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Bridge Road update—September: Birchville Bridge demolished

The old bridge has now been demolished. Inspection of the demolished 134 year old centre pier showed no sign of any piles. The  independent report last year on cause of bridge failure noted that the central pier of the bridge appeared to be founded on gravel with no sign of piles or bedrock. This is… Read more »

Social media and press workshop well attended in Upper Hutt

A recent workshop on working with Social Media and the Press was well received by local sporting and community organisations wanting to learn more.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 27 SEP 2016—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team and Colin Williams from the Upper Hutt Leader jointly hosted a free workshop on working with Social Media and… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s annual Breakaway Festival of Cycling programme announced

Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival is about to kick off with events and fun for all ages. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 SEP 2016—The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling has been announced, offering something for everyone in Upper Hutt during the month of October. The Breakaway Festival of Cycling is in its fourth year… Read more »

H2O Xtream aquatic centre changes hours to accommodate roof upgrade

H2O Xtream is changing hours and trialing an earlier opening time as part of a roof upgrade after the September/October school holidays. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 16 SEP 2016—Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre is replacing the part of the multi-level roof which lifted off during a storm in November 2015. In order to carry out… Read more »

Valley News September edition now available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website today on our online publications. To view the September Valley News, click here (PDF 2.3 MB). Online publications can be viewed at: upperhuttcity.com/publication. Read more »

Some public transport affected by Spring Festival road closure

The Rimutaka Trust Upper Hutt Spring Festival takes place on Main Street today. The resulting road closure will affect some Metlink services in the area.  Services affected are detailed on the Metlink website: www.metlink.org.nz/service-updates/road-closure-rimutaka-trust-upper-hutt-spring-festival-saturday-10-september-2016/ The Upper Hutt Spring Festival is organised by the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre. please visit their website or Facebook page for… Read more »

EXERCISE TANGAROA: Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre activated

Today we’re continuing to take part in Exercise Tangaroa, a national exercise to test how ready NZ is for a tsunami event. You may see content posted here or on our Facebook page that relates to this exercise. Please be advised you DO NOT need to take any action. Any questions can be directed to our Facebook… Read more »

EXERCISE TANGAROA: Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre activated

Today we’re taking part in Exercise Tangaroa, a national exercise to test how ready NZ is for a tsunami event. You may see content posted here or on our Facebook page that relates to this exercise. Please be advised you DO NOT need to take any action. Any questions can be directed to our Facebook page.… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Action! It’s a Merry Movie Christmas in Upper Hutt

Santa and child at 2015 parade

Get your thinking caps on and let your creative juices flow, because the theme for the ever-popular Upper Hutt 2016 Santa Parade is ‘A Merry Movie Christmas’ and it’s time to start planning your float! UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 AUG 2016—Crowds of over 5,000 flocked to Main Street last year to enjoy the much-loved… Read more »