Greater Wellington

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Greater Wellington
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Wellington
3 days ago

Pat Van Berkel - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Pat, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are… View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Pat, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

I have had the opportunity to work with some of you through my involvement with Forest & Bird Upper Hutt. I also chair the local group – Friends of the Hutt River. I am passionate about the health of our waterways that should be safe for people to enjoy and would like to see a thriving natural ecology in our waterways.
This job isn’t easy. We need to find solutions to fix our waste and stormwater networks. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page, and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say by following the link below.

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6 days ago

To Haitaitai Metlink Customers...

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

As the Transport Committee Chair for Greater Wellington Regional Council I want to acknowledge your frustrations in Hataitai.

The current level of service is not where we want it to be for you and our growing number of passengers.

Metlink is introducing a number of measures to help reduce … View more
As the Transport Committee Chair for Greater Wellington Regional Council I want to acknowledge your frustrations in Hataitai.

The current level of service is not where we want it to be for you and our growing number of passengers.

Metlink is introducing a number of measures to help reduce morning peak pressure in Hataitai and get you on your way:

They have added 15 more Route 2 services on the road now – these services are called ‘2A’ but will not show on the RTI or on Metlink timetables until 8 March 2020. For more information - www.neighbourly.co.nz...

Where possible Metlink is using bigger buses to help

It has introduced a new early bird fare giving you 25% off if you can travel before 7am and use Snapper

These are just some of the early steps Metlink and its operators are taking and I will ensure that they continue to do everything they can to strengthen Hataitai services.

Roger Blakeley
Transport Committee Chair
Greater Wellington Regional Council

10 days ago

Island Bay Festival - Day at the Bay with Whaitua

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Poor water quality affects all of us - doing nothing is not an option.

Population growth and climate change are putting increasing pressure on our water supply and many of our water pipes are leaky or broken and will be costly to fix. A number of our urban streams and rivers are in poor health, … View more
Poor water quality affects all of us - doing nothing is not an option.

Population growth and climate change are putting increasing pressure on our water supply and many of our water pipes are leaky or broken and will be costly to fix. A number of our urban streams and rivers are in poor health, are highly modified or are piped. Poor water quality makes our streams and rivers unsafe to swim and impacts mahinga kai (food).

Join the conversation on water with the Whaitua Committee! Pop over to our stall at the Island Bay Festival Day in the Bay 2020 on Sunday 9 February. See you there!

Check out our facebook event at the link below.

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10 days ago

Zoe Ogilvie - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Zoe, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and importantly, on how our water is used. Our waterways and the life they support are … View moreKia ora koutou, I’m Zoe, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and importantly, on how our water is used. Our waterways and the life they support are important to lots of people, and I want to understand what you think should be done to make sure future generations are able to enjoy and protect our freshwater.

We need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our waterways, which are under pressure from increasing population. We need solutions that require real change in the way we interact with water if we want it to be safe for our kids. And we need to think long-term about how and who pays for these solutions.
Want to join me on this journey? Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach me at whaitua@gw.govt.nz or connect with me through Linkedin www.linkedin.com....

Check out our Facebook page, or share what you value about water and your solutions by following the link below.

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13 days ago

Quentin Duthie - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Quentin, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them … View moreKia ora koutou, I am Quentin, a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water.

To me, this Whaitua project is a journey where we can apply our experience and values, and develop a vision that enhances the mana of the whenua, the tangata whenua and the whole community.
We need you to be part of our journey on the Whaitua Project. This is a journey to improve the health and mauri of our waterways, we need to fix our waste and stormwater network. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page, and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say by following the link below.

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