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Media Statement From Metlink: Industrial Action

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 2:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink understands that members of the Tramways Union at NZ Bus have voted in favour of industrial action during a stop work meeting today. Metlink will now await notice from NZ Bus when this action might occur. Typically, unions are required to give ... More >>

New Tech Speeds Up Maintenance For Metlink Trains

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 2:13 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

New tech speeds up maintenance for Metlink trains More >>

All Aboard Bill And Ellie’s Buses: Metlink Announces Winners For ‘Design A Bus’ Contest

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 4:00 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Bill, 8, from Wellington and Ellie, 11, from Kāpiti were today announced as the winners of Metlink’s ‘Design a bus’ colouring contest, meaning their designs will be turned into two Metlink buses hitting Wellington’s streets next month. ... More >>

Greater Wellington Consulting On Its Plans For The Next Decade

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 3:06 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council has just released its 2021-2031 Long Term Plan for public consultation from 2 April, and it’s looking for strong and active feedback from the public. “People need to engage with the plan and help shape the region’s ... More >>

Reduce Transport Emissions Quicker, Greater Wellington Says To Climate Change Commission

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 11:07 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

While Greater Wellington has come out in strong support of the urgency of the Climate Change Commission’s approach to reducing gross emissions, it says the Commission is nowhere near where it needs to be to get the reduction in transport emissions ... More >>

Wairarapa Farmer Nurtures Marginal Farmland Into A Wetland

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 3:58 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is backing a Carterton farmer’s vision to regenerate marginal farmland into a flourishing wetland through environmental programmes that support native biodiversity and healthy waterways. Wetlands work hard for our people, land ... More >>

Public Consultation Is Closing Soon For Our Regional Transport Plans

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 12:20 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The community still has time to have their say on shaping the future of public transport in our region, with public consultation on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2021 (RPTP) and draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2021 (RLTP) closing Friday 19 ... More >>

Greater Wellington Welcomes Auckland Half Price Fare Trial For Community Services Card Holders

Friday, 12 March 2021, 12:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has welcomed news of an Auckland trial which will see around 200,000 community services card holders receive half price fares on public transport. Auckland’s Community Connect concession pilot was announced by Transport Minister ... More >>

Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project Invites Community To Feel The Land’s Rhythms At Lake Domain

Friday, 12 March 2021, 10:57 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project is inviting the community to Lake Domain, on the Northern shores of Lake Wairarapa, on Sunday 21 March for a free event featuring live music, interactive artworks and the chance to discover creatures that live in ... More >>

Metlink, Unions And Bus Operators Push Forward On Living Wage Base Rate For Bus Drivers

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 12:50 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink, Unions and Bus Operators are working together to introduce the Living Wage to help reset bus driver base rates across the Wellington region. Scott Gallacher, General Manager for Metlink, says a proposal to Greater Wellington’s Council Meeting ... More >>

Bus Passengers Encouraged To Check Before They Travel During Tramways Union Meeting

Monday, 8 March 2021, 9:29 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Wellington bus passengers will face disruptions to their travel on Wednesday 10 March between 9:00am and 3pm as some drivers attend a Tramways Union meeting. Metlink General Manager Scott Gallacher says the union meeting will not affect school services ... More >>

Greater Wellington Councillors Call On Wellington Airport To Support Region's Climate Goals In Future Expansion Plans

Monday, 1 March 2021, 6:22 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Speaking to their submission on Wellington International Airport Ltd’s expansion proposal, Councillors Thomas Nash and Roger Blakeley are calling on the airport to support Wellington’s climate goals and include public and active transport in any ... More >>

Cargobike Trial Competition For Whānau– Zero Emissions And 100% Fun

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 11:36 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The families of five schools and early childhood centres are trialling cargobikes and getting the chance to win a $8000 cargobike prize pack, thanks to a partnership between Greater Wellington Regional Council and Bicycle Junction. Travel choice coordinator ... More >>

Queen Elizabeth Park Festival: A Smorgasbord Of Fun For The Whole Family

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 1:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington’s free festival at Queen Elizabeth Park (QEP) this Sunday 28 February will offer a smorgasbord of fun, family-friendly activities and entertainment with something for everyone. The festival is a staple of Greater Wellington’s summer ... More >>

Greater Wellington Gets Green Boost To Achieve Climate Positive By 2035

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 3:40 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington’s Climate Committee has approved additional funding to plan and deliver the retirement of grazing and restoration of our regional parks, a decision that will help the regional council achieve its ambitious climate goals. Greater ... More >>

Conservation Volunteer Programme Helps Keep Baring Head Beautiful

Monday, 22 February 2021, 3:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Since 2018 participants of Conservation Volunteer NZ’s Conservation Work Skills (CWS) programme have contributed to a variety of projects that help to make Baring Head a site of natural beauty and historical significance. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2102/4fe70ef989d03cd332ab.jpeg" ... More >>

Sign Up For Movin’March And Join 127 Schools

Friday, 19 February 2021, 2:39 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Movin’March is fast approaching but there is still time for schools to sign up for the month-long free initiative that encourages students to walk, cycle and scoot to and from school. Led by Greater Wellington Regional Council and supported by local ... More >>

Greater Wellington Urges Developer To Consult Community On Underhill Road Earthworks

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 12:32 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) is confident in the process it followed, however is calling for the earthworks developer at the Underhill Road site to give locals an opportunity to express their concerns with the activities ... More >>

Toxic Algae Blooms In The Ruamahanga And Kapiti Coast Catchments – Check Before You Swim And Keep Dogs On Leashes

Friday, 12 February 2021, 9:12 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is urging the community to check for LAWA website warnings and alerts, following the emergence of toxic algal blooms in several rivers in both the Ruamahanga and Kapiti Coast catchments. Greater Wellington advises caution to swimmers ... More >>

Greater Wellington Calls For Community Views On An Efficient, Accessible And Low Carbon Public Transport Network

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 11:48 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Public consultation on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2021 (RPTP) is open and Greater Wellington wants the community’s views on improving our region’s public transport network to help drive decarbonisation of vehicles, improve safety ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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