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Bridge Road update—Friday 30/1: Birchville bridge collapse

Upper Hutt City Council’s Asset Management team has worked with engineers and local emergency services to better understand the cause of the bridge failure and to restore the services severed by the collapse. These teams have also completed initial assessment of alternative access to the Birchville community isolated by the bridge collapse, and are now… Read more »

Bridge Road update—8pm: Birchville bridge collapse

We are working to restore water supply and expect that services will resume in the next few hours. Residents are advised to run water until it is clear, once water is back on. Water is currently being provided to residents by hose; it is important for all residents to boil water before drinking. Read more »

Bridge Road update—4pm: Birchville bridge collapse

Alternative routes for residents to access their properties are being investigated; it is important that people do not attempt to cross the river at any stage, nor look for alternate tracks. Due to this collapse, water and gas services have been cut to this neighbourhood; Sewage was discharging into the river from pipes impacted by… Read more »

Bridge Road: Birchville bridge collapse

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 October 2015 — The bridge at Bridge Road (Birchville, Upper Hutt) collapsed at approximately 11:00am on Thursday morning isolating households and interrupting localised services. Upper Hutt City Council’s Asset Management team of engineers have completed a preliminary assessment of the collapse and are now working with specialised bridge engineers and… Read more »

4:20 PM UPDATE Akatarawa Road now open

4:20 PM UPDATE Akatarawa Road is now open. Akatarawa Road closed to through traffic There has been a large slip reported 3 km north of Staglands which has closed Akatarawa Road. Staglands Wildlife Reserve is still accessible from Upper Hutt. We will update as more information comes to light. Read more »

Registrations now open for the Kiwiana Christmas Santa Parade

Upper Hutt community groups and businesses are invited to register their float entries for the 2015 Upper Hutt Santa Parade via the Upper Hutt City Council website. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 OCT 2015—Upper Hutt residents continue to turn out in force to enjoy this much-loved and growing community event. This year, a giant buzzy… Read more »

From drab to designer—Upper Hutt mural project underway

Upper Hutt City Council, Fraser Crescent School, and Artist Daniel Mills take the first steps toward creation of a safer and more inviting public access way. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2015—Help is on the way to improve a public access way in Upper Hutt thanks to local artist Daniel Mills, Fraser Crescent School,… Read more »

New Zealand’s largest golf tournament to be hosted in Upper Hutt

The Royal Wellington Golf Club scores big as venue for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 OCT 2015—Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy says awarding one of the world’s leading amateur golf tournaments to the Royal Wellington Golf Club is exciting news for the club, the city, and the region. The… Read more »

UHCC & LGC: Commission and mayoral forum in constructive meetings

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 SEP 2015—Wellington region mayors, chair and the Local Government Commission are making good progress towards the next steps for Wellington local government, says chair of the Commission Sir Wira Gardiner. “In June, the Commission took off the table a proposal to amalgamate all the councils of the region. While most… Read more »