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The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returns to Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is hosting active recreation opportunities for the Upper Hutt Community from January to March.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 JAN 2017—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is again partnering with The Gas Hub to deliver the very popular Parks and Places recreation programme in Upper Hutt. The Gas Hub’s… Read more »

Blue Mountains Road closure update

During today’s road closure, contractors managed to get the stock trailer in an upright position but were unsuccessful at removing it today from down the bank where it rolled last week. Contractors will continue with the removal, so Blue Mountains Road will again be closed from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on Thursday 26 May.… Read more »

Blue Mountains Road closure to salvage rolled stock trailer

Blue Mountains Road will be closed on Monday 23 May from 9.00 am to salvage the stock trailer that rolled off the side of the road on Tuesday 10 May 2016. The road is expected to reopen by 3.00 pm. In the case of bad weather, the closure will be postponed until the next fine… Read more »

Land use strategy—have your say!

Upper Hutt’s original Urban Growth Strategy was adopted in 2007.  It was written to help manage urban growth and set the foundations for future development within the city. Recently we have been reviewing this document to ensure that planning for the future is still going to guide the best outcomes for Upper Hutt. The review… Read more »

Haywards-Judgeford transmission lines to be checked by helicopter

Low level visual inspection of Haywards – Judgeford A transmission lines by helicopter is to be undertaken by Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services). This line forms part of the electricity transmission network – the National Grid – which transports electricity from where it is generated to New Zealand towns and cities. Broadspectrum act on behalf of… Read more »

GWRC: Increased risk from Toxic Algae in Hutt River

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid upper parts of the Hutt River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health and Upper Hutt City Council. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream, Poets Park and Birchville, shows large amount of toxic algal mats are washing up… Read more »

GWRC: Toxic algae in Hutt River

Toxic algae has again been found in parts of the Hutt River. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream shows the amount of toxic algae mats growing on the river bed has returned to moderate levels. This is a media release from Greater Wellington Regional Council. To read the full release, go to www.gw.govt.nz/toxic-algae-in-hutt-river-2/ Results… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places lands in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is hosting active recreation opportunities for the Upper Hutt Community in January and February. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 14 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are pleased to be partnering with The Gas Hub to bring back the very popular Parks and Places programme to Upper Hutt. The… Read more »

Toxic algae warning removed at Hutt River at Silverstream

Following the heavy rain in recent days toxic algae has been flushed from the Hutt River and cover at Silverstream Bridge is now back below the ‘green’ surveillance threshold.  The warning has been removed from www.gw.govt.nz/summer-check.  Toxic algae information signs will stay in place in this area as growth will increase again with stable weather. Read more »