Wellington says CU L8r to text parking


The days of paying for parking via text message have died in Wellington.

Wellington City Council has confirmed that the txt-a-park service officially wound up at the end of June.

The option of paying for parking via text message first came to Wellington 14 years ago but there had been a significant decline in transactions in recent years, leading to the provider of the service, Integrated Technology Solutions, pulling it.

A tally earlier in 2020 found that 13 per cent – or roughly 39,000 per month – of parking transactions were made using text parking.

Parking in Wellington can still be paid via credit of debit card, coin, or via the PayMyPark app.

The council is currently trialling cashless meters at 10 spots around the city. There are 485 other parking metres around the city.