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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 »

Keeping it REAL puts wellbeing at the centre of Upper Hutt City Council’s youth employment programme

Upper Hutt City Council’s Keeping it REAL youth employment programme gives youth realistic, engaging, ambitious, and lifelong (REAL) opportunities. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 SEP 2018—Upper Hutt City Council has partnered with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to provide a programme to get young job seekers into meaningful employment. The programme was co-designed with… 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 »

H2O Xtream plans big weekend before maintenance closure

Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre has a weekend of big events lined up before closing for 8 weeks of maintenance.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 JUL 2018—This weekend is your last chance to swim at H2O Xtream before it closes for maintenance. Aqua Beatz— Friday 20 July, 7.00 – 10.00 pm A night of… 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 »

Valley News June 2018 edition now available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website in our online publications. This issue was also included in this week’s Upper Hutt Leader (13 June). This issue includes: A message from the Mayor Civic Award nominations open Pop-up Library in CBD Towers What’s happening with the Centtral Library Building Congratulations to Marion Read… 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 »