Words and picture by Louise Thomas.
"Might I suggest that if you don't want people to know you are nesting there, that you stop screaming like a stuck pig every time someone walks past. Just a thought. Pūkeko/purple swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) at Manor Park Golf Sanctuary."
Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.
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It's time to start saving water Wellington. ?
Every week our team of engineers gather to review the region's water use. The warm weather over the last week has seen a large spike in water use, as well as a drop in our river levels. ☀
The graph below shows that our available water supply is just meeting demand. It's important we all start using less water now so that we have plenty to get us through the summer period.
Thank you in advance for doing your bit so that we can have access to clean water all summer long.
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Swimmers and dog owners are being asked to avoid areas of the Hutt River after high levels of toxic algae were found.
Toxic algae are a significant health risk as swallowing water containing the bacteria can cause serious illness, with pieces as small as a 50c coin enough to kill dogs.
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Dr Evan Harrison said, monitoring data at the Hutt River at Silverstream Bridge, and Hutt River upstream of Silverstream bridge returned red alert levels of toxic algae.
“This means there are high levels of cyanobacteria present rendering the site unsuitable for swimming, and it should be avoided,” he said.