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Bridge Road update: (Birchville) Bridge construction nears completion

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 06 MARCH 2017—Construction of the bridge is approaching completion. The concrete deck has been poured and the contractor is waiting on the concrete to cure. Preparation for the settlement slabs on the east and west abutments is under way as is the fixing of brackets for utility services. Work to be… Read more »

Free screening of Hurricanes vs Chiefs at Upper Hutt’s Harcourt Park

Support the Hurricanes’ away game with a free live screening at Upper Hutt’s Harcourt Park as part of Parks Week 2017. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 MAR 2017—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is excited to be hosting a free live screening of the Hurricanes’ away game against the Waikato Chiefs on Friday 10 March… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s 2017 Young Achievers Awards—nominations now open

Wayne Guppy and Brianna Ralston

Inspiring young people of Upper Hutt will be celebrated at the annual Upper Hutt City Young Achievers Awards.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 MAR 2017—Each year, Upper Hutt City Council hosts the annual Upper Hutt City Young Achievers Awards to recognise the accomplishments of local young people. Past nominees for the awards include young… Read more »

Youth leadership spearheaded in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust have joined forces to facilitate ‘Spearhead Leaders,’ a youth leadership programme. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 FEB 2017—Spearhead Leaders is a collaborative initiative between Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust. It aims to develop the leadership skills and potential of the… Read more »

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. For more… Read more »

Moonshine Hill Road: reduced access

Recent storms have caused an embankment to slip close to 815 Moonshine Hill Road, reducing the road to a single lane. The embankment has an 8 – 10 metre drop down to the stream below, and further regression could make the road impassable. This section of Moonshine Hill Road is managed by Porirua City Council,… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Birchville Bridge on track

The brand new Birchville Bridge has reached another milestone and is on target for completion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 FEB 2017—Progress on the installation of the new bridge at Birchville in Upper Hutt is continuing as planned. Last week saw the successful installation of the two steel beams that will support the deck. The… 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 »