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GWRC: Care urged for swimmers and dog walkers as toxic algae returns

Greater Wellington is urging swimmers and dog walkers to avoid the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi between Moonshine Park and Pomare Bridge following the reoccurrence of toxic algae in the area. “High levels of toxic algae were recorded at Silverstream and we advise against swimming or taking dogs to this stretch of the river,” says Greater Wellington… Read more »

GWRC: Rain washes toxic algae from Hutt River

Good news for swimmers. Recent rain has flushed toxic algae from the Hutt River/Te Awakairangi and Greater Wellington has given the all-clear for people to use it for recreation following an assessment undertaken earlier today. “The heavy rainfall over the weekend resulted in seven times the median flow, enough to flush the river, and our… Read more »

Ward Street Wastewater pipe renewal Stage 2 underway

Wellington Water is carrying out work to renew the aging wastewater system at the southern end of Ward Street. Work began on 4 December 2017 and is expected to be completed in April 2018. This stage is from the Maclean Street intersection to the Wilford Street intersection. Ward Street is a busy commuter road and… Read more »

Upper Hutt weather update: Thursday 13 July, 5.15 pm

So far Upper Hutt is faring well under the current weather conditions. We have some surface flooding and usual wet weather hazards. Drivers are advised to exercise extreme caution being especially mindful of speed, following distances, and surface water. Please keep an eye on your street stormwater drains and clear them if possible to avoid… Read more »

Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 now available online

Cover page image from the Annual Plan 2017-2018

The Annual Plan 2017 – 2018 was adopted at the Extraordinary Council Meeting 28 June 2017 and became operative from 1 July 2017. During March and April we consulted with the community about three new, proposed projects and one new, proposed policy amendment—all of which received majority support for inclusion in this Annual Plan. This… Read more »

Upper Hutt City: 10:30 am post earthquake update—no significant damage reported

After the large earthquake overnight, Upper Hutt City Council staff have been out assessing core infrastructure and facilities with no significant damage to report so far. The Upper Hutt Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has not been activated. For all regional messaging, please refer to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) website and facebook page:… Read more »