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Greater Wellington Reissued Strong Financial Ratings Despite Revised ‘Negative Outlook’

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:10 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

International credit rating agency, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has reissued Greater Wellington’s 'AA+' long-term credit ratings, while the regional council’s ratings outlook has been revised, changing from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’. Cr ... More >>

New Bus Driver Toilets To Be Installed Across Wellington

Monday, 19 February 2024, 6:21 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

An update on new, purpose-built toilets for bus drivers will be presented to Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee on Thursday 22 February. By June 2024, the facilities will be installed at seven stops across Wellington: Stop 4128 at the Mairangi terminus, ... More >>

Wairarapa Rail Passengers Hit With More Speed Restrictions Following KiwiRail Track Works

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 8:14 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Despite the completion of newly laid tracks, rail passengers on the Wairarapa line will be disappointed to learn of more speed restrictions and delayed services while issues with the interface between the new track and the Wairarapa carriages are dealt ... More >>

Round The Bays Participants Advised To Plan Ahead For Weekend Bus Replacements

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 5:10 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Participants in Sunday’s Round the Bays are advised to plan ahead for buses to replace trains on all lines this weekend, including on event day. Passenger services on the Hutt Valley, Kāpiti, Johnsonville and Wairarapa Lines will be bus replaced ... More >>

Parts Of Belmont Regional Park Closed To Public As Wildfire Is Brought Under Control

Monday, 12 February 2024, 6:12 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

The western side of Belmont Regional Park is closed to the public until further notice as Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) respond to wildfire, including Māra Roa and Waihora Loop tracks. The fire began in Porirua this afternoon, near walking ... More >>

Extreme Fire Risk In Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui, Track Closures Across Regional Parks

Friday, 19 January 2024, 5:07 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

The ridge section of the Grand Loop track in the Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui regional park is temporarily closed to the public due to extreme wildfire risk. Daily access restrictions are also in place for the lighthouse complex between 1pm and 9pm. Greater ... More >>

Cottage-core brought to Greater Wellington regional park

Friday, 15 December 2023, 7:32 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

A newly restored lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui has been unveiled by Greater Wellington and the Friends of Baring Head charitable trust; the first of two cottages to become modern accommodation for overnight visitors. ... More >>

Toxic Algae Red Alert In Masterton

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 8:39 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

A toxic algae red alert is in place on the Waipoua River where it passes under Colombo Road in Masterton. Greater Wellington is urging people not to swim in this part of the river, or let their dogs enter the water. Dog walkers should also avoid the riverbank ... More >>

Off Peak Bus Trips Suspended During Fair Pay Agreement Meeting For All Bus Drivers

Monday, 28 August 2023, 6:12 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Off peak bus passengers are advised that some Metlink bus trips will be suspended from 9am to 2pm on Wednesday 30August while drivers attend a meeting organised by the CTU and unions. Metlink Group Manager Samantha Gain says that unlike previous ... More >>

Metlink Thanks Public Transport Workers For Successful FIFA World Cup In Wellington

Friday, 11 August 2023, 7:06 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Public transport took centre stage in Wellington as 235,000 fans flocked to the regional stadium to make the Wellington-staged games a success. Fans, officials and volunteers alike, enjoyed free Metlink public transport thanks to an integrated ticketing ... More >>

Metlink To Go Pink In Stand Against Bullying

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 7:50 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Following two successful years of encouraging staff to showcase their pink wardrobes and celebrate diversity, Metlink will once again wear its support for Pink Shirt Day on its sleeve this Friday 19 May. Metlink-branded pink shirts have been created ... More >>

Greater Wellington Seeks Further Assurances From KiwiRail On Critical Risks For Metlink Rail Network

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 8:30 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

A set of assurances has been requested from KiwiRail by Greater Wellington after the equipment failure that led to speed restrictions on the Metlink rail network. The regional council’s public transport wing has been forced to run reduced train ... More >>

Funding For New Passenger Trains Celebrated By Greater Wellington And Horizons

Saturday, 29 April 2023, 12:11 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

The pre-budget announcement of funding for a fleet hybrid-electric passenger trains in the lower North Island has delighted Greater Wellington and Horizons regional councils. The Government has agreed to purchase 18 four-car, tri-mode trains, and ... More >>

Off Peak Metlink Bus Trips Suspended During Union Meeting

Monday, 20 February 2023, 7:40 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Off peak bus passengers in Wellington City are advised that some off peak bus trips will be suspended from 9.30am to 2pm on Wednesday 22 February 2023. Unionised members of Metlink bus operator NZ Bus, will be attending their annual union meeting ... More >>

Half Price Fares To Be Extended On Metlink Services

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 6:04 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink has welcomed the Government’s extension of half price public transport fares until the end of June 2023. The extension, announced today by Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, is part of the Government’s ongoing support intended to ease the ... More >>

Taking To The Skies To Understand Wairarapa Aquifers

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 12:50 am | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Over the next six to eight weeks, using a helicopter, Greater Wellington is scanning aquifers from the air. An aquifer is layer of gravel or sand that holds or transport water below ground. This electromagnetic scan will provide a more complete picture ... More >>

Toxic Algae Red Alert In Hutt Valley, Amber Alert In Wairarapa

Friday, 27 January 2023, 6:06 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

A red alert for toxic algae is in place for Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River after large algal blooms and detached algal mats were found from Poets Park to Silverstream Bridge. An amber alert has also been issued for the Wairarapa’s Ruamahanga River at Double ... More >>

Metlink Bus And Train Services Boosted As School Term Begins

Friday, 27 January 2023, 6:03 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Weekday timetables resume for Wellington and Porirua buses. Suspended rail services reinstated. Cancellations still possible due to national driver shortage. Regular weekday timetables for Metlink buses resume on Monday 30 January after the network ... More >>

Toxic Algae Red Alert At Waikanae River Site

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 6:23 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Algae at JC park Dangerous levels of toxic algae have been found in the Waikanae River prompting Greater Wellington to strongly advise the public not to swim in near Jim Cooke Park. A red alert has been issued on the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) ... More >>

Toxic Algae Amber Alert For Ōtaki And Waikanae Rivers

Friday, 13 January 2023, 6:44 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

An amber alert for toxic algae has been issued on the Kāpiti Coast after algal blooms were found in Ōtaki River at State Highway 1 and Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park. Toxic algae can kill dogs and make people sick. Greater Wellington advises ... More >>





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