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Upper Hutt’s Mayor responds to LGC proposal

Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy, insists the power belongs to the people in determining the future of local governance in the Wellington region. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 04 DEC 2014—Upper Hutt’s Mayor, Wayne Guppy is realistic in his response to the Local Government Commissions (LGC) proposal to amalgamate the nine council’s within the Wellington region… 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 »

Public notice of proposed plan changes to the Upper Hutt District Plan (2004)

The Upper Hutt City Council has prepared the following proposed changes to the Upper Hutt City Council District Plan (2004): Proposed Plan Change 38 – Network utilities and renewable energy generation Proposed Plan Change 38 (Plan Change 38) reviews the current provisions relating to network utilities and introduces new provisions relating to renewable energy generation.… Read more »

Wellington Regional Mayoral Forum re-elects Wayne Guppy as Chair

Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy has been re-elected to serve a sixth term as Chair for the Wellington Region Mayoral Forum. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 06 DEC 2013— The Wellington Region Mayoral Forum saw Wayne Guppy re-elected as Chair following five years in the role. Mr Guppy’s continued appointment comes as discussion continues concerning the… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council calls for collaboration across the region

Upper Hutt City Councillors are considering its draft alternative application to the Local Government Commission on the reorganisation of Wellington Region local government.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 12 AUG 2013—Upper Hutt City Council calls for greater collaboration and shared services in its alternative application to the Local Government Commission: An integrated governance framework for the… Read more »

Enhanced Status Quo for Upper Hutt

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 5 JUL 2013 — Upper Hutt will not be supporting a Super City, instead applying to the Local Government Commission for an enhanced status quo, supporting the ongoing collaboration between Upper Hutt and Hutt City, and a collective approach to key matters across existing Wellington Regional boundaries. On Wednesday night, Councilors… Read more »

Wellington residents are being misled

Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy encourages residents to look for further information about regional governance options as the debate continues. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 MAY 2013—Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy, is calling for residents of the Wellington region to demand more transparent information about options for regional governance as consultation outcomes suggest a lack… Read more »

Positively better than they say

Despite suggested perceptions of the Wellington economy, the region has a lot to feel positive about. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 APR 2013—Recent news that Wellington is perceived as ‘difficult to deal with’ by central Government is refuted by Upper Hutt City Council, who asks that residents of the region feel confident that they are… Read more »

Local government reform consultation preliminary statistics for Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council’s consultation statistics show little appetite for change in local government structure for the Wellington region. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2012—After completing its local government reform consultation period last week, Upper Hutt City Council has announced initial statistics on its respondents’ views. A total of 1409 submissions were officially received… Read more »