The Future of Wairarapa Rail

Everything we build today must set us on track for a healthy planet. Creating reliable, frequent, low-carbon transport is crucial to providing our communities with accessible, climate-friendly ways to get around.

We need fast, frequent reliable passenger trains for the Wairarapa at the weekend as well as the weekdays. We need more freight trains to take more logging trucks off the Remutaka Hill.

On Monday 29th of August Green MPs Hon Julie Anne Genter and Teanau Tuiono, and Regional Councillor Thomas Nash, will be in the Masterton to talk about the future for regional rail in Aotearoa, and how we could improve connections from the Wairarapa. A free public meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Copthorne, Solway. You may see Julie Anne Genter on the 4:25 train from Wellington!

We want to hear what you think – do you want to catch a train to Hawkes Bay or Palmerston North? Are the current plans from central and local government just too timid?

Please RSVP to let us know you'll be there.

For COVID safety reasons, numbers are limited and priority will be given to those who have RSVP’d. Please wear a mask and sign in for contact-tracing purposes.