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Passengers packed like sardines without urgent funding

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:23 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has warned that passengers on Lower North Island trains will be packed in like sardines come 2025 unless an urgent business case to government for new hybrid trains gets the go ahead. More >>

Metlink to roll out key fixes to bus Network

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:21 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Councillors will consider an action plan of key fixes to the bus network on the back of the results of its comprehensive city-wide community engagement process which will be put to Council on Thursday 12 December. More than 1,700 Wellingtonians ... More >>

Station ceremony marks next stage in rail network upgrade

Monday, 9 December 2019, 3:16 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

An event held opposite Trentham Station this morning marks the beginning of the next stage in the $196 million Wellington Metro Upgrade Programme. More >>

Movin’March registrations open

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 2:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Earlybird Registrations for Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Movin’March are open and schools are being encouraged to sign up to the month-long initiative to encourage students to walk, cycle and scoot to school. More >>

Local developer chosen in a build/leaseback agreement

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:30 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has agreed in principle to sell its former Masterton office to local property development company Endeavour Concepts Limited, which will develop a new building and lease it to Greater Wellington. More >>

Bus drivers fundraise for Samoa’s measles outbreak

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 5:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink bus drivers across the region are donning colourful shirts today in a bid to raise money for those suffering from the measles outbreak in Samoa. Keven Snelgrove, Transport and Operations Director of Tranzurban – one of Metlink’s operators, ... More >>

Hui focuses on driving regional Māori economy

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 2:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A series of community hui on the development of a strong and sustainable Māori economy in the greater Wellington region will conclude in Plimmerton today ahead of next year developing an economic strategy and action plan designed to boost the economic ... More >>

Region’s emissions growing, monitoring report shows

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

While there are more people taking public transport across the Wellington region than ever before, transport-generated emissions continue to grow, a Greater Wellington Regional Council report says. More >>

Care urged for swimmers, dog walkers as toxic algae returns

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:44 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Toxic algae is once again causing problems as the summer starts to take hold, and swimmers are urged to take care, especially at the Waipoua River in Wairarapa. More >>

Second dung beetle offer focused on Wairarapa farmers

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:21 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Another discounted offer of dung beetle packages is now available for Wairarapa farmers as Greater Wellington Regional Council steps up its strategy of using insects to manage dairy effluent and nutrient run-off into rural streams, rivers and lakes. More >>

Greater Wellington proposed committee structure

Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

For immediate release Greater Wellington to boost Climate, Natural Resources and Mana Whenua grunt in proposed committee structure Greater Wellington Regional Council today published details of its proposed committee structure for the triennium ahead ... More >>

Wairarapa’s Mangatarere Stream wins at NZ River Awards

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:48 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Mangatarere Stream, a tributary of the Waiohine River, was one of three rivers awarded in the Most Improved River category of this year’s NZ River Awards, held last night in Wellington. More >>

Greater Wellington pushes government on climate change

Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:37 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A Greater Wellington Regional Council submission on the Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019 Has urged the government to do more on climate change. More >>

Greater Wellington urges gov to do more on water bottling

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following a submission on Freshwater Reforms, Greater Wellington Regional Council today made a submission on the Resource Management Act Bill 2019 urging them to do more about water taken for bottling purposes. More >>

That’s a wrap for the Greater Welly Bike Fest

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 11:05 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

With over 80 free events held across the Wellington region, the inaugural month-long Kia Eke Paihikara Tātou Greater Welly Bike Fest went off with a bang. More >>

Backing banded dotterel for Bird of the Year 2019

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 4:54 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

With the Bird of the Year 2019 contest already taking off, Greater Wellington Regional Council is backing the beloved banded dotterel to fly to the top of the list. More >>

Greater Wellington welcomes congestion charging discussion

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 7:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council is welcoming the release of The Price is Right, a policy paper which argues for congestion charging to help manage growing peak time urban traffic snarl-ups the report says costs the country more than a billion dollars ... More >>

East Harbour planting plots taking off

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:58 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Planting plots which have been established in East Harbour Regional Park are taking off, making way for more native plants to flourish along the hillsides. More >>

Daran Ponter elected as Greater Wellington Chair

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 9:22 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council elected its new chair and deputy chair today as the newly formed council met for the first time in its triennium following local elections. Cr Daran Ponter was voted chair and Cr Adrienne Staples as deputy. Both ... More >>

Rubbish dumping and driving on berms damaging Hutt River

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 11:42 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Despite over 1 million recreational users of the Hutt River last year, Greater Wellington Regional Council is continuing to struggle with people using the site as their own personal dumping ground. More >>

 

 

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