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Buses Upgrade Programme Brings Fleet In Line With Metlink Standards For Customers

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:59 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Over the next six months NZ Bus will be upgrading 34 of its buses to give customers a more consistent experience across the network by bringing them in line with the Metlink brand and internal layout standards. Metlink General Manager, Scott Gallacher ... More >>

Metlink Drivers And Cyclists Share Wheels For A Day

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 1:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A Greater Wellington Regional Council Road User Workshop, that encourages cyclists and bus drivers to share their perspectives with the aim of improving road safety, began with smiles and laughter. To open a day of activities and discussion, Metlink ... More >>

Vigilance Vital In The War Against Pest Plants And Animals

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:40 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Smothering, strangling, displacing, infecting, browsing, killing. There are many ways pest plants and animals can undermine our biodiversity, put our primary production at risk and, as a consequence, seriously threaten the health of our native and productive ... More >>

Celebrity puppy rides Plimmerton train to become a guide dog

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 11:30 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

This week, a train from Plimmerton to Mana station featured a Blind and Low Vision NZ guide dog puppy from the popular program Dog Squad: Puppy School. More >>

Cockle Count Shows Positive Results In Pāuatahanui Inlet

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 2:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Pāuatahanui Inlet, north of Wellington, has recorded a 32 percent increase in its cockle population according to a three-yearly cockle count undertaken by the Guardians of Pāuatahanui Inlet with the help of Greater Wellington staff. Known as the longest ... More >>

Greater Wellington Regional Council Seeks Independent Chair For Key Committee

Monday, 20 July 2020, 12:33 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking an independent external chair for its Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee (FRAC). FRAC oversees, reviews and reports to the council on the management and delivery of Greater Wellington’s policies ... More >>

Wellington City Schools Collect Movin’March Awards!

Friday, 10 July 2020, 3:20 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Several Wellington schools have made it to the Movin’March honours board this year, with prizes won for art, active travel and in the WOW Passport draw. Charlie from St Benedict’s School was the winner of the Regional Art Challenge for ages ... More >>

Papakowhai School scoops Movin’March awards!

Friday, 10 July 2020, 2:31 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Councilor Jenny Brash and Travel Choice Coordinator at Greater Wellington Kirsty Barr visited Papakowhai School last week to present Movin’March WOW Passport winners Adam and Adrian with a $400 MYRIDE voucher each courtesy of ... More >>

Greater Wellington Wetland And Rivers Get $10 Million Boost

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 6:52 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington wetlands and rivers are getting a vital $10m boost from the Government’s post-Covid-19 jobs for nature programme. The Ruamāhanga catchment and the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands project will be targeted through the funding, with Greater Wellington ... More >>

Economic Research Charts Sharp Fall Then Slow Growth Until 2030

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More information is emerging on the likely shape of the Wellington region’s post-COVID-19 economy. New research from economic consultancy BERL paints a picture of the regional economy which, in the short term, shows falling GDP, rising unemployment and lower ... More >>

Metlink To Boost Electric Buses From 2 To 22 Per Cent Of Its Fleet To Meet Climate Change Goals

Friday, 26 June 2020, 2:20 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The ink has dried on contracts for 98 new electric buses, which will take Metlink’s fleet of electric buses to 108, significantly reducing its carbon footprint and taking Greater Wellington a step closer on its target of carbon neutrality by 2030. More >>

Council Confirms Annual Plan And Reduced Rating Level Increase For 2020/21

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 12:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington confirmed that its 2020/21 regional rates increase would be cut from the long term plan proposed average of 6.3% to 3% at a Council meeting around its annual plan today. The decision was made by Council after careful consideration ... More >>

East Harbour Regional Park 6000 Trees, 20 Volunteers, One Goal

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 12:05 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Friends of Baring Head is calling on sustainably-minded locals to help to plant 6000 native plants to restore the East Harbour Regional Park. Managed by Greater Wellington, Baring Head/Orua Pouanui in East Harbour Regional Park is the region’s ... More >>

Greater Wellington Shutting The Door On Invasive Pest Plants

Friday, 19 June 2020, 4:56 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Biosecurity team has announced a 10-year-programme to prevent the invasion of three of New Zealand’s least desirable pest plants. The Surveillance Programme is one of Greater Wellington’s many strategies to ensure ... More >>

Fast Tracking Community Resilience, Growth And Safety Taken Off The Table By Hutt City Council

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 4:40 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Chair Daran Ponter and Councillor Prue Lamason say Hutt City Council’s short sighted decision to block RiverLink from being submitted as one of the Government’s fast track infrastructure projects is slap in the face of a ... More >>

Metlink Asks Canes And Crusaders Fans To Make A Day Of The Rugby This Sunday

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 3:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink says that fans should make a day of the rugby and take advantage of free travel, giving themselves plenty of time to beat the crowds and catch the Hurricanes versus the Crusaders at Sky Stadium this Sunday. Scott Gallacher, General Manager ... More >>

Wellington Infrastructure Fast Tracked To Stimulate Economy

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:09 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Government is fast tracking two Wellington infrastructure projects to help stimulate the region’s economy post COVID-19. Eleven infrastructure projects will largely bypass the Resource Management Act (RMA) and be referred to Expert Consenting Panels ... More >>

Council Reduces Rating Level In Light Of Covid-19 Community Impact

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 2:53 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council agreed to reduce its 2020/21 regional rates from an average of 6.3% to 3% during discussions around its draft annual plan today. The decision was made by Council after careful consideration of the impact COVID-19 ... More >>

Ecosystem Health In Wellington City Urban Streams

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 5:07 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council joined forces to carry out a four-year monitoring programme of the city’s streams. Greater Wellington Senior Environmental Scientist Dr Evan Harrison says there is an extensive network ... More >>

Metlink Fares Returning Across The Region On July 1

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:44 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink has announced that full fares will return across the region on July 1 now that New Zealand has moved to alert level 1 and physical distancing restrictions have been lifted. Fares, including the handling of cash, were temporarily suspended ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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