Council works in partnership with its city centre retailers to help promote our city as a destination for shopping, entertainment and events. Through a dedicated liaison, Council meets regularly with these retailers and coordinates joint activities to increase foot-traffic in our city centre and encourage patronage of our local stores.

The key areas of focus for Council’s city centre promotions include:

  • the coordinated management of the city centre
  • business liaison, coordination and communication
  • support for city centre events
  • promotion of the city centre
  • representing the interests of the city centre across all Council decisions.

Please use the Resources & Links for useful information about running your business in Upper Hutt.

Business liaison, coordination and communication

Trading hours

Trading hours and information on Employment Relations can be viewed on the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment’s website.

Easter Sunday trading

Upper Hutt City Council policy allows Easter Sunday trading. For full details refer to Easter Sunday Trading

News and updates

For the latest Council information, view our Latest News, where you’ll find details on upcoming consultations, new events, Council works programmes, and upcoming road works.

Facebook, social media, and marketing

We have compiled a list of useful resources for building your knowledge and success in social media marketing. View or download these resources.

Support for city centre events

View all upcoming Upper Hutt events on Eventfinder.

View all upcoming Council-supported events on our Local Events page.

Promotion of the City Centre

To keep up to date with current promotions, events, competitions, and workshops, sign up for “Our City Centre” an e-newsletter produced by our Retail Coordinator, Sarah Garnham or email

Sign up as a business or retailer (link opens in Mailchimp)

Sign up as a member of the public (link opens in Mailchimp)

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Last updated on 15 Mar 2018