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Easter Sunday Trading – consultation now open

Should all shops in Upper Hutt have the option to trade on Easter Sunday? Currently, most shops cannot trade on Easter Sunday under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990. However, the Act now allows Council to introduce a policy giving all shops the option to trade on Easter Sunday, either throughout, or in parts of… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council relaunches resource for building inclusive communities

On Thursday 22 August Upper Hutt City Council hosted the Enhancing Accessibility launch to introduce a newly updated customer service resource and training guide. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 31 AUG 2017— Inclusiveness and diversity were celebrated at the launch of Enhancing Accessibility, a resource for frontline staff. Enhancing Accessibility is a newly updated resource in… Read more »

WCC: Councils support state of the arts in the region

The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF) has allocated over $1 million to seven organisations – boosting the region’s reputation as the arts and cultural centre of New Zealand. WRAF was established in 2012 to demonstrate the region’s commitment to arts and cultural activity, ensuring a robust and thriving network of events and attractions for all… Read more »

Walk in a Winter Wonderland at this year’s Upper Hutt Santa Parade

Santa and child at 2015 parade

Time to start brainstorming because the theme of Upper Hutt’s 2017 Santa Parade is ‘Winter Wonderland’ and now is the time to plan your wonderful float!   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 AUG 2017—The much-loved Upper Hutt Santa Parade is back for 2017! Mark your calendars and start planning your float, as this year we… Read more »

Upper Hutt Station pedestrian accessway mural coming

Upper Hutt City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council are collaborating to improve the commuter experience at Upper Hutt Station’s underground pedestrian accessway.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 AUG 2017—Greater Wellington Regional Council’s new 94-space, free commuter parking on Goodshed Rd has seen an increase in commuters using Upper Hutt Station’s underground accessway as… Read more »

Reusable cloth bag giveaway in Upper Hutt back by popular demand

The Upper Hutt community is being encouraged to “refuse plastic and reuse the bag” this August by avoiding single-use plastic bags and choosing more sustainable alternatives. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 JUL 2017—A reusable bag giveaway in Upper Hutt during August will encourage shoppers and retailers to use an alternative to regular plastic shopping bags… Read more »

Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 now available online

Cover page image from the Annual Plan 2017-2018

The Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 28 June 2017 and became operative from 1 July 2017. During March and April we consulted with the community about three new, proposed projects and one new, proposed policy amendment—all of which received majority support for inclusion in this Annual Plan. This… Read more »