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Suffrage 125: Upper Hutt community comes together to celebrate women

Multiple events and displays are on in Upper Hutt as the community comes together to commemorate Women’s Suffrage. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 14 SEP 2018—19 September 2018 commemorates the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage and 28 November commemorates the first time New Zealand women voted in a general election. Upper Hutt begins ten weeks of… Read more »

Hitting the right notes this Christmas

Get the vocal chords ready, and start planning your float as the theme of the Upper Hutt 2018 Santa Parade is ‘Christmas Carols’ and now is the time to plan your wonderful float! The much-loved Santa Parade is back for 2018 with a brand new theme of ‘Christmas Carols’, bringing sweet sounds to Main Street… Read more »

Upper Hutt groups celebrated for their contribution to the community

Upper Hutt community groups were honoured at Wednesday night’s Wellington International Airport Community Awards Ceremony. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2018—The Upper Hutt awards ceremony for the Wellington International Airport Community Awards was held at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 8 August. His Worship the Mayor, Wayne Guppy hosted representatives from… Read more »

Upper Hutt Central Library building closure—10 August update

Earthquake strengthening work started this week on Upper Hutt Central Library building. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2018—Work is now underway to strengthen the Upper Hutt Central Library building at 844 Fergusson Drive. Maycroft Construction was awarded the contract at last week’s Council meeting. This week’s preparatory work included replacement of the main glass… Read more »

Bumper book sale on the way in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Libraries’ regular bi-monthly book sales have been combined to create one huge sale, beginning 21 July. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 JUL 2018—Book lovers, DVD fanatics and CD enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that Upper Hutt Libraries is having its biggest book sale yet. Space restrictions in Upper Hutt’s temporary Pop-up… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council confirms its plans for the next 10 years

The Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 was adopted by elected members on 27 June 2018 and sets the blueprint for exciting improvements to the city. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 JUL 2018—Upper Hutt’s Mayor and councillors adopted the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 (LTP) on 27 June 2018. The LTP is a strategic… Read more »

Expressions Whirinaki secures grant funding towards extension in Upper Hutt

Arts centre awarded grant of $500K from Lottery Community Facilities Fund to contribute toward upcoming extension.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 JUN 2018—Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre has just been awarded a grant of $500,000 for its upcoming extension project. The news broke last week on the back of trust Deputy… Read more »

Inspiring young people celebrated at the 2018 Young Achievers Awards

Upper Hutt Young Achievers, a platform to highlight Upper Hutt youth.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 JUN 2018—Young people of Upper Hutt were celebrated at the 12th Young Achievers Youth Civic Awards on Wednesday 6 June. The event, hosted at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, was an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and successes… Read more »

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Wellington’s local councils are once again hosting Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau. This year’s events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JUN 2018—Hutt City Libraries, Upper Hutt City Libraries, Wellington City Libraries, and Kāpiti Coast District Libraries are collaborating to run an… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council supporting tomorrow’s leaders today

Over a hundred Upper Hutt Primary and Intermediate future leaders attend National Young Leaders Day at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 JUN 2018—This year, Upper Hutt City Council became an official supporter of the National Young Leaders Day in the Wellington Region. National Young Leaders Day is celebrated as an… Read more »