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New cardboard cage adds capacity to recycling drop-off point

An additional 3 cubic metre cage for cardboard has now been delivered to the drop-off point to increase capacity for cardboard recycling. Waste Management will service the cage on the same days as the container, so opening days and times remain the same. We will continue to monitor the volumes and usage closely. Read more »

Riparian planting to brighten Upper Hutt’s Mangaroa River

Upper Hutt City Council and Forest & Bird are looking to partner with local farmers and land owners to improve the Mangaroa River’s water quality.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 FEB 2017—As a major tributary of the Hutt River, the Mangaroa River has been identified as a significant contributor to the overall water quality downstream.… Read more »

First week of recycling station trial delivers mixed results

  The first week of the 12 month recycling station trial in Upper Hutt has produced mixed results. The response from Upper Huttites to the station has been largely positive, with many residents choosing to use the station, which we are very proud of. It is wonderful to see such commitment to our environment. However,… Read more »

Bylaws review opens for consultation

Council is consulting on the review of five of Upper Hutt’s bylaws. The bylaws relate to the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees; Prevention of Vegetation Fires; Traffic; Community Facilities and Solid Waste. Our bylaws are important as they help to keep our community safe and protect us from nuisance. As a member of our… Read more »

Walkway tracks closed in Upper Hutt

Birchville Dam

Update: 23 December 2016 All tracks in Maidstone Park are now open. The Hutt River Trail / Rimutaka Cycle Trail and the trail from Moonshine Road through to the Whakatiki stream remain closed. Access to the Hutt River Trail / Rimutaka Cycle Trail at Gemstone Drive/Topaz is via the signposted bypass route. Update: 1 December… Read more »

Upper Hutt City: 10:30 am post earthquake update—no significant damage reported

After the large earthquake overnight, Upper Hutt City Council staff have been out assessing core infrastructure and facilities with no significant damage to report so far. The Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has not been activated. For all regional messaging, please refer to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website and facebook page:… Read more »

Council’s submission on airport runway extension now available online

Upper Hutt City Council’s submission on the resource consent application to extend the Wellington Airport runway is now available on our website for viewing or download. The document can be found on Council’s website through the publications hub. To download/view the document directly please click here (PDF 47 KB). For more information about the resource… Read more »

Collaborative clean-up results in enhanced outdoor experience in Ebdentown

A Council-initiated community clean-up and mural installation provides a platform for Upper Hutt’s young people to connect with their community and contribute toward an enhanced environment. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2016—Upper Hutt City Council, in collaboration with Oxford Crescent School senior students, has installed a mural and facilitated a clean-up in the road… Read more »

Sustainable cloth bag giveaway in Upper Hutt

A re-usable bag giveaway in Upper Hutt will encourage shoppers to use an alternative to regular plastic shopping bags in an effort to reduce quantities going to landfill. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 AUG 2016— Retailers and shoppers in Upper Hutt are being encouraged to say “No thanks” to plastic bags as Council embarks on… Read more »

Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 now available online

Family riding bicycles

The Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 29 June 2016 and became operative from 1 July 2016. Included within the Annual Plan 2016 – 2017 are the two new projects Council consulted on between 23 March and 28 April 2016. Recycling drop-off point: Council will be installing a rates-funded… Read more »