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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 »

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 »

GWRC invites Upper Hutt residents to Hutt River workshops

Hutt River at Moonshine

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is inviting Upper Hutt residents to attend one of two community workshops to hear your views on the Hutt River Environmental Strategy review. Last year the Hutt Valley Floodplain Management Subcommittee approved a review of the Hutt River Environment Strategy to address recreational and environmental challenges developing in the river… Read more »

Closure of Corrections land between Wi Tako Reserve and Rimutaka Prison

The Corrections land between Rimutaka Prison and Wi Tako reserve has been closed until further notice. This includes the informal track next to Wi Tako Reserve. The track (shown in blue on the plan above) is on land which belongs to Corrections as part of Rimutaka Prison. Corrections is concerned about the risk that dead… Read more »

Young ideas help shape the future of Upper Hutt

Students from Upper Hutt’s local schools recently took part in a workshop on Upper Hutt’s Land Use Strategy. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 APR 2016—Upper Hutt City Council is currently consulting on the draft Land Use Strategy 2016 – 2043. As part of this, Council decided to seek input from the city’s young residents in… Read more »