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Upper Hutt bucks the trend

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 January 2016 — While retail precincts around the Wellington region lament stagnating retail occupancy rates, Upper Hutt is bucking the trend as the only area outside of Wellington’s city centre to see a steady increase. Residents of Upper Hutt and visitors to the area enjoyed an expanding retail offering this… Read more »

Urban Growth Strategy review—now open for feedback

Upper Hutt City Council’s Urban Growth Strategy (UGS) is undergoing a review. We would appreciate your thoughts and feedback around 8 major issues we have raised. Other feedback and ideas are also welcome. There will be a 12-page supplement in the Upper Hutt Leader on 26 August. You can use the supplement to formulate your… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Long Term Plan now available online

Upper Hutt City Council has now published its recently-adopted Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025 online. The document is available as a publication on Upper Hutt City Council’s website upperhuttcity.com The Long Term Plan covers the 10 financial years from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2025. It also incorporates the Annual Plan for the… Read more »

Start thinking now about Upper Hutt’s Santa Parade

Due to the popularity of last year’s Santa Parade and Expressions Christmas event, Upper Hutt City Council has announced the date for the 2015 parade to assist community groups and businesses with their planning.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 JUL 2015— An invitation is extended to all businesses and community groups operating in Upper… Read more »

Social media Community Networking Forum a collaborative success

Several Upper Hutt City Council teams collaborated together to deliver training on Facebook, social media, and marketing at a recent Community Networking Forum. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 JUL 2015— Upper Hutt City Council’s Library, Activation, and Community Development teams joined forces to offer free social media training on Wednesday 15 July for local community… Read more »

Valley News available

Valley News poster

The latest Valley News has been published on the website today on our online publications. To view June Valley news, click here (PDF 1.53 MB). Online publications can be viewed at: upperhuttcity.com/publications Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Expressions contract renewed

Mayor Wayne Guppy and Expressions Trust Chair Peter Richardson sign to renew the contract between Upper Hutt City Council and the trust for another three years. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 JUN 2015—Mayor of Upper Hutt, Wayne Guppy and Chair of Expressions Arts and Entertainment Charitable Trust, Peter Richardson, recently signed to renew the agreement… Read more »

BurgerFuel incentivised by council cash injection

BurgerFuel opened in Upper Hutt last week, with the help of an incentive from Council’s Economic Development Stimulus Package. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 26 MAY 2015—The opening of BurgerFuel in Upper Hutt signals a major step forward and ratifies a scheme put forward by Council to encourage new business to the city. The Economic Development… Read more »

Enter your business in the 2015 Technology Valley Awards

If you’re a smart Hutt Valley business that’s ready to be exposed at the forefront of the Technology Valley wave, get your registration in for the Technology Valley Awards. The Technology Valley Awards are part of Technology Valley, a Hutt Valley-based community, industry, and local government partnership. Technology Valley’s purpose is to create sustainable growth… Read more »

Council to ask residents for feedback in the 2015 Annual Community Survey

Upper Hutt City Council services to the community will be under the spotlight as it seeks feedback from residents.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 FEB 2015—This year’s Annual Community Survey will begin on Thursday, 19 February. The survey, which is initiated by Upper Hutt City Council, may take up to 3 weeks, concluding on Friday… Read more »