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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 »

Harcourt Park paddling pool season ends

As of Wednesday 6 April, Harcourt Park paddling pool will be closed for the season. The summer season saw an extension past the originally planned closure in mid-March due to the warmer weather. Council plans to reopen the paddling pool in November. Read more »

Land use strategy—have your say!

Upper Hutt’s original Urban Growth Strategy was adopted in 2007.  It was written to help manage urban growth and set the foundations for future development within the city. Recently we have been reviewing this document to ensure that planning for the future is still going to guide the best outcomes for Upper Hutt. The review… Read more »

Hutt Valley’s Bike the Trail fun for the whole family

Online registrations for this year’s Bike the Trail have been steady but there is plenty of room for more participants.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 FEB 2016—Once again, Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team, Hutt City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council have been working together to host Bike the Trail for 2016. Bike… Read more »

GWRC: Increased risk from Toxic Algae in Hutt River

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid upper parts of the Hutt River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health and Upper Hutt City Council. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream, Poets Park and Birchville, shows large amount of toxic algal mats are washing up… Read more »

H2O Xtream Teen Board brighten up Maoribank Park in Upper Hutt

The H2O Xtream Teen Board has worked collaboratively with Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt Valley Artist Chimp to spruce up an area of Maoribank Park with a vibrant new mural. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 FEB 2016— A new mural installed in Maoribank Park is a massive success in both its visual impact to… Read more »

Russell Street—road stopping

As part of Council’s Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025, an area of land in the Upper Hutt’s city centre, currently occupied by Russell Street, has been identified as being suitable to become an open space area for seating and outdoor public entertainment. More information is available on consultation.upperhuttcity.com Read more »