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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 >>

Boat Protestors Told To Respect The Cook Strait And Wellington Harbour

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 1:02 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington, Maritime NZ and the Police are on standby after reports were shared online of more private vessels planning to leave Picton with supplies and protestors. Greater Wellington’s Harbourmaster Grant Nalder says his team have ... More >>

More Schools Encouraged To Get Movin’ In March

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 12:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

As Greater Wellington’s month-long initiative encouraging students to walk, cycle or scoot to school moves ever closer, schools are being reminded there is still time to register. Greater Wellington Transport Committee Chair and Regional Councillor, ... More >>

Metlink Removes Service From Wellington Interchange

Saturday, 12 February 2022, 2:18 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Following its latest risk assessments for the parliament protest Metlink is removing all bus services from Lambton Interchange with immediate effect and putting additional detours in place. We have taken this decision with everyone’s health and wellbeing ... More >>

Wellington’s Number Two Bus Route Quietly Goes Electric

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 11:58 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Noisy diesel buses are a thing of the past on the number two bus route, the first in Wellington to be fully decarbonised following the arrival of the capital’s 55th electric bus. Greater Wellington chair Daran Ponter said the council’s public transport ... More >>

Free Fares Trial Postponed Due To Red Light Setting

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 11:48 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

The nationwide move to red in the COVID protection framework has prompted Metlink to postpone its upcoming free fares weekend originally planned for March. The decision was announced at today’s meeting of the Transport Committee. Scott Gallacher General ... More >>

Hard Work Keeps Rail Improvements On Track

Friday, 4 February 2022, 2:19 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Metlink is showing its gratitude to Kiwirail and its passengers for their patience, while work went ahead on the Wellington rail network over Summer. Daran Ponter, Greater Wellington Council Chair, said Kiwirail should be proud of its efforts to improve ... More >>

Vigilance Urged For Dog Owners And Swimmers As More Toxic Algae Found In The Hutt River

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 3:42 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Vigilance is being urged for swimmers and dog owners as two more river sites along the Hutt River and one on the Pakuratahi River at Kaitoke have returned results of toxic algae at amber warning levels. Detached algal mats are also present at all ... More >>

Greater Wellington To Pause Safety Patrols At Paremata Bridge

Friday, 21 January 2022, 11:32 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Aggressive behaviour towards staff has forced Greater Wellington to put on hold seven years of safety patrols at Paremata Bridge and Mana launching ramp from Saturday 22 January. <img src="" ... More >>

Caution Urged For Dog Owners And Swimmers As Toxic Algae Identified At Kapiti Sites

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 2:51 pm | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Swimmers are being advised to take caution while dog owners should keep dogs on leashes or avoid two river sites along the Kapiti Coast with toxic algae, including detached algal mats being identified. The sites are located at Otaki River at State ... More >>