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Wellington Water: Baking hot days prompt call for ‘mindful’ water use

Wellington Water is asking residents to be mindful with their water use as the hot weather baking the country enters a third day. While long term water storage levels are good, unprecedented daily demand has been putting the supply system under pressure, said Jeremy McKibbin, acting general manager of operations for Wellington Water. “The network… Read more »

Fill up your water bottle in Upper Hutt cafés

Upper Hutt City Council is working with local cafés to make fresh water accessible to all.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 NOV 2018—Upper Hutt City Council is committed to ensuring the healthy choice is the easy choice in our community. With warmer seasons on the way, the importance of staying hydrated also increases. Water… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council confirms its plans for the next 10 years

The Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 was adopted by elected members on 27 June 2018 and sets the blueprint for exciting improvements to the city. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 JUL 2018—Upper Hutt’s Mayor and councillors adopted the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 (LTP) on 27 June 2018. The LTP is a strategic… Read more »

United Nations World Water Day to be celebrated with a forum in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council is hosting a forum on UN World Water Day—22 March to explore environmental issues and solutions around water, globally and locally. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 15 Mar 2018—Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre is the venue for the World Water Day Forum in Upper Hutt. The forum is a platform for… Read more »

GWRC: Care urged for swimmers and dog walkers as toxic algae returns

Greater Wellington is urging swimmers and dog walkers to avoid the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi between Moonshine Park and Pomare Bridge following the reoccurrence of toxic algae in the area. “High levels of toxic algae were recorded at Silverstream and we advise against swimming or taking dogs to this stretch of the river,” says Greater Wellington… Read more »

GWRC: Rain washes toxic algae from Hutt River

Good news for swimmers. Recent rain has flushed toxic algae from the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi and Greater Wellington has given the all-clear for people to use it for recreation following an assessment undertaken earlier today. “The heavy rainfall over the weekend resulted in seven times the median flow, enough to flush the river, and our… Read more »