscape

News from Regional Council and Maclean Trust
“It’s great to see the return of these forest giants,” commented Daran Ponter, Chair of the regional council, as he planted the first of 300 kahikatea on the Mataihuka block at Queen Elizabeth Park. “It has long been known that these wonderful trees, such an abundant mahinga kai for Maori, once dominated this landscape.” Read more »

52 more bike racks to encourage more cycling

News from Wellington City Council
Just over 50 new bike racks and six cycle repair stands are being installed around the central city and suburbs during the next few months to help meet growing demand. Read more »

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