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Poplar Avenue road closure and detour coming up
May 2017
If you use the Poplar Avenue interchange, please look out for road closures and detours from 10am next Wednesday 10 May. NZTA say there will be detours for Poplar Avenue traffic heading both east and west, while the roundabouts are closed so they can get them built safely and more quickly. "It's quite a change for a whil... More...

Waikanae Board calls for Peka Peka full Interchange
March 2017
The Waikanae Community Board reports there is a growing groundswell of support for a full interchange of the Kapiti Expressway at Peka Peka. "Now that the rubber has hit the road you will now notice that you can't get onto the Expressway from Peka Peka Road or get off the Expressway going north to go to Peka Peka. "T... More...

Raumati South Footbridge a Safety Concern for Locals
March 2017
Guy Burns, Deputy Chair of the Raumati Paraparaumu Community Board, though impressed with the new Expressway's walkways and cycleways, has concerns regarding the Leinster Avenue footbridge that crosses over the Expressway at Raumati South. "I recently cycled some of the shared pathways at the southern end. It's a fantas... More...

A road by any other name
March 2017
The Kapiti Coast community is being asked to put forward suggestions for naming seven sections of State Highway 1 (SH1) between Paekakariki and Peka Peka that will be renamed as part of the Kapiti Coast District Council's work to make the existing SH1 a local road. The decision to divide the existing SH1 into seven sect... More...

Kapiti Council looks to take advantage of Expressway
March 2017
Kapiti Coast District Council is inviting the community to visit their stand in Coastlands next week to find out more about its work to make the most of the opportunities the Expressway brings to the district. Group Manager Strategy and Planning Sarah Stevenson says the Council has a programme of work underway that... More...

Levin to Waikanae commuter service revs up
March 2017
The highly anticipated Levin to Waikanae trial bus service is set to begin its first service on Tuesday 7 March 2017. The two year trial is a joint venture between Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council, and will be operated by Uzabus. Horizons councillor and passenger transpo... More...

Retaining wall upgraded for shared path improvements on Kapiti Rd
December 2016
Work continues to improve safety and accessibility on Kapiti Road, our districts busiest road. This week the Kapiti Coast District Council will commence work to build a new retaining wall outside the old airport control tower. Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon says the work is part of a series of improvem... More...

Kapiti motorcyclists: it’s time to get ‘Ride Ready’!
December 2016
Local councils, along with the NZ Transport Agency, are working together to make sure motorcyclists in the Wellington region are ready to ride as they head into summer.Riders across Kapiti, Wellington, Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa are being offered free training and a fre... More...

Kapiti Council welcomes progress on Peka Peka to Otaki section of the Kapiti Expressway
December 2016
The Kapiti Council welcomes the New Zealand Transport Agency's decision to award the contract for the 13 kilometre Peka Peka to Otaki section of the Kapiti Expressway to Fletcher Construction.Mayor Gurunathan says the Council enjoys a positive partnership with Fletcher ... More...

Driverless Cars heading your way soon
October 2016
Watch out Kapiti - next time you think you see a car driving along towards you without a driver it isn't because you got your medication wrong. The age of the driverless car is upon us.NZTech head Graeme Muller predicts hundreds of driverless cars will be seen on New Ze... More...

Free train Sunday on 30 October to thank regional ratepayers
October 2016
Trips on all Metlink trains across the region will be free for everyon... More...

Waikanae Park and Ride work to begin
October 2016
Work is set to get underway again next week (25 to 28 October) on the new Metlink Park and Ride facility at Waikanae."Th... More...

Last Ganz Mavag EMU Journey
The last Ganz Mavag train ran from Wellington to Melling and return on 27 May. It was the end of 34 years of service for... More...

Raumati Road Closure Notice
April 2016
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Kapiti Senior Drivers Forum
April 2016
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Kapiti cyclists get get delay on good news for bikes on trains
April 2016
The good news is the Greater Wellington Regional Council has decided t... More...

Trolleys cost effective compared to battery buses - Gunter Mackinger
March 2016
"European cities are steadily converting back to trolleybus public tra... More...

Easter and the Raumati Straights
March 2016
With only one day to go until the Easter break kicks off the MacKays to Peka Peka road building team is sending out the ... More...

Train Operator deal signed with Transdev
March 2016
Greater Wellington Regional Council, Transdev and Hyundai Rotem have signed a nine-year contract for the operation of th... More...

MTA CEO Warwick Quinn Announces Resignation
March 2016
The Chief Executive of the Motor Trade Association (MTA), Mr Warwick Quinn has resigned from the organisation. "It is... More...

Greater Wellington Transport end-of-year Report Card
December 2015
End of year report for Wellington's transport: making great progress ... More...

Cycling gets regional boost
November 2015
The seaward side option for a new walking and cycling path between Ngauranga and Petone is a major step forward for cycl... More...

Public Invited to Motorway Open Day
November 2015
Project Manager Alan Orange invites you to come along to our public open day; your chance to come up onto a paved sectio... More...

New Metlink website launched
October 2015
Public transport journeys around greater Wellington have just become even easier with the launch of Metlink's new websit... More...

Wellington Region's travellers highly satisfied with public transport
September 2015
Customer satisfaction with the Wellington public transport network rem... More...

A plan to move the Wellington region forward
January 2015
People in the Wellington region are encouraged to have their say on a plan to help make the region more dynamic, product... More...

Short-list finalised for Wellington’s rail contract
January 2015
Greater Wellington Regional Council has finalised a short-list for the... More...

New report gets Kapiti Coast a step closer to cycle friendly communities
January 2015
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the final report and reco... More...

Easy to use fares and ticketing system will transform public transport
December 2014
Kapiti commuters are a step closer to getting a modern fares and ticke... More...

Rail network going from strength to strength
December 2014
Wellington region's rail network is going from strength to strength with punctuality figures approaching record highs an... More...

Expressway southern end update
December 2014
We've started work on four bored piles at Kapiti Road – these are smaller but similar in construction to the Waikanae Ri... More...

New Waikanae Bridge taking shape
November 2014
Building a 180m bridge across a major flood plain in a seismically sensitive area like Kāpiti is no mean feat. The ... More...

NZ Transport Agency road funding announcements provide clarity on councils’ share
November 2014
The New Zealand Transport Agency has released its Funding Assistance R... More...

Greater Wellington eyes public transport issues for Kapiti
October 2014
Transport portfolio leader Paul Swain of Greater Wellington Regional C... More...

Train taggers beware - you are being watched.
October 2014
Greater Wellington Regional Council is trumpeting its new Rail Monitoring Centre in Johnsonville, where fibre optic cabl... More...

Express Lane - update from NZTA
October 2014
Welcome to Express Lane, the best way to find out what's happening on the Kapiti Expressway.This month we're talking abo... More...

LIGHT RAIL THE CAPITAL’S BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT
December 2013
Members of youth climate change group Generation Zero paraded a painted cardboard train through central Wellington today... More...

Hundreds have say on future public transport options
October 2013
About 300 submissions have been received on the most feasible options ... More...

Contract signed for more Matangi trains for Wellington region
Thirty five more Matangi trains are on the way for the Wellington foll... More...

Clear direction agreed for public transport fares
July 2013
Weekend family bus and train passes, half price fares for all young pe... More...

Resumption of normal train services great news
July 2013
Fran Wilde, Chair of the Regional Council, today applauded KiwiRail st... More...

Otaki MP Nathan Guy welcomes decision
15 May, 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the decision to appoint a Board of Inquiry to consider the Peka Peka to North Otaki exp... More...

Board of Inquiry to consider Peka Peka to North Otaki Expressway proposal
May 14, 2013
Environment Minister Amy Adams has today announced that an application... More...

Action plan tackles post-quake reopening of transport links
April 2013
A 37-point action plan to ensure the Wellington's region's transport o... More...

Kapiti artists - Public art on public transport competition
A great opportunity is available to Kapiti artists with an interest in... More...

Guy welcomes Capital Connection decision
April 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the decision by KiwiRail to continue the Capital Connection train service from Palmerst... More...

Capital Connection decision a great result – now people need to get on board
April 2013
The continuation of the Capital Connection train service, announced to... More...

Elliott hails Capital Connection decision
April 2013
Otaki Community Board member Jackie Elliott says she is delighted with the Kiwirail decision to retain the Capital Conne... More...

Glider pilots escape crash landing
December 2012
A pilot and passenger walked away uninjured after a motorised glider crash-landed in a barley field in Te Horo.Constable... More...

More patience, fewer patients: MTA asks motorists to drive smart, drive safe, and relax on the roads
December 2012
At this time of year, everyone is on the road, trying to get to their ... More...

Longer south / east route options to be evaluated in Wellington public transport study
December 2012
Bus rapid transit and light rail options running from Wellington Stati... More...

Roadworks on State Highway 1, Paekakariki (starts early January)
December 2012 - Message from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)
NZTA will be working on a number of improvements to the road surface a... More...

Cyclists give Matangi trains thumbs up
December 2012
Wellington region cyclists have given a big thumbs up to the new Matangi trains, awarding Greater Wellington Regional Co... More...

Community Patience running out on Capital Connection
November 2012
Newly elected Otaki Community Board member Jackie Elliott said the com... More...

The Road Ahead: How would you spend $30 billion?
August 2012
With Kapiti at the centre of major roading controversies, a debate on ... More...

Drivers concerned about fewer WoF inspections
August 2012
Warrant of Fitness changes could impact on Kapiti drivers and road safety according to a recent survey. Any changes t... More...

New signs for Te Horo Crossing
August 2012
KiwiRail are will be installing new signs at a Te Horo level crossing where a Somali community leader's car was hit by a... More...

Plan to keep commuter train on track heard by Minister
July 2012
A high powered delegation of local government chairs and chief executi... More...

Glensor wants fare feedback
July 2012
Public transport users in the Wellington region are being encouraged to give their feedback on possible changes to how M... More...

Capital Connection - morning protest planned
July 2012
Tomorrow morning (Thursday 26th July) passengers from the Capital Connection rail service will be driving to Waikanae St... More...

Changes made to improve Otaki bus service
June 2012
From Tuesday 5 June 2012 Otaki residents will have a direct service each weekday to and from Coastlands and new Sunday b... More...

Nathan Guy welcomes one year anniversary for Waikanae train services
21 February
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the one year anniversary of trai... More...

Keen interest in proposed bus changes
21 February
People interested in the proposed Wellington City bus changes are being encouraged to check the Greater Wellington websi... More...

Poll shows huge backing for public transport
A Colmar Brunton poll showing huge backing for public transport proves how out of touch the National Government is in it... More...

Another example of Expressway arrogance
27 April
The recent experience of renowned writer Patricia Grace is just the latest example of arrogance by the Government and it... More...

Time to Get Real About Transmission Gully
20 March
Dick Jessup for the Coastal Highway Group has issued the following statement.The priority list of for infrastructure pro... More...

Load limit on Otaihanga footbridge
9 March
An inspection of the Otaihanga footbridge by Council staff has found a change in the level of the deck. Civil enginee... More...

Capital Connection under threat
10 March - By Finn Wilson
A drop in the number of commuters using the Capital Connection train service from Palmerston North to Wellington may res... More...

Guy welcomes major boost to rail services
14 March
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the investment into Wellington commuter rail as a big step forward in improving public ... More...

Wrong story on economic benefits
18 February
Minister of Transport, Stephen Joyce, is wrong to state (Morning Report 18th February) that extra spending on cycling do... More...

Rail milestone for Kapiti
11 February
The recently refurbished Ganz Mavag train will make its first appearance at Waikanae Station next Saturday (19 February)... More...

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