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Walkway tracks closed in Upper Hutt

Birchville Dam

Update: 23 December 2016 All tracks in Maidstone Park are now open. The Hutt River Trail / Rimutaka Cycle Trail and the trail from Moonshine Road through to the Whakatiki stream remain closed. Access to the Hutt River Trail / Rimutaka Cycle Trail at Gemstone Drive/Topaz is via the signposted bypass route. Update: 1 December… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council ‘drives’ White Ribbon awareness campaign

Ahead of White Ribbon Day on 25 November, Upper Hutt City Council staff are quite literally driving awareness of the campaign message throughout the City in a bid to promote respectful relationships and eliminate men’s violence towards women.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 NOV 2016—White Ribbon Day is held annually on 25 November. Events… Read more »

Bold new layout planned for Upper Hutt Central Library

Upper Hutt Central Library’s interior layout will be reconfigured early in the new year.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 NOV 2016—Upper Hutt City Library Manager, Marion Read has announced a redesign of the Central Library’s interior layout. The aim is to create an even more welcoming, comfortable, and easy-to-use space for Library customers. A… Read more »

Silverstream Landfill closed

From Hutt City Council’s Facebook page Silverstream Landfill will not open until this Saturday November 19, following the removal of approximately 70 trees blocking access to the site. Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection will continue as per usual this week. Read more »

Being prepared in an emergency

Events this week have highlighted the importance of being prepared Upper Hutt City Council urges residents to visit the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website at www.getprepared.org.nz where you will find useful information and checklists to prepare your household or business for an emergency. No significant damage reported The roading network assessment was completed… Read more »

Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) closed 6:15 PM

flooding under silverstream rail bridge

Upper Hutt’s Emergency Operations Centre closed at 6:15 PM Roading Heavy rain has resulted in significant surface flooding in some areas of the city. We urge motorists to exercise caution and to drive to the conditions. Road closures For up-to-date information on the NZTA network, please refer to NZTA communications channels: twitter.com/NZTAWgtn www.nzta.govt.nz/ www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/ facebook.com/transportagency… Read more »

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 »

Akatarawa Road now open

UPDATE 14 November 2016, 9am: Akatarawa Road is now open 11 November 2016 09.35pm: Akatarawa Road closed due to slip, expected to open 6 pm Akatarawa Road is closed 2.6 km from the summit on the Upper Hutt side due to a slip. Crews are currently working to clear the road. UPDATE 2.20 pm: Clearing… Read more »

Annual Report: It’s been another great year for Upper Hutt

The Annual Report was formally adopted by Council on 31 October 2016 is now available on our website in both full and summarised versions: We are pleased to present Upper Hutt City Council’s Annual Report for 2015 – 16. This document demonstrates Council’s commitment to our community, and the extent of our hard work to… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Library 2017 Heritage Calendar on sale now!

Upper Hutt City Library 2017 Heritage Calendar on sale now! People have often asked us why we don’t collect some of the amazing photographs in our archives together and make them available as a calendar – well, now we have! This is the first of what is planned to be an annual Heritage Collections calendar,… Read more »