33 days ago

Peter Matcham - - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I’m Pete, 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.

My wife and I have been living at the edge of Belmont Park for over 30 years and I consider it my responsibility to pass on a sustainable healthy catchment to my grandchildren. We can’t do this alone and need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our water.
Increasing population and changing land use is putting pressure on our water, from our rivers and streams to the supply of drinking water, and management of storm and waste water. Fixing these problems is going to cost a lot, and we need to find solutions that are fair and equitable based on sound evidence and knowledge.

To do this we need to understand your views and to work with you and your community. Let’s shape the future of this place and our precious freshwater together.

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 down below.

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21 minutes ago


Debbie from Greytown

Looking for crafters to have a regular monthly spot at a market on the first Saturday of each month and holiday weekends 10-3:30pm at the St John's Hall greytown $5 stall fee. Or if you would like to go on the list to fill in when someone is sick or away!
Contact Wendy 3049287
Will need to know what you would be selling so it's different to craft already being sold there.

3 hours ago

Poll: Which Cobb & Co meal should our reporter order on opening night?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

Cobb & Co is returning to Porirua, and before you ask: yes, they have traffic lights.
It it also has the booths, old-timey pictures and mellow lighting. Those crunchy chips too. It's opening on Thursday, and a reporter will head along to taste test - you decide; what should she order? www.stuff.co.nz...

Which Cobb & Co meal should our reporter order on opening night?
  • 72% Shrimp cocktail; Cobb schnitzel; chocolate sundae; a traffic light
    72% Complete
  • 26% Soup of the day; roast of the day; pavlova; a pink panther
    26% Complete
  • 2% Mushroom vol au vent; fish & chips, donuts; green slime
    2% Complete
50 votes
2 days ago

Did the Basin Reserve miss an opportunity to makes the loos more equal?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

An $7.5 million dollar renovation brought the 95-year-old Museum Stand at the Basin Reserve up to modern standards - except for the women's toilets. The stand reopened on Friday, an hour before the first test against India began. During the test the only part of the interior open to the public was the new toilets. Sadly, that means less access for women. Men's toilets have two access points from the outside while women queue in the corridor, missing the on-field action. What was your experience?