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Upper Hutt youth restore pride in their community

Upper Hutt City Council coordinates a restoration project in Blueberry alleyway in order to lower graffiti vandalism in the community. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 FEB 2016—The year is off to a bright start, thanks to a restoration project for local youth artists, coordinated by Upper Hutt City Council. The project paired local youth with… Read more »

GWRC: Toxic algae in Hutt River

Toxic algae has again been found in parts of the Hutt River. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream shows the amount of toxic algae mats growing on the river bed has returned to moderate levels. This is a media release from Greater Wellington Regional Council. To read the full release, go to www.gw.govt.nz/toxic-algae-in-hutt-river-2/ Results… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places lands in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is hosting active recreation opportunities for the Upper Hutt Community in January and February. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 14 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are pleased to be partnering with The Gas Hub to bring back the very popular Parks and Places programme to Upper Hutt. The… Read more »

Registrations now open for Bike the Trail 2016

The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year, with registrations now open online. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 JAN 2016—Join us for the family friendly Bike the Trail on Sunday 28 February 2016. For the seventh year running, Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils bring you this ever popular FREE family-friendly event.… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s latest picturesque pedestrian accessway

Upper Hutt City Council, Fraser Crescent School, and local artist Daniel Mills work collaboratively to showcase Upper Hutt’s natural beauty in a suburban pedestrian accessway. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt City Council, local artist Daniel Mills, and students from Fraser Crescent School have transformed the Fraser Crescent to Bonnie Glen Crescent pedestrian… Read more »

Toxic algae warning removed at Hutt River at Silverstream

Following the heavy rain in recent days toxic algae has been flushed from the Hutt River and cover at Silverstream Bridge is now back below the ‘green’ surveillance threshold.  The warning has been removed from www.gw.govt.nz/summer-check.  Toxic algae information signs will stay in place in this area as growth will increase again with stable weather. Read more »

GWRC: Medium risk toxic algae warning for Hutt River at Silverstream

There is currently a medium risk toxic algae warning in place for the Hutt River at Silverstream. Moderate growth of toxic algae was observed earlier today and river users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid contact with algal mats in this part of the river. Warning signs will be displayed at key access points at… Read more »

Moonshine accessway makeover in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council, Fergusson Intermediate, and a Hutt Valley artist transform Moonshine Bridge pedestrian accessway into a polished and professional painted environment. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 DEC 2015—A space once described by users as dark, creepy and scary is now being described as “awesome,” “colourful,” and “really cool” after receiving an injection of… Read more »

Harcourt Park paddling pool opens for summer

Upper Hutt’s popular toddlers’ paddling pool is once again open for the summer season at Harcourt Park from Wednesday 25 November The pool will be open until late March but this may be extended if weather permits. Upper Hutt residents and visitors are invited to enjoy the facility’s atmosphere alongside Harcourt Park’s other great amenities, which… Read more »