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Long Term Plan Balances A Resilient Future, A Thriving Environment, Connected Communities And Affordability

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 4:30 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Chair Daran Ponter says the regional council’s next Long Term Plan will balance maintaining and improving services while keeping rates affordable despite rising borrowing costs, insurance and inflation. Greater Wellington’s Long ... More >>

It’s Time For Whānau Fun In The Sun With Greater Wellington’s Summer Events

Friday, 1 December 2023, 2:23 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington’s line-up of summer events celebrates the natural splendor of our regional parks, with exciting activities designed to create whanaungatanga and lasting memories with friends and whānau. Events kick off mid-December and run ... More >>

Fly In Fly Out MPs Urged To Save Money And The Environment With Metlink’s Airport Express

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:12 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington chair Daran Ponter has sent new Members of Parliament a Snapper card, preloaded with $20, to jump on board Metlink’s Airport Express as they travel between the Beehive and boarding gate. The Snapper cards are accompanied by a letter ... More >>

Movin’March Coming Wheely Soon To A School Near You!

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:50 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Registrations are now open for the fifteenth edition of Movin’March, Greater Wellington’s annual initiative encouraging students to walk or wheel their way to and from school. From sensational sneakers to decked-out scooters, thousands of students in years ... More >>

A Million Trees In The Name Of Papatūānuku

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 1:13 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

This winter, Greater Wellington planted over 922,000 seedlings in parks, wetlands, rivers and erosion-prone land across the region, with the help of mana whenua, keen landowners, schools and community groups. 80 percent of the young trees were native ... More >>

Developers Fined For Sediment Discharge In Porirua

Monday, 13 November 2023, 2:14 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Developers associated with the Kenepuru Landing housing development in Porirua have been convicted and fined a total of $93,625 for unauthorised earthworks during winter, breach of an abatement notice and unauthorised discharges of sediment to Mitchell ... More >>

Resilience, Restoration, And Response To Change

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 12:03 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Significant projects to improve the region’s resilience and respond to climate change are highlighted in Greater Wellington’s 2022/23 annual report. To Greater Wellington chair Daran Ponter, the report reflects a year of growth, as the regional ... More >>

Have Your Say On Safeguarding Wellington’s Fresh And Coastal Waters

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:30 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Measures to maintain and enhance Wellington waterbodiesare among proposed changes to Greater Wellington’s Natural Resources Plan (NRP) unanimously supported by regional councillors at yesterday’s council meeting. NRP Change 1, which includes policies ... More >>

Māori Constituency Coming To Greater Wellington

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 2:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington will establish a Māori constituency for the 2025 local government elections following a decision at council today. The decision made today by the regional council has the unanimous support of Greater Wellington’s mana whenua partners: ... More >>

Kia Ora To Metlink’s Team In Green

Monday, 16 October 2023, 2:37 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is welcoming eight Warranted Transport Officers (WTOs) to its public transport network for the first time to support passengers with their journeys. The WTOs will be visible on Metlink buses, trains, and ferries, and at stops, stations, and wharves ... More >>

There’s A New Bus In Town!

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 9:32 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A walking bus departing for Berhampore School is providing an active, fun, and colourful way for tamariki to get to class every Friday. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> The bus first hit the pavement ... More >>

Communities Invited To Share Their 30-year Vision For The Region

Monday, 9 October 2023, 11:19 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Planning for an additional 200,000 people and 99,000 more homes for the Wairarapa, Wellington and Horowhenua regions are among the objectives outlined in the Draft Future Development Strategy (FDS), which opens for consultation today. Endorsed by ... More >>

Funding For Electric Bus Depot Welcomed

Friday, 29 September 2023, 11:11 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new depot with charging infrastructure to support Wellington’s growing fleet of electric buses is a step closer thanks to government funding to create a healthier future for communities. To help accelerate the decarbonisation of its bus fleet, ... More >>

Metlink Bus Detours Due To Parliament Protest

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 12:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Bus passengers in Wellington city are advised that some buses are likely to be disrupted for several days due to road closures and planned protest activity near Parliament. From Wednesday 27 September, detours are in effect for routes 14, 22, 81, and 84 ... More >>

Wheels Of Change Firmly On Track As Procurement Partner Announced For Wellington And Horizons Hybrid Trains

Friday, 22 September 2023, 10:38 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has announced WSP as its procurement partner for the purchase of Lower North Island hybrid trains today. In April, the Government agreed to purchase 18 four-car, tri-mode trains, and associated infrastructure, for the Wairarapa and ... More >>

Bus Stops, Notable Locations To Be Announced Onboard Metlink Buses

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 4:10 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

New technology announcing upcoming bus stops and points of interest on bus routes is being rolled out on Metlink buses following successful testing earlier this year. Linked to bus GPS, the technology will make Wellington public transport more accessible, ... More >>

Satisfaction With Public Transport Network Down, Trip Satisfaction Steady

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 6:17 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Satisfaction with the Wellington region’s public transport network has dropped, but trip satisfaction remains high, according to an independent survey commissioned by Metlink. The results of the annual Passenger Satisfaction Survey were presented ... More >>

Metlink Exploring ‘Flexible’ Public Transport Option

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 1:04 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Digging another tunnel to Karori and converting the existing tunnel into a viaduct were among options considered to improve Route 2 bus passenger capacity before Metlink decided on this month’s articulated bus trial. The short and long lists of options ... More >>

Metlink Renews Wellington Rail Contract With Transdev

Friday, 8 September 2023, 3:10 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink trains will continue to be run by Transdev through to 2031, following an extension of the Rail Partnering Contract. Metlink Group Manager Samantha Gain said the extension, agreed on 28 August, was significant, bringing the partnership and ... More >>

Greater Wellington Shares Short-term And Long-term Visions For Johnsonville Transport Hub

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 2:27 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has shared its short- and long-term visions for a Johnsonville transport hub with Wellington City Council, as the regional council prepares for increased patronage over the next ten years. The short-term solution is subject to ... More >>





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