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Riparian planting to brighten Upper Hutt’s Mangaroa River

Upper Hutt City Council and Forest & Bird are looking to partner with local farmers and land owners to improve the Mangaroa River’s water quality.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 FEB 2017—As a major tributary of the Hutt River, the Mangaroa River has been identified as a significant contributor to the overall water quality downstream.… Read more »

First week of recycling station trial delivers mixed results

  The first week of the 12 month recycling station trial in Upper Hutt has produced mixed results. The response from Upper Huttites to the station has been largely positive, with many residents choosing to use the station, which we are very proud of. It is wonderful to see such commitment to our environment. However,… Read more »

Registrations open for the 8th Bike the Trail event

The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year, with registrations now open online. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 26 JAN 2017— Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council invite the community to Bike the Trail on Sunday, 5 March 2017. For the eighth year running, participants can enjoy… Read more »

Recycling station opening in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt’s new rates-funded recycling station is opening on Tuesday 24 January. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JAN 2017—In response to public demand, Council will begin a recycling station trial in Park Street, Upper Hutt from next Tuesday. Council provided the rates-funded facility as part of its Annual Plan for 2016 – 2017. The recycling… Read more »

Inaugural Tunnel Gully Relay to be held in Upper Hutt in February

A brand new mountain bike relay through the Rimutaka Cycle Trail and Tunnel Gully is aiming to become an annual event and kicks-off for the first time on 25 February 2017. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 JAN 2017— Upper Hutt is all set to host a brand new mountain bike relay event in late February.… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returns to Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is hosting active recreation opportunities for the Upper Hutt Community from January to March.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 JAN 2017—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is again partnering with The Gas Hub to deliver the very popular Parks and Places recreation programme in Upper Hutt. The Gas Hub’s… Read more »

Intergenerational initiatives springboard from Positive Ageing Week pilot

Building intergenerational relationships and understanding was the focus of an event held at Summerset Retirement Village on 7 December UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 DEC 2016—An event hosted at Summerset Retirement Village saw 30 students from Trentham Primary School and 20 residents from Summerset get together on 7 December to forge new relationships and understanding… Read more »

Planned roadworks in Upper Hutt over the holiday season

Well-maintained roads are an important part of keeping people safe.  We work closely with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to ensure the roads that connect to our city are the best they can be, and that sometimes requires works, which we know can be inconvenient. Over the holiday period NZTA have several major works… Read more »

Free Youth in Parks events to be held in Upper Hutt in January

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is once again running the successful Youth in Parks programme these school holidays  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 21 DEC 2016—Youth in Parks is a programme of free events for 9 to 14 year-olds run by Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation Team. The initiative started last year when over 150… Read more »