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Upper Hutt’s Month of Wheels is back

If you’re a bike rider, buggy walker, secret roller skater or want to have a go on an E-bike, then Month of Wheels is for you! Council’s Activation team brings back the Month of Wheels, during the month of October. There will be free opportunities for people to try new activities, and get out and… Read more »

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 »

Valley News September 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 (12 September). This issue includes: A message from the Mayor Activation’s Month of Wheels coming Welcome Julia Fletcher and Stuart Grant A word from Councillor Hellen Swales Central Library Building… 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 »

H2O Xtream closed for maintenance after July school holidays

Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre will be closed for eight weeks from Monday 23 July until Sunday 16 September. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 JUL 2018—H2O Xtream will be closed for maintenance from 23 July, reopening on Monday, 17 September 2018. There is a large schedule of work to complete behind the scenes which… Read more »

Pakuratahi Forest Felling on Remutaka Cycle Trail

Map showing diversions in place during Pakuratahi Forest felllin

A section of Pakuratahi Forest between Maymorn gate and Tunnel Gully will be harvested this winter. The works will start from 25th June 2018 and continue for approximately six months. This will affect the Remutaka Cycle Trail. Click here to view a map showing the diversion that has been put in place [PDF 84 KB]… Read more »

Expressions Whirinaki secures grant funding towards extension in Upper Hutt

Arts centre awarded grant of $500K from Lottery Community Facilities Fund to contribute toward upcoming extension.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 JUN 2018—Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre has just been awarded a grant of $500,000 for its upcoming extension project. The news broke last week on the back of trust Deputy… Read more »