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Metlink’s bus problems: “what we’re doing to make it better”

News from Metlink
Some months ago, we told you our public transport network would be better. Some of you have told us they’ve noticed an improvement, many have said it’s not working for them yet. It’s still early days, but we know the change has been uncomfortable, disruptive and at times inefficient. Read more »

Regional Council given AA rating for “standout” performance

Wellingtonians who are concerned about the Regional Council’s less than satisfactory bus changes will be bemused to know that a report from the local government “excellence programme CouncilMark” says we are being well served by the Council. Read more »

Three injured in crash on SH1 near Sanson

News from NZ Police
Three people were injured in a crash on State Highway 1 between Rongotea and Sanson this afternoon. Read more »

Preparing for summer – Wellington is re-growing its lawns


News from Wellington City Council
Spring is almost here – and it’s time for the Wellington City Council’s lawn renovations programme to get rolling. Read more »

Rules and bollards to control cars on beaches

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Territorial authorities, regional councils, the Department of Conservation (DOC), and the Police all have important roles to play when taking care of the Kāpiti Coast’s beaches. A range of rules exist to keep people safe while they’re walking on the beach and to protect important coastal ecology. Read more »

Te Papa opening two monstrous art shows

Press Release – Te Papa
Two monstrous new art exhibitions for kids and teens open in Toi Art at Te Papa tomorrow. Read more »

Drivers and their union tell Regional Council how to fix bus problems

News from NZCTU
Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems. Read more »

Route 18 buses to be reinstated all day between Miramar and VUW

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council has reinstated a popular bus service, saying the decision is evidence that it is listening to concerns about the new bus network introduced by Metlink last month. Read more »

$116m cross-harbour pipeline approved for alternative water supply

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council today approved the progression of the Cross Harbour Pipeline as the preferred project for an alternative water supply to Wellington City, a major project aimed at improving water supply resilience for the metropolitan region. Read more »

National MPs want go-ahead for Petone to Grenada link road

News from NZ National Party
The Government must come clean on what its new transport plan and its focus on building a new tram in Auckland at the expense of regional roads means for the future of the important Petone to Grenada Link Road, National’s Chris Bishop and Brett Hudson say. Read more »

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