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Greater Wellington Welcomes Cheaper Fares For Community Services Card Holders

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:51 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Greater Wellington welcomed news today that the Government will permanently fund cheaper public transport fares for community services card hold holders. Chair of Greater Wellington Daran Ponter said there had been strong support for this type ... More >>

Teresea Olsen’s A Greater Wellingtonian Of The Year, Too

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 5:19 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Greater Wellington says hat’s off to Wellingtonian of the Year Teresea Olsen for working tirelessly to boost COVID vaccination rates in the region to help keep vulnerable communities as safe as possible. “Teresea and the Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust ... More >>

Toxic Algae Reappears In Wairarpa Rivers As Warm Weather Continues

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:04 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Swimmers are being advised to take caution while dog owners should keep dogs on leashes or avoid three river sites in the Wairarapa with toxic algae, including detached algal mats being identified. The sites are located at Ruamāhanga at Double Bridges, ... More >>

Wellington Carbon Reduction Projects Could Be Accelerated

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 5:09 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

An extra $5 million for projects that reduce carbon emissions could soon be available to Greater Wellington if the council approves changes to its Low Carbon Acceleration Fund (LCAF). The fund was established in 2020 by borrowing against a free allocation ... More >>

No Change To Public Transport Following Red Settings

Sunday, 23 January 2022, 5:51 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Following the Government’s announcement that the country will move to the red setting of the Covid Protection Framework at 11:59 tonight (23 January 2022), Metlink advises that no changes will be made to regional public transport services, which ... More >>

Metlink To Trial New And Free Fares In New Year

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:00 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink announced today that it will be trialling a range of new fares in March next year, including free or heavily discounted fares on weekends. Details of the trial are yet to be fully developed but could include a range of discounted, bundled ... More >>

Signs Of Progress In Regional Land Transport Strategy Report

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 6:25 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

The first annual monitoring report 2021, which charts progress against the Wellington Regional Land Transport Plan 2011, was presented to Greater Wellington’s Regional Transport Committee today. “Despite the impact of Covid-19 over the period, we’re ... More >>

Weekend Of 20-21 November - Metlink Central City Bus Diversions Due To Protest Action

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 2:05 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink buses will continue to operate over the weekend to provide services, despite widespread disruption to routes likely to be caused by four sets of protest action in central Wellington over Saturday and Sunday. To ensure safe passage for customers ... More >>

Snapper On Rail Pilot Launched In Wellington

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 5:30 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Rail commuters in Wellington got their first taste of electronic ticketing today with the launch of Metlink’s Snapper on Rail Pilot on the Johnsonville Line. Over the next 12 months, passengers on the line will be able to pay their fares using ... More >>

Metlink Driver Feedback Behind New Trial

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 4:47 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink is implementing a three month trial of incontinence, sanitary and menstrual product dispensers at multiple staff toilet facilities around the region. The trial is part of an ongoing suite of improvements based on feedback from front line Metlink ... More >>

A Real Time Result – Metlink Data Enables Google To Display Real Time And Service Information

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 5:06 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink customers across the region are now able to track the location of their bus and train on Google Maps with service based information such as delays, closed stops and cancellations displayed when passengers plan their journeys. For Metlink ... More >>

Greater Wellington Welcomes Report On Congestion Charging As Part Of Emissions Target

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 4:11 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Greater Wellington has welcomed a report from the Transport and Infrastructure Committee on congestion charging in Auckland, describing it as a necessary enabler for mode shift and zero emissions targets. The report, Inquiry into congestion pricing in ... More >>

Regional Climate Change Forum Unites Leaders For Climate Action

Friday, 27 August 2021, 4:33 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Today’s Regional Climate Change Forum brought together leaders from regional and local councils, and Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, to discuss climate action in a Wellington regional context. This was the first meeting of the newly established ... More >>

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

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 4:40 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Hutt Valley bus customers may face some disruptions to their travel on Thursday 22 July between 9:30am and 2.30pm as some Tranzurban drivers attend a Tramways Union meeting. Metlink general manager Scott Gallacher, says the Union meeting will not ... More >>

Metlink Welcomes Green Light To Go To Tender For New Airport Service

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 4:35 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink welcomed the regional council’s decision to establish an express bus service between the Railway Station and the Airport, and is now preparing to go out to tender for an operator to service the new route. The new bus service will be an integral ... More >>

Greater Wellington Urges Government To Back Regional Ownership Of Transport Assets

Friday, 18 June 2021, 9:43 am | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Greater Wellington is urging significant change to the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) to bring transport assets under the control of regional councils to create greater certainty in delivering quality public transport services. “We strongly ... More >>

Greater Wellington’s Environmental Leadership Highly Commended At National Awards

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 3:57 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Greater Wellington’s Low Carbon Acceleration (LCA) Fund, established to accelerate the action required for Greater Wellington to meet ambitious climate goals, received national recognition at the 2021 LGFA Taituarā Local Government Excellence Awards. ... More >>

Metlink Is Extending The Early Bird Special For Passengers

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 4:53 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink is extending its offer of 25% discount for adult passengers who Snapper on buses before 7am, until 21 August 2021. The Early Bird special only applies to Snapper adult fares on Metlink buses during the trial period. The Early Bird special ... More >>

Metlink Disappointed By Last Minute Cancellations From NZ Bus

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 6:03 am | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Passengers travelling on Metlink services operated by NZ Bus experienced almost 70 last-minute cancellations today (Wednesday, 31 March 2021). Metlink General Manager, Scott Gallacher, said the recent service from NZ Bus simply wasn’t good enough. ... More >>

Greater Wellington And Metlink Flying The Flag For Climate Action At Round The Bays

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 5:31 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

With the region back to COVID-19 Alert Level 1, Greater Wellington councillors are getting ready, getting set, and raring to go represent the council’s climate goals at Brendan Foot Supersite (BFS) Round the Bays. Greater Wellington Councillor and ... More >>