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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 »

Buy local and be in to win this Christmas

An $8,000 prize pack is up for grabs in the Upper Hutt Christmas Shopping Passport promotion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 21 NOV 2014—Three lucky shoppers will have even more reason to celebrate the festive season when the Christmas Shopping Passport promotion is drawn on 19 December. The promotion, run by the Upper Hutt City Council … Read more »

Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Upper Hutt City Council announces NZTA funding to improve walking and cycle trails. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014—Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and… Read more »

ALIVE and kicking

Two new programmes are about to begin under Activation’s ALIVE programme, designed to increase participation in sport and active recreation. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 OCT 2014—Activation’s ALIVE programme is ready to have two new programmes kick off in mid-October. Following on from the ‘Have-A-Go’ programme held earlier in the year, these programmes are directed… Read more »

Sport to engage our youth

Activation is using sport, music, and food to engage the youth of Upper Hutt that are hanging around after school. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 OCT 2014—Activation is going to trial using sport and physical activity, a barbecue, some sounds, and comfy beanbags to engage with those youth that are just hanging around after school… Read more »

Giving our kids a Sporting Chance

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team launches Sporting Chance funding to increase access to sport participation for children and teenagers. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 OCT 2014—Activation is excited to launch a new and exciting opportunity to Upper Hutt children. The Sporting Chance fund will contribute to breaking down the financial barrier for families to… Read more »

Lifeguard of the year is right here at H2O Xtream

H2O Xtream is proud to boast having the new 2014 Lifeguard of the Year. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 SEP 2014—Upper Hutt’s Council-run aquatic centre, H2O Xtream had its long-standing employee Kristin Raynes awarded the 2014 National Lifeguard of the Year last night at the NZ Recreation Association aquatics awards. Recreation Services Manager, Rachel Jury… Read more »

H2O Xtream opens Monday—come and see the results

The maintenance at Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre will be complete next week and celebrated with an all-day carnival on Saturday 6 September. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 27 AUG 2014—H2O Xtream is set to reopen on Monday 1 September, with some amazing results including a renovated spa with new seating and UV water treatment,… Read more »

Events announced for Breakaway Festival of Cycling in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival is about to kick off with events and fun for all ages. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 AUG 2014—The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling 2014 has been announced and it offers something for everyone in Upper Hutt this September. In its second year the Breakaway Festival of Cycling gives… Read more »