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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 »

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 »

Upper Hutt City Council hours over the holiday season

Office hours Please note that Upper Hutt City Council’s main office will be closed between Christmas and New Year. For urgent matters, Council can still be contacted on (04) 527 2169. For more information, please check our contact us page. Rubbish and recycling Council rubbish bag collection will not take place on Christmas Day or… Read more »

Ward Street Wastewater pipe renewal Stage 2 underway

Wellington Water is carrying out work to renew the aging wastewater system at the southern end of Ward Street. Work began on 4 December 2017 and is expected to be completed in April 2018. This stage is from the Maclean Street intersection to the Wilford Street intersection. Ward Street is a busy commuter road and… Read more »

Wellington Region preventing graffiti vandalism together

The Wellington Regional Graffiti Prevention Strategy 2018 – 2022 was today endorsed by the Wellington Regional Mayoral Forum at Upper Hutt City Council.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 DEC 2017— Hosted by Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy, the Wellington Regional Graffiti Prevention Strategy 2018 – 2022 was launched today at 2017’s final Wellington Regional Mayoral… Read more »