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Upper Hutt City: 10:30 am post earthquake update—no significant damage reported

After the large earthquake overnight, Upper Hutt City Council staff have been out assessing core infrastructure and facilities with no significant damage to report so far. The Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has not been activated. For all regional messaging, please refer to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website and facebook page:… Read more »

Valley News available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website today on our online publications. To view March Valley news, click here (PDF 4.19 MB). Online publications can be viewed at: upperhuttcity.com/publications Read more »

Melrose Street Wastewater Renewal Project

From Wednesday 3 March 2016 we will start renewing the old wastewater main at Melrose Street Works start at 6 Bentinck Street up to the corner with Melrose Street on the road corridor. From that point works are under private properties at the following locations: No. 1-9 Bentinck Street; No. 11-27 Melrose Street; No. 26a-e… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Temporary Services Bridge

Tenders have closed for the construction of a temporary services bridge and the successful contractor is Fulton Hogan Ltd. They have a bridge suitable for the purpose in their Auckland yard. The bridge will be transported to Upper Hutt and assembled on site. The contractors preliminary program is to be on site 2 March. They… Read more »

Wellingon Water: Dry weather takes toll on water supply

Wellington Water is calling for householders to be water smart as the run of dry weather has led to a dramatic jump in consumption. Water demand yesterday for Lower Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington hit 168 million litres (ML) – much higher than the same time last week (Thursday 28 January was 138 ML).… Read more »

Bridge Road update

The New Bridge Tenders will be called for the new bridge mid next week (9 February) with the successful tenderer appointed around mid-March. The successful contractor’s first operation will be the demolition of the old bridge during April/May before the fish spawning season and ordering the special steel for the beams from China. Contract completion… 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 »

Bridge Road update—Tuesday 10/11: Birchville bridge

Bridge Road residents will be very pleased to hear that the crews working to widen the track to make a temporary road through to Bridge Road have now made it through to the other side. While the unforeseen complications of the extraordinarily large and hard rock did slow progress, the assistance of residents with limiting… Read more »