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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 »

New café opens at H2O Xtream aquatic centre in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council is partnering with Capital Training to offer Upper Hutt youth a chance to gain work experience at the new onsite café at H2O Xtream. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 SEP 2018—H2O Xtream reopen their doors today and, as well as an upgrade, a new café is on site. Deep Café is… Read more »

Suffrage 125: Upper Hutt community comes together to celebrate women

Multiple events and displays are on in Upper Hutt as the community comes together to commemorate Women’s Suffrage. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 14 SEP 2018—19 September 2018 commemorates the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage and 28 November commemorates the first time New Zealand women voted in a general election. Upper Hutt begins ten weeks of… Read more »

Keeping it REAL puts wellbeing at the centre of Upper Hutt City Council’s youth employment programme

Upper Hutt City Council’s Keeping it REAL youth employment programme gives youth realistic, engaging, ambitious, and lifelong (REAL) opportunities. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 SEP 2018—Upper Hutt City Council has partnered with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to provide a programme to get young job seekers into meaningful employment. The programme was co-designed with… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council receives BB CouncilMARK™ rating

A report completed by the local government excellence programme shows the Upper Hutt Community is being served well by its Council. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 AUG 2018—Upper Hutt City Council received a BB rating in its CouncilMARK™ report released today, highlighting a good standard of performance. CouncilMARK reports are designed to give councils and… Read more »

Upper Hutt groups celebrated for their contribution to the community

Upper Hutt community groups were honoured at Wednesday night’s Wellington International Airport Community Awards Ceremony. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2018—The Upper Hutt awards ceremony for the Wellington International Airport Community Awards was held at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 8 August. His Worship the Mayor, Wayne Guppy hosted representatives from… Read more »

Upper Hutt Central Library building closure—10 August update

Earthquake strengthening work started this week on Upper Hutt Central Library building. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2018—Work is now underway to strengthen the Upper Hutt Central Library building at 844 Fergusson Drive. Maycroft Construction was awarded the contract at last week’s Council meeting. This week’s preparatory work included replacement of the main glass… Read more »

GWRC: Upper Hutt’s Cannon Point walkway open to the public

People looking to walk Upper Hutt’s Cannon Point Walkway can now do so following the re-opening to the public of its zig zag access section following its closure in December last year. “We’re really glad it’s once again open the public, it gives yet another beautiful option for keen walkers, runners and cyclists and one more… Read more »