Wellington Region Emergency Management website launched
A new website for emergency preparedness in the Wellington region was launched on 25 November, and is now the official site for information before, during and after an emergency.
The new website www.getprepared.org.nz is owned by the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO).
Read more in WREMO's media release on our News page.
GTown - Porirua Hits the Ground Running with Chorus Gigatown Bid
Porirua City is ready to claim the mantle of GTown, announcing its bid in the Chorus Gigatown competition. Mayor Nick Leggett made the announcement in a YouTube video. Visit http://www.gtown.org.nz/ to find out more.
Digital Maturity Business Survey
Taking part in a simple 5 minute survey will give your business an individual report that rates your digital technology use and offers information on how you can use this technology to improve your business.
This FREE report will give you details on how businesses like yours use digital technology such as unified communications, VoIP, mobility, disaster recovery, storage, 'cloud' etc – information which is difficult to find elsewhere.
Go to http://gwdigeconsurvey.com to take part.
Earthquake Information for Residential Property Owners
Porirua City Council has been working with Wellington City Council to extend its Quakecheck Home Assessment Service to Porirua residential property owners. The service will enable you to assess how safe your home would be in the event of a significant earthquake and advise any actions necessary to make it safe. Visit our Earthquake - Building Information page to find out more.
Options for regional governance
The Local Government Commission is considering applications to change the shape of local authorities in the Wellington region. The proposals affect the number of councils, their structures and powers. The Commission held public meetings across the region in October and November to help it toward determining the best option and whether to release a draft proposal for public submissions early in 2014. The Commission has recently released draft proposals for local government reorganisation in Northland and Hawkes Bay and these are open for submissions. Information on the Wellington region applications and responses can be found in the Commission’s media statement of 29 August 2013 (pdf).
For more information on the regional governance discussions, visit our Local Government Reform News and Local Government Reform Public Consultation pages.