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Continued Vigilance Urged As Poisoned Possums Found

Friday, 17 June 2022, 3:49 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Recent discoveries by Greater Wellington staff of possum carcasses contaminated by 1080 in popular dog walking areas along key waterways and beach areas has led to renewed calls by the regional council for dog owners to take utmost care of their ... More >>

New Report Highlights Human Impacts On Wellington Harbour Health

Friday, 3 June 2022, 10:18 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A comprehensive report from Greater Wellington, in partnership with Wellington Water, on the ecological health of the region’s largest harbour, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Harbour) has just been published. Every four years, data is analysed from over twenty ... More >>

Keep Dogs Away From Hutt River And Wellington Harbour Beaches

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 12:12 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is urging dog owners to keep their dogs away from the Hutt River and Wellington Harbour beaches until staff have checked these areas for dead possums poisoned with 1080. Recent heavy rain from early morning, Tuesday 31 May 2022 , may ... More >>

First Stage Of Upgraded Fluoride Facilities Secures Funding

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 1:36 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington has approved a $6 million capital funding request from Wellington Water to restore fluoride to drinking water at the Te Marua and Gear Island Water Treatment Plants and review and upgrade fluoridation facilities at Wainuiomata and ... More >>

Budget Absence Of New Trains Surprises And Disappoints Regional Councils

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:35 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The Budget’s failure to contribute funding for a fleet of hybrid electric trains in the lower North Island has surprised and disappointed Greater Wellington and Horizons regional councils. The trains, which are battery powered on non-electric track, were ... More >>

On-demand Public Transport Launched In Wellington

Monday, 16 May 2022, 3:17 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

On-demand public transport was launched in Wellington for the first time today, as part of a 12-month Metlink trial in the suburb of Tawa. Using a mobile phone app designed by Via, people in Tawa can order rides from buses operating without set ... More >>

Late Bloom Of Toxic Algae Spotted In Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River As Run Of Warm Weather Continues

Friday, 22 April 2022, 4:23 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Despite the conclusion of Greater Wellington’s toxic algae monitoring programme, a mainstay for Greater Wellington over the summer months, officers have spotted moderate levels of toxic algae in Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River in a stretch from Manor Park ... More >>

Restoration Day To Thank Wairarapa Environmental Groups

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:17 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington is asking those interested in restoring the environment to register for Restoration Day. Held on Saturday 28 May, the annual event is thanking local environmental restoration groups for their efforts. Taking place in Wairarapa, it’s ... More >>

Easter Weekend Works Futureproofing Wellington’s Rail Network

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 11:51 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

There will be scheduled maintenance on Wellington’s rail network over Easter weekend as part of a programme of work designed to create a sustainable, reliable, and resilient rail network now and for future generations. Scott Gallacher, Metlink General Manager ... More >>

Rising Tide Of Illegal Dumping Along The Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt Riverside

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 1:11 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Builders waste, white ware, electrical, garage tyres, cars and general waste are piling up along the Hutt River/Te Awa Kairangi riverside, leaving an ugly and costly mess for Greater Wellington and both Hutt Valley councils to clear up. “Littering ... More >>

Community Led River Plan Adopted By Greater Wellington

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 1:01 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington and the Greytown community celebrated a milestone today after the Waiōhine River Plan was adopted by council today. Its adoption is the result of two separate community consultations with the latter coming during the pandemic, ... More >>

Massive Ecosanctuary Proposal Received By Greater Wellington

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 1:29 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Kākāpō are a step closer towards returning to Te Whanganui-a-Tara after Greater Wellington’s Environment Committee received the feasibility study for Puketahā - the Wainuiomata Ecosanctuary. Rowi Kiwi and Hihi are other threatened manu māori ... More >>

Greater Wellington Seeks Feedback On Proposed Changes To Its Revenue And Financing Policy

Monday, 28 March 2022, 3:45 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Consultation has opened on some changes to Greater Wellington’s Revenue and Financing policy, which describes how the regional council funds its expenditure. The policy outlines the sources of funding council uses for each activity. Current funding tools ... More >>

No More QR Scanning On Metlink Services As Part Of Latest Covid-19 Changes

Friday, 25 March 2022, 11:58 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following the Government’s latest COVID-19 announcement earlier this week, Metlink has confirmed that masks will still be required to travel on all services but scanning QR codes will no longer be necessary from 11:59pm today. Scott Gallacher, General ... More >>

More Rates Remission For Māori Land Under New Greater Wellington Proposals

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 1:37 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Consultation has opened on a new Greater Wellington Rates Remissions on Māori Land Policy, which offers wider support to owners of whenua Māori to look after the whenua for current and future generations. The draft policy supports improving outcomes ... More >>

Grounds For Celebration - Groundwater Recognised For World Water Day 2022

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 11:22 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Today marks World Water Day, a global initiative celebrating water’s various forms with an aim to provide awareness towards those currently living without access to safe water. This year’s form of focus is groundwater, water that has soaked into ... More >>

Metlink Confirms April 1 Rollout For Half Price And After-midnight Fare Changes

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 11:18 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink has confirmed that half-price fares for ferry, train, bus and total mobility services will come into effect on Friday April 1. The move follows the Government’s announcement that public transport fees across the country would be temporarily reduced ... More >>

Metlink Begins Work Towards Introducing Half Price Fares

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 9:14 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink fares will be halved from early April following the Government’s announcement yesterday evening that public transport fees across the country will be temporarily halved. Greater Wellington Chair, Daran Ponter said the changes would mean the livelihoods ... More >>

Accessible Shuttle To Connect Temporary Bus Stops And Train Station

Friday, 25 February 2022, 12:10 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

As a result of the ongoing protest at Parliament, Metlink will run a free shuttle service for customers with accessibility needs between the Wellington Railway Station and temporary bus stops in the CBD. The stops on Lambton Quay and Brandon Street ... More >>

Affirmed Financial Ratings Keep Greater Wellington Among Councils’ Elite

Friday, 25 February 2022, 10:55 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

International credit rating agency, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed Greater Wellington’s 'AA+' long-term foreign currency and local currency and 'A-1+' short-term issuer credit ratings with a stable outlook for the future. “This keeps ... More >>