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Rimutaka Cycle Trail—Rimutaka summit tunnel blocked due to slip

A large slip has formed in front of the summit tunnel (Upper Hutt side), preventing access to the tunnel. Signage advising of the tunnel closure is being erected at the Kaitoke entrance of the Rimutaka Rail Trail. DoC Wairarapa will be erecting signage at Cross Creek. Thoroughfare through the tunnel is blocked until further notice.… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Completion of bridge construction delayed

Council is receiving requests for confirmation of a completion date. Due to contractual issues and delays in completing connection of the services on the bridge to those in Bridge Road, we cannot advise an actual date. As soon as the information is available we will notify residents. Read more »

Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 consultation is now open

Consultation is now open  for the Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 This is year three of the Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025. We have produced a consultation document to describe the proposed changes to the Long Term Plan (outlining three new projects for 2017 – 2018 and a policy amendment). We are now seeking your feedback.… Read more »

Fergusson Drive streetlight repairs

A recent car collision with a pole at Fergusson Drive near Kashmir Avenue caused an 11KV power line to clash with the streetlight circuit. As a result of this there has been some damage to the streetlights along that section of Fergusson Drive. Affected streets and lighting include Fergusson Drive near Kashmir Avenue, the pedestrian… Read more »

Bridge Road update: (Birchville) Bridge construction nears completion

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 06 MARCH 2017—Construction of the bridge is approaching completion. The concrete deck has been poured and the contractor is waiting on the concrete to cure. Preparation for the settlement slabs on the east and west abutments is under way as is the fixing of brackets for utility services. Work to be… Read more »

Free screening of Hurricanes vs Chiefs at Upper Hutt’s Harcourt Park

Support the Hurricanes’ away game with a free live screening at Upper Hutt’s Harcourt Park as part of Parks Week 2017. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 MAR 2017—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is excited to be hosting a free live screening of the Hurricanes’ away game against the Waikato Chiefs on Friday 10 March… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s 2017 Young Achievers Awards—nominations now open

Wayne Guppy and Brianna Ralston

Inspiring young people of Upper Hutt will be celebrated at the annual Upper Hutt City Young Achievers Awards.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 MAR 2017—Each year, Upper Hutt City Council hosts the annual Upper Hutt City Young Achievers Awards to recognise the accomplishments of local young people. Past nominees for the awards include young… Read more »

Youth leadership spearheaded in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust have joined forces to facilitate ‘Spearhead Leaders,’ a youth leadership programme. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 FEB 2017—Spearhead Leaders is a collaborative initiative between Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust. It aims to develop the leadership skills and potential of the… Read more »

New cardboard cage adds capacity to recycling drop-off point

An additional 3 cubic metre cage for cardboard has now been delivered to the drop-off point to increase capacity for cardboard recycling. Waste Management will service the cage on the same days as the container, so opening days and times remain the same. We will continue to monitor the volumes and usage closely. For more… Read more »