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Upper Hutt City Council moved by colourful submission from preschool

Colourfully illustrated letters from the children of Premium Preschool in Heretaunga highlighted ways to care for local ducks and waterways. Late last year Council was privileged to receive a group ‘submission’ from the children of Premium Preschool, Heretaunga. Sending a collection of drawings and news articles, they asked Council to post signs encouraging the public… Read more »

GWRC: Care urged for swimmers and dog walkers as toxic algae returns

Greater Wellington is urging swimmers and dog walkers to avoid the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi between Moonshine Park and Pomare Bridge following the reoccurrence of toxic algae in the area. “High levels of toxic algae were recorded at Silverstream and we advise against swimming or taking dogs to this stretch of the river,” says Greater Wellington… Read more »

GWRC: Rain washes toxic algae from Hutt River

Good news for swimmers. Recent rain has flushed toxic algae from the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi and Greater Wellington has given the all-clear for people to use it for recreation following an assessment undertaken earlier today. “The heavy rainfall over the weekend resulted in seven times the median flow, enough to flush the river, and our… Read more »

New rules for roosters and peacocks effective as of 1 January 2018

As part of Upper Hutt City Council’s bylaw review process, the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw 2005 was amended and renamed in 2017. The most significant change to the bylaw, now called the Keeping of Stock, Poultry and Bees Bylaw 2005, is that roosters and peacocks are no longer allowed to be kept… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returns to Upper Hutt this summer

Upper Hutt’s summer activities programme is set to be the biggest yet, running over a longer period, and with new activities included.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, DD DEC 2017— Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are excited to partner with The Gas Hub for a third year to bring you the popular Parks and… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returns to Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is hosting active recreation opportunities for the Upper Hutt Community from January to March.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 JAN 2017—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is again partnering with The Gas Hub to deliver the very popular Parks and Places recreation programme in Upper Hutt. The Gas Hub’s… Read more »