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GWRC: Increased risk from Toxic Algae in Hutt River

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid upper parts of the Hutt River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health and Upper Hutt City Council. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream, Poets Park and Birchville, shows large amount of toxic algal mats are washing up… Read more »

Russell Street—road stopping

As part of Council’s Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025, an area of land in the Upper Hutt’s city centre, currently occupied by Russell Street, has been identified as being suitable to become an open space area for seating and outdoor public entertainment. More information is available on consultation.upperhuttcity.com Read more »

Wellingon Water: Dry weather takes toll on water supply

Wellington Water is calling for householders to be water smart as the run of dry weather has led to a dramatic jump in consumption. Water demand yesterday for Lower Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington hit 168 million litres (ML) – much higher than the same time last week (Thursday 28 January was 138 ML).… Read more »

Upper Hutt youth restore pride in their community

Upper Hutt City Council coordinates a restoration project in Blueberry alleyway in order to lower graffiti vandalism in the community. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 FEB 2016—The year is off to a bright start, thanks to a restoration project for local youth artists, coordinated by Upper Hutt City Council. The project paired local youth with… Read more »

GWRC: Toxic algae in Hutt River

Toxic algae has again been found in parts of the Hutt River. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream shows the amount of toxic algae mats growing on the river bed has returned to moderate levels. This is a media release from Greater Wellington Regional Council. To read the full release, go to www.gw.govt.nz/toxic-algae-in-hutt-river-2/ Results… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s latest picturesque pedestrian accessway

Upper Hutt City Council, Fraser Crescent School, and local artist Daniel Mills work collaboratively to showcase Upper Hutt’s natural beauty in a suburban pedestrian accessway. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt City Council, local artist Daniel Mills, and students from Fraser Crescent School have transformed the Fraser Crescent to Bonnie Glen Crescent pedestrian… Read more »

Moonshine accessway makeover in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council, Fergusson Intermediate, and a Hutt Valley artist transform Moonshine Bridge pedestrian accessway into a polished and professional painted environment. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 DEC 2015—A space once described by users as dark, creepy and scary is now being described as “awesome,” “colourful,” and “really cool” after receiving an injection of… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Sunday 1/11: Birchville bridge collapse

Birchville bridge collapse information – Sunday 12:00 Update Contractors continue to make excellent progress on the alternative access track and it is on target for completion on time. Until this track is complete, rubbish cannot be collected and residents are advised to hold their rubbish at their properties until we can arrange a contractor to… Read more »

Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan public consultation

The proposed Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan is open for public consultation. Copies of the plan are available for viewing at the Upper Hutt City Council offices and at the Pinehaven Library. The plan is also available to download via the following link: Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan [PDF 6.33 MB] The Pinehaven Stream is… Read more »

Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan Open Day 2015

Flood management, Urban Growth Strategy review, and protected trees ‘drop-in’ session You’re invited to join us to share information about: Flood hazards in the community. Council’s response to your feedback from the last flood management open day in 2014. Our approach to reducing flood risk through structural works and a future plan change. Comprehensive information… Read more »