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Upper Hutt cafés are working together for the environment

Upper Hutt is the latest city to join the CupCycling™ movement—with support from Council. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ 19 SEP 2018—A busy café can easily get through more than a thousand disposable cups every week, something which many coffee drinkers and café owners would like to do something about. The cups can’t be recycled because… Read more »

Pakuratahi Forest Felling on Remutaka Cycle Trail

Map showing diversions in place during Pakuratahi Forest felllin

A section of Pakuratahi Forest between Maymorn gate and Tunnel Gully will be harvested this winter. The works will start from 25th June 2018 and continue for approximately six months. This will affect the Remutaka Cycle Trail. Click here to view a map showing the diversion that has been put in place [PDF 84 KB]… 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 »

Review of signs requirements in Upper Hutt underway

Upper Hutt City Council is reviewing its requirements for signs under the District Plan and the Control of Advertising Signs Bylaw. As a result we are proposing to make several changes, resulting in Proposed Plan Change 45 – Signs and amending the Bylaw including its name to the Control of Temporary Signs Bylaw 2018. Our… Read more »

United Nations World Water Day to be celebrated with a forum in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council is hosting a forum on UN World Water Day—22 March to explore environmental issues and solutions around water, globally and locally. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 15 Mar 2018—Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre is the venue for the World Water Day Forum in Upper Hutt. The forum is a platform for… Read more »

Zero Waste and Community Environment Fund

The 2018 funding round is open from 1 – 29 March. Upper Hutt City Council’s Zero Waste and Community Environment Fund seeks to support practical sustainability initiatives related to waste minimisation, environmental protection, and community resilience. The 2018 funding round is open from 1 – 29 March. Click here to download an application form for… 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 »