42 days ago

Sludge trucking ends as first stage of Mt Albert repair successfully completed

The Team from Wellington Water

We are excited to announce that the first liner in the Mt Albert sludge pipes has been successfully tested and is now operational – which means we’ve been able to take bring the sludge trucks operation to an end.
There will be the odd truck passing through over the coming week or so as the sludge tanks at Moa Point are cleared, but the 24/7 operation is over.
We want to thank the impacted residents for your patience and resilience in putting up with the trucks traveling past your houses every day through what has been an extraordinary time – possibly made more trying by the restrictions of Covid-19 and the fact everyone was at home more than usual.

We also want to acknowledge the efforts of the truck drivers who have worked tirelessly to keep sludge out of Cook Strait. And we’d like to thank the council and community leaders who have ensured community interests were kept foremost throughout a particularly difficult time for the city.

The second Mt Albert pipe lining operation is under way. Once complete, in three weeks or so, this will restore full redundancy in the event of failure. If there’s an emergency before then, we may need to re-start the trucking operation. However, lining the full length of this critical Mt Albert section of the sludge pipe minimises the risk of the pipe failing again until a longer term solution for sludge management is developed.

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Poll: Will you be joining the Plastic Free July challenge?

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

Today marks the first day of Plastic Free July - a global movement to reduce plastic pollution.
Everyone is encouraged to get involved, even if it's just making a few small changes to your purchases or routine. It's not about a handful of people doing plastic-free perfectly, it's about millions of people around the world doing it imperfectly - and it works!
Will you be joining the challenge this month?
Head to our website for more information: wellington.govt.nz...

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Will you be joining the Plastic Free July challenge?
  • 37.3% Yes
    37.3% Complete
  • 44% No
    44% Complete
  • 18.7% Not sure
    18.7% Complete
134 votes
3 hours ago

School Holidays: Create an event poster

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Book the tamariki in to be inspired by a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ at 10am, followed by a drop in craft session to learn about event posters and create your own!
Date: Thursday 16th July 2020
Time: 10am-12pm

Cost: Free event

Venue: Te Ahumairangi (Ground Floor), National Library of New Zealand, Corner of Molesworth and Aitken St, Thorndon

The day will start with a tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Maori performance’ at 10am. An incredible opportunity to see an exhibition celebrating Māori performance and performers across time and genres. A big part of performing is creating the marketing behind the performance. From advertising to posters, explore the marketing featured in Pūkana and create your own!
We’ll also have example images from the Ephemera collection in the Alexander Turnbull Library to help inspire you!
Tamariki of all ages are welcome but must have a supervising adult. Bookings are required for the tour so email your details to bookings@hetohu.nz.