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Hutt River Trail section at Maoribank reopened.

The section of the Hutt River Trail that was previously closed due to an unstable bank has undergone repairs and is now open. Some issues remain with the bank but contractors have erected fencing to enable users to navigate the path safely. Extreme caution still advised The fencing does make the path narrower so pedestrians… Read more »

Playground upgrades on the horizon as Harcourt Park pool season ends

On Wednesday 13 March, Harcourt Park paddling pool will be closed for the season. Get along today and tomorrow for the last days of paddling enjoyment. Council plans to reopen the paddling pool in November. Harcourt Park playground will be closed for construction from 27 March until late April. We will be replacing old equipment and adding new… Read more »

Maidstone Park sports fields upgrade underway

Ground will be broken on Monday 4 March as work gets underway to upgrade Upper Hutt’s Maidstone Park sports fields.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 MAR 2019— As part of Upper Hutt City Council’s Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028, the Maidstone Park sports fields are being upgraded to a ‘sand carpet’ facility. The… Read more »

Tenth annual Bike The Trail set to ride on 3 March

Get family and friends on their bikes and enjoy a scenic ride along the Hutt River, for the tenth year running of Bike the Trail. Bike the Trail is a fun, family day out, and this year will be better than ever. There will be breakfasts at both start locations, with rides starting 9.30 am… Read more »

February fun with The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places in Upper Hutt

Enjoy your summer with free, family events in Upper Hutt parks. Upper Hutt is celebrating summer with free, family events run by Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team, and sponsored by The Gas Hub. Make one of our beautiful parks your backyard for the day, gather the family and check out the hottest happenings in… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council moved by colourful submission from preschool

Colourfully illustrated letters from the children of Premium Preschool in Heretaunga highlighted ways to care for local ducks and waterways. Late last year Council was privileged to receive a group ‘submission’ from the children of Premium Preschool, Heretaunga. Sending a collection of drawings and news articles, they asked Council to post signs encouraging the public… Read more »

Hutt River Trail section closed at Maoribank

A section of the Hutt River Trail has been closed temporarily 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 »

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 »

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 »