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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 »

Celebrate Children's Day Te Rā O Te Tamariki in Upper Hutt

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Children’s Day Te Rā O Te Tamariki is set to be celebrated all over New Zealand on Sunday 6 March with a range of events that reflect the theme of treasuring our children. Upper Hutt City Council is proud to show its support of this great initiative with a weekend of family fun. Join the… Read more »

Celebrate Children’s Day Te Rā O Te Tamariki in Upper Hutt

happy-children-outside

Children’s Day Te Rā O Te Tamariki is set to be celebrated all over New Zealand on Sunday 6 March with a range of events that reflect the theme of treasuring our children. Upper Hutt City Council is proud to show its support of this great initiative with a weekend of family fun. Join the… 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 »

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 »

Get active on your way to work on Go By Bike Day

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are encouraging residents to embrace Go By Bike day on Wednesday 10 February, enticing them with a free breakfast to fuel their efforts. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—This year’s nation-wide Go By Bike Day is on Wednesday 10 February. Supported by Bikewise, the Go By Bike Day… Read more »

Activity resource for over-60s re-released in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt activities for people aged 60+ is a helpful resource provided by the Upper Hutt City Council listing activities for those who are local or new to the area. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—An updated older adults resource was launched by Upper Hutt City Council’s Community Development team this week. The Upper… 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 »