65 days ago

Are you seeing green?

The Team from Wellington Water

You may notice Wellington Harbour looking a little bright in patches along Oriental Parade. Don't be alarmed!

We were with Clyde Quay School this morning at Freyberg Beach, showing them how we use dye testing and explaining how the stormwater network flows to waterways. We placed dye in a stormwater sump, and watched it flow out into the harbour through the stormwater system. As it was high tide, not all of the dye came out so we expect to see more green dye flowing into the harbour throughout the day.

We use dye testing as a way to investigate broken pipes, cross connections and other issues within the network. It was great to be able to share this with the students and help them learn more about where water comes from and where it goes.

The dye is completely safe for the environment, and will dissipate as the tides change.

More messages from your neighbours
20 hours ago

Where are you renting?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Trade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you choosing to rent these days?

1 day ago

What's your preferred peanut butter?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Premium and alternative nut butters - like Wellington's Fix and Fogg - have some of the highest sales growth at supermarkets nationwide. Have you made the switch to more artisan brands, or would you rather stay with the tried and true?

1 day ago

The Wairarapa Country Music Festival is this weekend! 24-26 January 2020.

Pixie from Masterton & Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centres

Wow, a not to be missed weekend full of fun and entertainment at one of the best Country Music weekends in NZ. Where - The Tauherenikau Racecourse. A 3 day extravaganza with a great line-up of musical talent including the Warratahs!
On Saturday 25th the prestige classic car rally, Cruise Martinborough, will be at the Festival too between 1.30 - 5.30pm. You will have the chance to see hundreds of classic and muscle cars while enjoying our afternoon show. The rally brings together the best classic and muscle cars all in one place with lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with these magnificent machines.There'll be plenty of good food and drink too ...then stay on for the main acts from 5.30pm.
Get you tickets now on Eventfinda or pop into the Masterton or Martinborough i-SITE.