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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 »

Registrations open for the 8th Bike the Trail event

The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year, with registrations now open online. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 26 JAN 2017— Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council invite the community to Bike the Trail on Sunday, 5 March 2017. For the eighth year running, participants can enjoy… Read more »

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 »

Free Youth in Parks events to be held in Upper Hutt in January

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is once again running the successful Youth in Parks programme these school holidays  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 21 DEC 2016—Youth in Parks is a programme of free events for 9 to 14 year-olds run by Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation Team. The initiative started last year when over 150… Read more »

New playground opens at Trentham Memorial Park

Trentham-Memorial-Park-Playground

The new playground at Trentham Memorial Park (TMP) has officially opened today, just in time for school holidays. The new playground installed by Playco Playgrounds features a range of components catering to all age groups from traditional to adventure items including two large forts, a 4.5 metre-high mega swing, double-basket swing, skysurf, and rodeo board.… 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 »

Trentham Memorial Park playground upgrade underway

An upgraded playground at Upper Hutt’s iconic Trentham Memorial Park begins today.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 OCT 2016—10 October marks the beginning of the playground upgrade at Trentham Memorial Park (TMP). The current playground will be removed and the new playground will be constructed over a six-week period. The new playground will be… 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 »