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Expressions: 2015 Queen's Birthday Jazz and Blues Festival

Expressions is pleased to announce the acts for its annual Queen’s Birthday Jazz and Blues Festival:  6 days of sultry jazz and smooth blues. This year’s line-up is huge with the very best New Zealand acts, including two New Zealand icons; Michael Houston and Rodger Fox teaming up together for the first time, a tribute… Read more »

Expressions: Expressions WWI Exhibition announced as Finalist in 2015 Museums Awards

Expressions is delighted to hear that they are a finalist in the Museums Aotearoa ServiceIQ Museum Award Finalists for not one… but two categories. Twenty-two finalists have been selected from a strong show of entries, says Museums Aotearoa Executive Director Phillipa Tocker, “The high calibre of creativity, imagination, and depth and range of entries demonstrates… Read more »

Crowds of people set to Bike the Trail on 1 March

Online registrations for this year’s Bike the Trail have been steady with more than 400 people pre-registered for the free family event. UPPER HUTT, Wellington, NZ, 20 FEB 2015—More than 400 people have already registered for this year’s family-friendly Bike the Trail event along the Hutt River Trail. The event is an easy ride and… Read more »

Council to ask residents for feedback in the 2015 Annual Community Survey

Upper Hutt City Council services to the community will be under the spotlight as it seeks feedback from residents.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 FEB 2015—This year’s Annual Community Survey will begin on Thursday, 19 February. The survey, which is initiated by Upper Hutt City Council, may take up to 3 weeks, concluding on Friday… Read more »

March Madness returns to Main Street

This fair is as much about street theatre and live music as it is stalls and clearance bargains! UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 04 FEB 2015—The March Madness Fair is set to rock the streets of Upper Hutt again on Saturday 21 March. With free street theatre, live music, busker’s circles and a full stage this… Read more »

Registrations now open for Bike the Trail 2015

Register online for Bike the Trail 2015 at www.bikethetrail.co.nz   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 JAN 2015—The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year with registrations now open online. The event is a family friendly cycling event starting in Upper Hutt and follows the Hutt River Trail downstream to Petone. The annual… Read more »

Free Fun for our Youth in our Parks

Activation has coordinated a whole series of activities for our youth to take part in during their January School Holidays. Students at our Colleges and Intermediates have indicated activities they would like to do in our parks during their holidays.  Activation’s Recreation Advisor – Clubs and Schools, David King has put together a programme for… Read more »

Upper Hutt shoppers’ ‘passports’ win them a wonderful Christmas

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy and 100% Newbolds Upper Hutt Director, Darren Gittins have drawn three winners for the Upper Hutt Lucky Shopper passport promotion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 DEC 2014— Christmas came early last Friday for three lucky shoppers after receiving calls to say they were winners in the Upper Hutt retailers’ Christmas… Read more »

Santa and the Fairy Tale Christmas—join the fun this Sunday!

Santa is coming to town! Elves, fairies, princesses, and knights will be among the fairy tale characters taking to the Main Street of Upper Hutt for the much-loved Santa Parade this Sunday. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 03 DEC 2014—Join Upper Hutt’s businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and pre-schools in celebrating a ‘Fairy Tale Christmas’… Read more »

Harcourt Park paddling pool opens for summer next week

Upper Hutt’s popular toddlers’ paddling pool will once again open for the summer season at Harcourt Park next Wednesday. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 21 NOV 2014—Harcourt Park’s toddlers’ paddling pool will reopen on Wednesday 26 November. The summer season will last until 18 March 2015 but may be extended if weather permits. Upper Hutt residents… Read more »