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Women empowered with cycle workshops

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:47 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Cycling workshops for migrant, former refugee and low income women are coming to local communities with an aim to empower people with a safe, low cost form of transport. More >>

Greater Wellington announces plan to tackle climate change

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 4:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council agreed unanimously on an ambitious package to tackle climate change, combatting the impacts already being felt across the region, at its Council meeting on August 21. More >>

Children learn to ‘cross with care’ during Rail Safety Week

Friday, 16 August 2019, 7:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Local primary school students got to ride on board Metlink trains this week while learning about staying safe near the tracks as part of Rail Safety Week. More >>

Temporary peak bus changes to provide customer certainty

Monday, 12 August 2019, 4:55 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

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

Planting empowers potential for Porirua waterway

Friday, 9 August 2019, 4:51 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Students from Natone, Porirua and Windley schools got digging this week, planting over 600 trees at Bothamley Park thanks to a collaboration between Greater Wellington Regional Council, Sustainable Coastlines and Porirua City Council. More >>

Greater Wellington seeks funding for new trains

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

Greater Wellington Regional Council plans to improve the region’s rail network with new longer distance rolling stock upgrading the Wairarapa and Capital Connection fleets are underway. Council agreed to endorse a proposed plan which would also provide ... More >>

RiverLink shifts up a gear

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 11:06 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

After several years of planning and preliminary design, work on Lower Hutt’s most ambitious transformation project is starting to ramp-up. RiverLink recently recruited a project director to oversee and coordinate the project, the resource consent process ... More >>

Cyclists and bus drivers switch places

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 8:48 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Travel Choice team recently joined NZBus to run a Wellington workshop where cyclists and bus drivers switched seats to feel what it is like to ride in each other’s shoes. More >>

Preparing Coastal Communities for Climate Change

Monday, 5 August 2019, 4:36 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A report analysing the vulnerability of coastal communities to climate change has been released by Greater Wellington Regional Council and the region’s councils. Preparing Coastal Communities for Climate Change takes an in-depth look at the extent ... More >>

Regional council launches bold plan for environment

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:09 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

After a decade of consultation with the community, decisions on an ambitious plan designed to protect and enhance the regional environment were released today by Greater Wellington Regional Council. “This is a significant achievement which will deliver ... More >>

Planting pays homage to ‘Aunty June’

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 2:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

June Te Raumange Jackson, known to many as ‘Aunty June’, passed away on July 26 and was remembered at a planting day on Sunday at East Harbour Regional Park’s Parangarahu Lakes. More >>

Late winter on the nose for some

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 2:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Sneezing, sniffling, scratching – it’s that time for some of us. Reports are already coming into Greater Wellington Regional Council of signs of yellow powder or paint residue in the harbour, and no doubt there are more reports to come that ... More >>

Local community the driving force

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 3:52 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Porirua resident Daphne Tou has gone from New Zealand indoor netball representative to stay at home mother to a career in bus driving – and she is loving every minute of it. More >>

Collaborative action on biodiversity

Saturday, 27 July 2019, 11:01 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

“This is such a powerful model of community led change, of Māori and non-Māori working hand in hand, it should be considered in all work being undertaken across government.” More >>

Skilling up in cycle safety

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 3:02 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

This year 73 schools across the Wellington Region jumped on board with Pedal Ready, providing children with the skills to cycle safely. Greater Wellington Regional Council Pedal Ready Coordinator Tessa Coppard says one of this year’s new schools was Johnsonville’s ... More >>

Community focus for new train driver

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 2:05 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Chandan Bhaskar started out at Metlink as a passenger operator but he soon set his sights higher, with the goal of being a locomotive engineer. More >>

Ombudsman praises culture of openness at Greater Wellington

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 8:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A report by the Office of the Ombudsman has praised Greater Wellington Regional Council’s “strong culture of openness” in proactively releasing official information, which is further reflected in its focus on meeting information requests within statutory ... More >>

New pest plan targets healthy habitats

Monday, 22 July 2019, 2:29 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is stepping up its efforts to keep the region’s biodiversity thriving through a targeted and systematic approach to managing threats posed to regional habitats by pest plants and animals. More >>

Local Government needs to be part of Climate solution

Friday, 19 July 2019, 1:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is calling for the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to be changed to allow greater input from local government. More >>

Nominations open to make a stand for Greater Wellington

Friday, 19 July 2019, 11:37 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is urging people to make a stand for their region by securing nomination as candidates in October’s local body elections. Nominations open today (19 July) and close at 12noon on 16 August. More >>

 

 

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