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Wellington City water quality report “variable”

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:54 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Many places in Wellington City are good for swimming but a few spots are not so great, especially after rain, a new Recreational Water Quality report card shows. More >>

Consider standing in local body elections

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 1:36 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Nominations will soon open for the Greater Wellington Regional Council elections and people are being encouraged to think about putting their names forward. More >>

Hybrid bus trial ticks all boxes

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:02 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Customers loved the quiet ride and the cool look, drivers loved the smooth ride, the bus company loved the cheaper fuel bill and everyone loved the reduced transport emissions. More >>

Commuter demand sees extension to Park and Ride facilities

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 2:53 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Record numbers of people taking the train means four Park and Ride carparks are being extended across the region. Last year’s record passenger number of 12.1 million has already been exceeded, with 12.5 million trips expected for the 2015/2016 year ... More >>

Project Glow Wear – high-vis, high fashion

Monday, 30 May 2016, 1:37 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Reflective is the new black! That’s the theme behind a new design competition launched today. More >>

GWRC welcomes new funding to improve water quality

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Chris Laidlaw, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council says a new $100 million contestable fund announced in yesterday’s Budget to help clean up water ways is extremely welcome. More >>

Active students win wheelie great prizes

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:25 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s annual challenge to families to be active on their journey to school gets more popular every year. More >>

Still time to join the Let’s Get Wellington Moving chat

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 3:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More than 10,000 have already, and there’s still time for more people to share their views about travelling in and through central Wellington, with six days to go before the getwellymoving online survey closes. More >>

Whitireia Park dog walkers wanted poo bins – we listened

Friday, 6 May 2016, 11:54 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

“Park users told us they love the fact the park provides them with many opportunities for dog walking and supporting this was the need for people to be able to get rid of their dog poo”, says Councillor Barbara Donaldson, Chair of the Whitireia Park ... More >>

Regional Council begins move to electric vehicles

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 5:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) today added the first fully electric car to its vehicle fleet, on the same day transport Minister Simon Bridges announced an extensive package of measures to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in New ... More >>

It’s open! Korokoro valley track

Friday, 22 April 2016, 12:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

From today, Friday 22 April, the Korokoro valley track in Belmont Regional Park is again open to the public following extensive work after last year’s floods. Placement of a new bridge on Tuesday 19 April was the last of major repairs Greater ... More >>

Redundant trolley bus wires to be removed

Friday, 15 April 2016, 1:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A section of redundant trolley bus overhead wires on the Hataitai loop running on Hataitai, Waipapa and Waitoa Roads, will be removed early next month. More >>

Regional council fills vacancy left by Fran Wilde

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 10:51 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council today voted to appoint Daran Ponter as a councillor to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Fran Wilde in March 2016. More >>

More room for bikes on trains

Friday, 1 April 2016, 1:28 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Cyclists wanting to explore Wairarapa on two wheels have good news – more room will soon be available on weekend and public holiday services and it’s likely that more bikes will be able to be taken on more Hutt Valley and Kapiti services later ... More >>

Council concerned about changes in resource management bill

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:02 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Chris Laidlaw, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council, today endorsed criticism of the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill recently made by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and the Department of Conservation More >>

New rail contract means better service and big savings

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 5:08 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington will get better rail services for less ratepayer subsidy in coming years, following the appointment today of a new metro rail operator by Greater Wellington Regional Council. More >>

New look, same ticket

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 2:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The face of Wellington’s train tickets is changing in preparation for a move to a new operator of the region’s rail services. More >>

Resources Plan summary of submissions searchable online

Friday, 26 February 2016, 3:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The summary of submissions made on the Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region is now available online in our Summary of Decisions Requested database. More >>

No public transport fare increase proposed for next year

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 2:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is proposing not to increase public transport fares next financial year. “Low inflation, low petrol prices and healthy rail patronage have all combined to make a fare increase unnecessary this year, “ says Paul Swain, ... More >>

Regional Council commits to major investment programme

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 12:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

24 February 2016 Wellington Regional Council commits to major investment programme The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) today reaffirmed its commitment to significant investments in the region while also reducing the planned rates increase ... More >>

 

 

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