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Temporary morning peak bus changes to provide certainty

Saturday, 23 February 2019, 11:19 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink has released details on a range of temporary morning peak bus changes as part of a series of measures to provide customers with certainty over the next six months, while NZ Bus addresses its driver shortage. More >>

Update on toxic algae throughout the region

Friday, 22 February 2019, 1:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Here is an update on the presence of toxic algae around the region. Please note there are changes from conditions that applied last week. In general, the Hutt valley has improved but warnings remain in place in Kapiti and Wairarapa. Forecast rain ... More >>

Airport Flyer to be removed from Metlink tracking services

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 8:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

From Sunday 24 February the Airport Flyer will stop accepting Snapper as a payment method and will no longer be tracked by Metlink’s real time information services. More >>

Toxic algae in Waingawa and Otaki rivers at extreme levels

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 3:04 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council wants to let you know that Greater Wellington Regional Council is advising people and dogs to avoid going into the water at the Ōtaki and Waikanae Rivers. More >>

GWRC supports efforts to reduce pollution from big ships

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 11:50 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The natural attributes of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Harbour) are attractive to tourists and commerce alike, but emissions remain after the vessels have headed off into the sunset. More >>

Quality freshwater for Wellington and the Hutt Valley

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 5:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee, tasked with improving fresh water and marine environments in Wellington and the Hutt Valley, met for the first time last week to chart a way forward as it looks to implement the government’s National ... More >>

Work to identify obstacles for our endangered fish begins

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Many native fish species are declining in the Greater Wellington region in part because they are having trouble swimming through our waterways – and Greater Wellington Regional Council and Porirua City Council are partnering to address the issue. More >>

Registrations on the move for Movin’March

Saturday, 9 February 2019, 5:11 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

This year’s Movin’March is building early momentum, with 104 schools already registered for the month-long challenge, four weeks before the end of February deadline for registration. That’s almost half of the primary and intermediate schools in ... More >>

Waingawa River toxic algae alert

Friday, 8 February 2019, 2:13 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algal concentrations in the Waingawa River now exceed guideline levels. This is the first time this summer that the Waingawa River has exceeded guidelines. Dog owners who access the Waingawa River from South Road and/or Hughes Line are advised ... More >>

Greater Wellington put on positive watch by Standard & Poors

Friday, 8 February 2019, 1:10 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has revised the AA outlook on the long term credit rating of Greater Wellington Regional Council from stable to positive. More >>

Stop work meetings to affect some off peak services

Monday, 4 February 2019, 12:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Stop work meetings by Tramways Union members will affect off peak services operated by NZ Bus on Thursday 7 February and Friday 8 February. More >>

Look out for toxic algae, it’s here

Friday, 1 February 2019, 3:57 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Hot weather and low rainfall have combined to increase the risk of toxic algae throughout the greater Wellington region, with some rivers now over the limit for safe swimming. People are strongly advised not to swim in the Hutt River between Moonshine Bridge ... More >>

Metlink introducing new timetables on 3 February

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:53 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is introducing new timetables on 3 February which will increase frequency and improve on-time performance to key routes across the region. More >>

Farmers invest in dung beetles

Monday, 28 January 2019, 7:29 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Farmers have responded positively to Greater Wellington-subsidised packages of dung beetles with strong uptake resulting in around 200 dung beetle colonies now active, primarily in Wairarapa. More >>

Waiwhetu catchment to benefit from flood warning pilot

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 11:54 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Communication is key when flooding is imminent, and four American students are in Lower Hutt working on the vital task of ensuring timely flood warnings get through to affected communities, focusing on neighbourhoods around the Waiwhetu Stream. More >>

Metlink introducing new timetables ahead of busiest period

Friday, 25 January 2019, 10:59 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is introducing new timetables on 3 February which will increase frequency and improve on-time performance to key routes across the region ahead of the busiest public transport period in March. More >>

Update on toxic algae

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 2:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Summary of toxic algae 2018/19 The good news is that we have not yet had a toxic algal bloom (more than 20% cover) this summer at any of our monitoring sites. Every time it looks like toxic algae might exceed guideline levels (more than 20%) we seem ... More >>

Chocolate found to be effective for pest control

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:19 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are taking the phrase ‘Death by chocolate’ to a whole new level with an innovative rat control method – using chocolate instead of poisonous bait. More >>

Council urges resolution to disappointing bus outcome

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 5:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee Chair Barbara Donaldson says today’s announcement of further industrial action on NZ Bus operated routes is a very disappointing outcome for Wellington bus customers. More >>

Check before you travel during strike action

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 2:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging Metlink customers to check the Metlink website and commuter app and make alternative travel arrangements on Wednesday 16 January after an unexpected strike action at operator NZ Bus was called by the Tramways ... More >>

 

 

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