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Draft 10 Year Plan includes fare freeze for 2015/16

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:47 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council today voted to continue its public transport fare freeze for another year, including it into its Draft 10 Year Plan. More >>

Movin’March – coming to a school near you

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:25 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Registrations are open for Movin’March, a week-long celebration of children and families who walk, scoot, skate or cycle to school – and what they discover along the way. More >>

New bus network will give better access to Victoria Uni

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More students will have greater access to Victoria University, via connecting ‘shuttle’ services from a range of hubs around the city, when the new Wellington City bus network is introduced in 2017. More >>

Consultation delivers expanded bus service for Churton Park

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Two new bus routes - to provide a more convenient, affordable service that meets the needs of rapid growth - are being proposed for Churton Park residents after extensive community consultation. More >>

Targeted consultation has positive results for bus users

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Proposed changes to Broadmeadows and Khandallah bus services have been modified and now include a full seven days a week bus service for Broadmeadows, after targeted consultation with residents. More >>

Feedback helps shape the draft Natural Resource Plan

Monday, 16 February 2015, 1:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Thousands of points of interest have been raised by the public in response to the release of a draft Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington region. More >>

More reliable bus services top priority for Hutt Valley

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 3:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Making bus services more reliable and improving connections between buses and trains are the top priorities to come out of a review of public transport in the Hutt Valley. The review, carried out in 2013 and 2014, looked at patronage and reliability of ... More >>

Fare increase unlikely this year

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:28 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

It’s unlikely a public transport fare increase will be needed for the Wellington region this year, thanks to increasing numbers of people taking the train and lower than anticipated international oil prices. More >>

Real people ride bikes – see the person, share the road

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 11:09 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Putting a human face to the cyclist under the helmet is the aim of an advertising campaign kicking off around the Wellington region this week. “Often all we see of cyclists is a helmet and their back and we tend to forget that under that helmet ... More >>

Dry January records lowest rainfall since 1879

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:11 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Record low rainfall across the region during January saw Karori Reservoir record the lowest rainfall since 1879 and Wainuiomata Reservoir lowest since 1890. More >>

Security increased at Mana Road Bridge

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 1:31 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Concern for swimmers and boaties in the Mana Road Bridge area of the Porirua Harbour has prompted the Wellington Regional Harbour Master to further increase monitoring and security in the area. More >>

Toxic algae alerts for Hutt and Ruamāhanga Rivers

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 12:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algae warnings have been put in place on parts of the Hutt and Ruamāhanga Rivers. Red alert toxic algae warnings are in place for the Hutt River at Poets Park, Silverstream and Boulcott. More >>

New farm hub opens at Belmont Regional Park

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:58 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council chair Fran Wilde says a new farm hub constructed at Belmont Regional Park will assure the viability of farming on the park into the future and provide a new point of interest for visitors. More >>

Red alert toxic algae warning at Poets Park and Silverstream

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:47 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has issued a red alert toxic algae warning for the Hutt River at Poets Park and Silverstream. This warning is based on assessments done yesterday. Significant amounts of toxic algae are currently washing up on the ... More >>

Queen Elizabeth Park Cycleway route walkover

Friday, 16 January 2015, 12:23 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

In 2014 Greater Wellington Regional Council announced its intention to develop a cycleway through Queen Elizabeth Park to enable people to avoid heavy traffic between Raumati and Paekakariki, better link the communities and promote healthy sustainable ... More >>

Toxic algae in Waipoua River

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 11:20 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algae has been found in parts of the Waipoua River, near Masterton, prompting authorities to warn dog owners to keep their dogs on the lead and people to take care. More >>

Short-list finalised for Wellington’s rail contract

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has finalised a short-list for the tendering of its new rail contract. Greg Campbell, the Regional Council’s Chief Executive, says that after careful evaluation of Expressions of Interest the following companies ... More >>

Te Awarua o Porirua Whaitua Committee appointed

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:45 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A diverse and talented group of people have been chosen to help the Porirua community decide how it wants to care for and manage its rivers, harbours and coastal water into the future. More >>

Kapiti commuters to get more park and ride at Paraparaumu

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:43 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has approved the purchase of a substantial amount of land opposite Paraparaumu Station for more park and ride facilities for Kapiti train commuters. More >>

Greater Wellington Regional Council welcomes draft proposal

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 4:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Fran Wilde, today welcomed the proposal of the Local Government Commission to reform local government in Wellington. More >>

 

 

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