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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 »

Nominate an Upper Hutt environmental hero for the 2017 Beautiful Awards

Upper Hutt City Council is encouraging locals to celebrate environmental excellence by nominating themselves and/or their peers for the 2017 Beautiful Awards.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 Jul 2017—The Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB), Beautiful Awards acknowledge kiwis who are leading the way with outstanding environmental and beautification work in their local communities. In… 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 »

SeatSmart: Upper Hutt collection site opens

An Upper Hutt collection site has now opened at Wallaceville Playcentre at 52 Ward Street, Trentham. They will be accepting expired or damaged seats Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 12.00 pm. There is a $10 fee per seat to cover recycling costs. The Playcentre has a strong focus on the environment. Children are… Read more »

First public charger in Upper Hutt the next step in support for electric vehicles

Upper Hutt City Council is backing electric vehicle projects, building on the city’s sustainability initiatives. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 APR 2017—Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy has today opened the first public electric vehicle charging station in the city. The new fast-charging station, located at Lion Court, is in the heart of Upper Hutt’s city… Read more »

Rimutaka Cycle Trail—Rimutaka summit tunnel blocked due to slip

A large slip has formed in front of the summit tunnel (Upper Hutt side), preventing access to the tunnel. Signage advising of the tunnel closure is being erected at the Kaitoke entrance of the Rimutaka Rail Trail. DoC Wairarapa will be erecting signage at Cross Creek. Thoroughfare through the tunnel is blocked until further notice.… Read more »

New cardboard cage adds capacity to recycling drop-off point

An additional 3 cubic metre cage for cardboard has now been delivered to the drop-off point to increase capacity for cardboard recycling. Waste Management will service the cage on the same days as the container, so opening days and times remain the same. We will continue to monitor the volumes and usage closely. For more… Read more »

Riparian planting to brighten Upper Hutt’s Mangaroa River

Upper Hutt City Council and Forest & Bird are looking to partner with local farmers and land owners to improve the Mangaroa River’s water quality.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 FEB 2017—As a major tributary of the Hutt River, the Mangaroa River has been identified as a significant contributor to the overall water quality downstream.… Read more »

First week of recycling station trial delivers mixed results

  The first week of the 12 month recycling station trial in Upper Hutt has produced mixed results. The response from Upper Huttites to the station has been largely positive, with many residents choosing to use the station, which we are very proud of. It is wonderful to see such commitment to our environment. However,… Read more »