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March Madness returns to Main Street

This fair is as much about street theatre and live music as it is stalls and clearance bargains! UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 04 FEB 2015—The March Madness Fair is set to rock the streets of Upper Hutt again on Saturday 21 March. With free street theatre, live music, busker’s circles and a full stage this… Read more »

Registrations now open for Bike the Trail 2015

Register online for Bike the Trail 2015 at www.bikethetrail.co.nz   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 JAN 2015—The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year with registrations now open online. The event is a family friendly cycling event starting in Upper Hutt and follows the Hutt River Trail downstream to Petone. The annual… Read more »

Free Fun for our Youth in our Parks

Activation has coordinated a whole series of activities for our youth to take part in during their January School Holidays. Students at our Colleges and Intermediates have indicated activities they would like to do in our parks during their holidays.  Activation’s Recreation Advisor – Clubs and Schools, David King has put together a programme for… Read more »

GOLD and white water rafting

Activation’s first GOLD programme for the season headed to the Otaki Gorge for a white water adventure. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 DEC 2014—On Thursday 11 December, Activation’s ‘GOLD’ (Growing Old Living Dangerously) programme  introduced an adventurous group of Upper Hutt residents, to the swift white water in the Otaki Gorge. Heavy rainfall the day… Read more »

Santa and the Fairy Tale Christmas—join the fun this Sunday!

Santa is coming to town! Elves, fairies, princesses, and knights will be among the fairy tale characters taking to the Main Street of Upper Hutt for the much-loved Santa Parade this Sunday. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 03 DEC 2014—Join Upper Hutt’s businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and pre-schools in celebrating a ‘Fairy Tale Christmas’… Read more »

Sport to engage our youth

Activation is using sport, music, and food to engage the youth of Upper Hutt that are hanging around after school. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 OCT 2014—Activation is going to trial using sport and physical activity, a barbecue, some sounds, and comfy beanbags to engage with those youth that are just hanging around after school… Read more »

Keep Learning in Upper Hutt for mental wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week, 6 – 12 October 2014, is being run by the Mental Health Foundation, with the theme of ‘Keep Learning.’ Upper Hutt City Council is raising awareness of the importance of the Keep Learning pillar and how its citizens can keep learning in Upper Hutt. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 26 SEP 2014—“When… Read more »

Santa and the Fairy Tale Christmas—join the fun!

Santa is coming to town! Elves, fairies, princesses, and knights will be among the fairy tale characters taking to the Main Street of Upper Hutt for the much-loved Santa Parade. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 SEP 2014—An invitation is extended to all businesses operating in Upper Hutt, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and pre-schools to… Read more »

Memories of Main Street coming to Upper Hutt’s Mall

A pop-up museum devoted to Main Street and the many changes it has undergone since the late 19th century will be open to the public during Positive Aging Week from 24 – 27 September. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 SEP 2014—Do you remember when part of Main Street used to be closed off as a… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council announces Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week celebrated 20 – 27 September 2014. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 12 SEP 2014—To celebrate United Nations International Day of Older Persons, Upper Hutt is having a week of events to recognise this. Positive Ageing Week, 20 – 27 September, is a chance for our mature residents to have fun, connect with each… Read more »