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Upper Hutt shoppers’ ‘passports’ win them a wonderful Christmas

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy and 100% Newbolds Upper Hutt Director, Darren Gittins have drawn three winners for the Upper Hutt Lucky Shopper passport promotion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 DEC 2014— Christmas came early last Friday for three lucky shoppers after receiving calls to say they were winners in the Upper Hutt retailers’ Christmas… Read more »

Santa and the Fairy Tale Christmas—join the fun this Sunday!

Santa is coming to town! Elves, fairies, princesses, and knights will be among the fairy tale characters taking to the Main Street of Upper Hutt for the much-loved Santa Parade this Sunday. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 03 DEC 2014—Join Upper Hutt’s businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and pre-schools in celebrating a ‘Fairy Tale Christmas’… Read more »

Harcourt Park paddling pool opens for summer next week

Upper Hutt’s popular toddlers’ paddling pool will once again open for the summer season at Harcourt Park next Wednesday. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 21 NOV 2014—Harcourt Park’s toddlers’ paddling pool will reopen on Wednesday 26 November. The summer season will last until 18 March 2015 but may be extended if weather permits. Upper Hutt residents… Read more »

Buy local and be in to win this Christmas

An $8,000 prize pack is up for grabs in the Upper Hutt Christmas Shopping Passport promotion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 21 NOV 2014—Three lucky shoppers will have even more reason to celebrate the festive season when the Christmas Shopping Passport promotion is drawn on 19 December. The promotion, run by the Upper Hutt City Council … Read more »

Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Upper Hutt City Council announces NZTA funding to improve walking and cycle trails. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014—Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and… Read more »

Santa and the Fairy Tale Christmas—join the fun!

Santa is coming to town! Elves, fairies, princesses, and knights will be among the fairy tale characters taking to the Main Street of Upper Hutt for the much-loved Santa Parade. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 SEP 2014—An invitation is extended to all businesses operating in Upper Hutt, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and pre-schools to… Read more »

Memories of Main Street coming to Upper Hutt’s Mall

A pop-up museum devoted to Main Street and the many changes it has undergone since the late 19th century will be open to the public during Positive Aging Week from 24 – 27 September. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 SEP 2014—Do you remember when part of Main Street used to be closed off as a… Read more »

H2O Xtream closing for maintenance next week

A reminder that H2O Xtream will be closed for six weeks from 21 July – 31 August, reopening 1 September 2014.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JUL 2014—Upper Hutt’s Council-run aquatic centre, H2O Xtream is to temporarily close for maintenance from 21July. The maintenance programme is expected to last for six weeks, with the pool… Read more »

Enter now—Upper Hutt’s annual Poetry Competition in full swing

There’s only three and a half weeks to go for Upper Hutt’s 14th annual Poetry Competition. Join us as we celebrate with the winners on National Poetry Day, 22 August 2014.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 16 JUL 2014—Have you entered your ‘Remembrance’ poem in the 14th annual Upper Hutt Poetry Competition yet? Do you have… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Library to host acclaimed author Jenny Pattrick

Jenny Pattrick, author of acclaimed historical novels The Denniston Rose, Landings, and now Heartland, will present her new book at Upper Hutt’s Central Library on 23 July.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 JUL 2014—Have you read The Denniston Rose, Landings or Heart of Coal? Jenny Pattrick, author of these acclaimed historical novels is speaking at… Read more »