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Hutt River Trail section closed at Maoribank

A section of the Hutt River Trail has been closed temporally due to an unstable bank underfoot. At present, the closure is temporary until the area can undergo an engineering assessment. Hutt River Trail users are advised to avoid this section of the path for their own safety. A detour is in place as per… Read more »

Akatarawa Road is now open

Slip blocking Akatarawa Road

1.20 pm Akatarawa Road is now open. Drivers are asked to take care through the area. 8.31 Akatarawa Road is closed to through traffic due to a slip. The slip is approximately five minutes north of Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Café. Staglands remains open and can be accessed from Upper Hutt. Contractors are onsite to… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council is Keeping it REAL with second programme success

Upper Hutt City Council’s Keeping it REAL youth employment programme gives youth realistic, engaging, ambitious, and lifelong (REAL) opportunities. After a successful first employment programme, Upper Hutt City Council and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) were pleased to provide a second programme to get young job seekers involved in their community and into meaningful… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Central Library Building ready for reoccupation by early March 2019

At Wednesday night’s final meeting for the year, Upper Hutt City Council resolved to reoccupy the Central Library building once work is finished in late-February/early-March.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 DEC 2018—Upper Hutt’s much-loved Library service will be returning to its original location in late-February/early-March next year after seismic strengthening works are complete. The… Read more »

GWRC: Pakuratahi Forest Felling on Remutaka Cycle Trail to continue

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) would like the public to be aware that the harvesting in Pakuratahi Forest between Maymorn and Tunnel Gully in Upper Hutt will continue until the end of January 2019. Works in this 48 hectare area have been held up by the wet weather over winter and issues at the port… Read more »

Permit Granted for Lime Scooters in the Hutt Valley

Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt Councils have issued a permit to allow e-scooters to operate in locations across the Hutt Valley. The e-scooters are the first of their kind in the Wellington region and will operate in most parts of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council have been… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returning to Upper Hutt in 2019

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is bringing back The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places in the new year. Make 2019 the year you try something new, take up a new sport or come back to an event you love. Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is partnering with The Gas Hub for a 4th… Read more »

Valley News December 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 (5 December). This issue includes: A message from the Mayor Summer events coming up Welcome to our new Chief Executive, Peter Kelly A word from Councillor Paul Lambert Our Annual… Read more »

Another masterpiece collaboration in Upper Hutt

A vibrant indoor public mural was officially unveiled today in the Upper Hutt Police Station. Mayor—Wayne Guppy, Inspector James McKay, Hutt Valley Area Prevention Manager, other representatives from Hutt Valley Police, local kaumātua Mohi Waihi, Fraser Crescent School staff and students, and Hutt Valley artist—Aidan Walbaekken, have come together to officially unveil a beautiful mural in… Read more »

Every Body is a Treasure wins for Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt’s body positive advocacy group wins the Health and Wellbeing category at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 NOV 2018—Every Body is a Treasure Charitable Trust has won the Health and Wellbeing Award at the recent Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. Based in Upper Hutt, the trust delivers a… Read more »