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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 >>

Increased Risk From Toxic Algae in Hutt River

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 10:30 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid upper parts of the Hutt River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health and Upper Hutt City Council. More >>

Toxic algae warning at Otaki River mouth

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 2:39 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following the death of a dog this week, Greater Wellington Regional Council are warning river users with dogs to avoid the Otaki river mouth and estuary. More >>

Take a ride on a double decker bus next Wednesday

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A double decker bus is coming to Wellington next Wednesday and Wellingtonians are encouraged to get on board for a free ride and a taste of the new bus future, says Paul Swain, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s public transport portfolio leader. ... More >>

Te Ara o Whareroa trail officially opens on 23 January

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 8:39 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Queen Elizabeth Park’s Te Ara o Whareroa trail will be officially opened on Saturday 23 January, ending a year of planning and construction that’s resulted in a superb cycling and walking trail that is likely to attract visitors from throughout the ... More >>

Bike Fest marks a date in the diary for motorcycle riders

Friday, 15 January 2016, 2:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A big new motorcycle event has been added to the calendar, with the inaugural ‘Shiny Side Up Bike Fest’ on the 21st February at the Kapiti Coast’s Southward Car Museum. An impressive line up of personalities from the motorcycle world will be in attendance ... More >>

Taste of hybrid bus future in Wellington next week

Thursday, 7 January 2016, 3:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A hybrid bus is coming to Wellington next Wednesday and Wellingtonians are encouraged to get on board for a taste of the new bus future, says Paul Swain, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s public transport portfolio leader. More >>

Preferred operator selected for Wellington’s rail service

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 1:02 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has selected Transdev Australasia in association with Hyundai Rotem as its preferred future operator for Wellington’s metro rail service More >>

Regional Council forges path for transition

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 5:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Wellington region now has a clear path to an all-electric bus fleet after the Regional Council made some decisions today on how best to get there. More >>

End of year report for Wellington’s transport

Monday, 7 December 2015, 9:47 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

It’s been a great year for transport improvements in the Wellington region, according to the latest update on the Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP). A report that will be presented to next week’s Regional Transport Committee shows substantial progress ... More >>

Buses diverted from Lambton Quay

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:05 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Due to the current disruption on Lambton Quay: South-bound buses are being diverted from Lambton Quay, Left onto Johnson Street, Featherston St, Hunter St, Willis St. North-bound buses are being diverted from Willis St to Waterloo Quay, Brandon St ... More >>

 

 

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