In response to a reader request, here are the same bus service maps as for Auckland. Again, click for big PDF files so you can zoom in. I think these include non-bus transit, but I’m not completely sure.
Hours per day with at least six transit trips within 500m
Hours per day with at least 12 transit trips within 500m
In the Wellington region it seems that people who have any bus service have a useful amount.
The region as a whole has a smaller proportion of people with good public transport than Auckland region (7% in the top category, 60% in the bottom), but if we restrict to Wellington City there are 17% in the top category, 26% in the next, and only 30% in the lowest.
[Update: Here's a version with a 1km distance instead of 500m]
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