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Thursday January 28, 2016

Water restrictions in place across the capital Water patrollers took to the streets at the weekend to ensure water demand stays down as summer heats up. Water treatment and supply company Wellington Water said over Wellington Anniversary weekend it typically saw a spike in water used, as holiday-makers returned to brown lawns and dry gardens. However, water restrictions were now in place across the greater Wellington region. Wellington Water spokesman Alex van Paassen said although there were restrictions in place every year, there was not a high level of awareness about what and when they were in effect. “On the other hand some people are very careful in what they use, and it can be really frustrating for those doing the right thing to see others just ignoring the restrictions – either

Adults only evening at Wellington Zoo This Valentine’s Day, Wellington Zoo will open its doors after hours for an adults-only evening event. Visitors are invited to take a stroll around the Zoo and head along to special themed talks about the romantic exploits of some of their favourite animals. General manager of community engagement at Wellington Zoo, Amy Hughes, said the evening was sure to be an adults-only experience. “The Zoo will be open until 8.30pm, with live music, animal close encounters, and special animal talks.” Giving couples a chance to enjoy their wild side, the annual event has been growing in popularity. This year, guests can also book an all-inone Valentine's Day Package in advance, which includes a delicious hamper and Zoo entry for two.

A limited number of animal close encounters will also be available for those who want to treat their loved one to a truly wild night out. “Our visitors love the special talks – which are a little more risque for our adult audience. “Valentine’s Night is the only time of the year when the Zoo is for adults only – it’s a chance for the grown-ups to enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine, and learn more about what goes on when the lights go off in the animal kingdom. “While the event is mostly about fun, it also gives us the opportunity to share stories about the conservation breeding programmes at the Zoo, especially for endangered species like Red Pandas.”

accidentally or on purpose.” He said an ‘odds and evens’ watering restriction system was currently in place. The system allowed the use of a single sprinkler or watering system according to street address. Alex said water patrollers would initially target high use suburbs and stop and talk to anyone they saw watering on the wrong day. “We’re not out to punish people. We need support to keep our water use down. The less we use, the longer we can defer new investment and the more we can keep costs down. “People are increasingly aware of how lucky we are in Wellington to have so much water compared to places like Australia, where restrictions are taken very seriously. “We have an opportunity to ensure we don’t need to go to that level. We can protect our water wealth, if we all do our bit.”

Odds and evens garden watering restrictions: You can only use a single garden sprinkler, irrigation system or unattended hose between 6am and 8am and 7pm and 9pm on the following days, depending on where you live: • Even-numbered street addresses on even days of the month • Odd-numbered street addresses on odd days of the month These restrictions end on April 3.

 Head to www.wellingtonzoo.com for more information

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