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H2O Xtream to resume ‘normal’ hours ahead of schedule

The partial closure at H2O Xtream is to be cut short after progress is seeing re-roofing project at the aquatic centre finish ahead of schedule. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 OCT 2016—H2O Xtream aquatic centre will resume its full operating hours earlier than schedule due to the progress of work completed in replacing a section… Read more »

The sixties return to Upper Hutt’s Main Street

Two sixties-themed exhibitions will be running from late October to early November in commemorating Upper Hutt’s 50 years as a city. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 OCT 2016—The 1960s are coming back to Upper Hutt’s city centre. As part of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Upper Hutt becoming a city, the City Council and… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Positive Ageing Week is back

A week of activities to celebrate Upper Hutt’s mature residents has been organised by Upper Hutt City Council for Positive Ageing Week 2016. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 OCT 2016—Each year, Upper Hutt City Council supports Positive Ageing Week, a week dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of mature residents in the Upper Hutt… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s annual Breakaway Festival of Cycling programme announced

Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival is about to kick off with events and fun for all ages. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 SEP 2016—The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling has been announced, offering something for everyone in Upper Hutt during the month of October. The Breakaway Festival of Cycling is in its fourth year… Read more »

Some public transport affected by Spring Festival road closure

The Rimutaka Trust Upper Hutt Spring Festival takes place on Main Street today. The resulting road closure will affect some Metlink services in the area.  Services affected are detailed on the Metlink website: www.metlink.org.nz/service-updates/road-closure-rimutaka-trust-upper-hutt-spring-festival-saturday-10-september-2016/ The Upper Hutt Spring Festival is organised by the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre. please visit their website or Facebook page for… Read more »

Free swimming for parents with toddlers at H²O Xtream

Upper Hutt’s H²O Xtream aquatic centre continues to offer supervising adults free entry when bringing their under-5s to the pool. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 JUN 2016—H²O Xtream is committed to providing a cheap entry price to parents and caregivers with toddlers. The price of entry for children under 1 year old is $2.00, and… 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 »