We have received the results from the shoreline testing following the public concern raised via social media.
The results are well below bathing standards, indicating it is safe for recreational water activity.
We have been made aware of a video on social media of Titahi Bay beach with comments of suspected wastewater pollution/sewage.
We can confirm there has been no discharge or overflow event from the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The video shows seaweed and sea foam, which is common following heavy winds.
We will be conducting tests in the area for reassurance, and will provide an update when these results have been received.
Upper Hutt has voted for continuity yet again, electing Wayne Guppy as its mayor for the his seventh term on the trot.
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We are looking for people who were treated at Calvary Hospital in Newtown, now Wakefield Hospital, between 1960-87. The hospital was run by a Catholic order of nursing sisters, The Little Company of Mary. We are particularly after those treated in the area of obstetrics/gynecology.
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Twenty Regional Public Health (RPH) staff have been called on to contact people who may have been exposed to measles over the past week. Two people who contracted the illness visited multiple public locations around Wellington from October 7-12, potentially exposing large numbers of people to the infectious disease.
Those locations included City Fitness Johnsonville, New World supermarkets in Thorndon and central Wellington, and the Dylan Moran show at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre.