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Greater Wellington To Deliver Affordable Lower Hutt Flood Defences

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 3:11 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Flood defences will now be delivered by Greater Wellington for Te Wai Takamori o Te Awa Kairangi - delivering RiverLink, instead of the programme Alliance. Programme partners Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and Ngāti Toa Rangatira, New Zealand ... More >>

Return Of Standard Metlink Fares For Under 25s

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 12:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Fare changes are coming soon for passengers aged 24 and under, following the government’s decision to withdraw funding for age-based concessions. From 1 May 2024, following the rollback of the former government’s age-based concessions on Metlink services: ... More >>

Feedback Wanted On Proposed Changes To Greater Wellington’s Revenue And Financing Policy

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 2:47 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is inviting feedback on proposed changes to its Revenue and Financing Policy. The Revenue and Financing Policy covers the Council’s various sources of funding, and how the cost of services is shared across the region. This includes ... More >>

Wellington Councils Considering Bus Corridor Collaboration

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 11:09 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Faster buses could be the outcome of closer collaboration on bus priority corridors proposed by Greater Wellington, the public transport authority, to Wellington City Council, the road controlling authority. Greater Wellington chair Daran Ponter and ... More >>

Greater Wellington To Vote On 19.8% Rates Increase Consultation

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 10:30 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington’s Long Term Plan Committee will this Thursday vote on adopting the consultation material for its Long -Term Plan 2024-34 (LTP). The Plan, which proposes a 19.8% average regional rates rise for 2024/25, will then move to public ... More >>

Greater Wellington Reviewing Councillor Representation

Monday, 11 March 2024, 12:15 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Community views on whether Greater Wellington’s constituency arrangements are fair and effective are being sought to help inform Greater Wellington’s Representation Review. The six-yearly review helps council determine the best way to serve the region’s ... More >>

High-risk Toxic Algae In Waikanae River At Old State Highway 1

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 3:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Red alert level warnings for toxic algae are in place for the Waikanae River at the old State Highway 1, Kāpiti. Toxic algae, or cyanobacteria, is harmful to humans and lethal for dogs if ingested. Greater Wellington senior advisor integration and ... More >>

Public Transport Fares Increase To Be Considered By Greater Wellington

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 12:24 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Raising public transport fares by 10 percent will be considered by regional councillors at a Greater Wellington Council meeting on Thursday 29 February. For the Annual Fares Review, the council will also be asked to note that to reduce pressure on rates and ... More >>

15th Annual Movin’March Kicks Into Gear

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 10:53 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

It’s nearly time for whānau across the region to buckle their helmets, tie those laces and get moving for the 15th annual Māehe Manawa Ora Movin’March – an initiative encouraging tamariki in years 0-8 to walk, wheel, or bus to and from school for the ... More >>

Sod Turned On Stronger Te Awa Kairangi Flood Defences

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 1:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Ground has been broken on major upgrades to Lower Hutt’s flood defences at a ceremonial sod turning for Te Wai Takamori o Te Awa Kairangi - Delivering RiverLink. Infrastructure minister and Lower Hutt MP Chris Bishop was among dignitaries cutting the first turf ... More >>

Fire Danger Closes Large Areas Of East Harbour Regional Park

Friday, 16 February 2024, 3:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Baring Head/Ōrua-Pouanui and Parangarahu Lakes are temporarily closed to the public due to extreme fire danger. From today, Friday 16 February, access to Parangarahu Lakes and Baring Head/Ōrua-Pouanui is prohibited. As the roading authority, Hutt ... More >>

Unchain Your Pedal Potential: Bike The Trail 2024

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wheels are in motion for Bike the Trail on Sunday 25 February, hosted by Greater Wellington, Hutt City and Upper Hutt City councils. The free whānau event invites our region’s keen cyclists, of all ages and stages, for a rewarding ride along ... More >>

Metlink Bus Detours Due To Parliament Protest

Friday, 26 January 2024, 3:07 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

On Saturday 27 January, bus passengers in Wellington city may experience service disruptions due to road closures and planned protest activity near Parliament. Protestors are expected to march from Civic Square to Parliament at approximately 11am. All ... More >>

New Route, Reinstatements Underpin Network Stability

Friday, 26 January 2024, 10:24 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Improved public transport access to Wellington CBD, Wellington Regional Hospital and Victoria University’s Kelburn campus comes to Strathmore Park and Wilton residents from Sunday. Greater Wellington chair Daran Ponter says the introduction of bus route ... More >>

Families Flock To Battle Hill For A Taste Of Farm Life

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:25 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

With Greater Wellington summer events in full swing, families flocked to Battle Hill on Sunday 21 January to enjoy a taste of life on a working farm. From the wooly art of sheep shearing and wool spinning, to making friends with the local horses ... More >>

Extreme Fire Risk In Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui, Track Closures Across Regional Parks

Friday, 19 January 2024, 4:07 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The ridge section of the Grand Loop track in the Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui regional park is temporarily closed to the public due to extreme wildfire risk. Daily access restrictions are also in place for the lighthouse complex between 1pm and 9pm. Greater ... More >>

A Taste Of Life On A Farm At Battle Hill

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 12:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The popular whānau day at the farm is returning this Wellington Anniversary Weekend, with Greater Wellington’s Battle Hill Farm Day from 10am Sunday 21 January. Make the most of the long weekend and enjoy Greater Wellington’s biggest summer event, ... More >>

Whitireia Park Closed To Public As Fire Is Bought Under Control And Investigated

Friday, 12 January 2024, 11:47 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Whitireia Park is closed to the public until at least Wednesday 17 January as Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) continues to bring a fire under control and investigations begin. The fire began late Thursday night around 11:04pm and members of the public ... More >>

New Bus Route, Better Services Coming To Wellington City

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 1:48 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new, high-frequency bus route headlines a tranche of upcoming improvements to Metlink Wellington city bus services from 28 January 2024: New bus route 4 between Strathmore Park and Wilton/Mairangi Road. Route 20 extended to Wellington Railway ... More >>

Greater Wellington Issues Infringement Notices For Wastewater Plant Odours

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 4:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has taken action against Wellington Water Limited, Veolia New Zealand Limited, Upper Hutt City Council and Lower Hutt City Council for discharging offensive and objectionable odour beyond the boundary of the Seaview Wastewater Treatment ... More >>





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