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NZTA: Allow for longer journey times on State Highway 58 this weekend

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys over State Highway 58 (SH58) this weekend, or consider taking alternative routes, as work starts (weather permitting) on the tie-in between the existing road and the new Haywards Interchange. The work was scheduled for earlier this month but was postponed because of a poor… Read more »

Walk in a Winter Wonderland at this year’s Upper Hutt Santa Parade

Santa and child at 2015 parade

Time to start brainstorming because the theme of Upper Hutt’s 2017 Santa Parade is ‘Winter Wonderland’ and now is the time to plan your wonderful float!   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 AUG 2017—The much-loved Upper Hutt Santa Parade is back for 2017! Mark your calendars and start planning your float, as this year we… Read more »

NZTA: SH2/58 Haywards tie-in works postponed

Motorists are being advised that work to tie in the new Haywards Interchange with the existing road is being postponed, due to expected poor weather conditions. The NZ Transport Agency had been planning for this work to go ahead from 7pm tonight through to Sunday evening. But rain forecast for the weekend means the work… Read more »

Upper Hutt Station pedestrian accessway mural coming

Upper Hutt City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council are collaborating to improve the commuter experience at Upper Hutt Station’s underground pedestrian accessway.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 AUG 2017—Greater Wellington Regional Council’s new 94-space, free commuter parking on Goodshed Rd has seen an increase in commuters using Upper Hutt Station’s underground accessway as… Read more »

NZTA: Snow expected on Rimutaka Hill Road

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists who intend to use the Rimutaka Hill Road this evening that snow is expected to fall on the road, and there is a possibility it may close. NZTA Wellington Transport Systems Manager Mark Owen says the MetService is predicting that there could be snow in the region down… Read more »

Nominate an Upper Hutt environmental hero for the 2017 Beautiful Awards

Upper Hutt City Council is encouraging locals to celebrate environmental excellence by nominating themselves and/or their peers for the 2017 Beautiful Awards.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 Jul 2017—The Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB), Beautiful Awards acknowledge kiwis who are leading the way with outstanding environmental and beautification work in their local communities. In… Read more »

Package of safety improvements proposed for SH58 Haywards

NZTA News Release | 18 July 2017 From now until 21 August, the NZ Transport Agency will engage with the community who use State Highway 58 on a proposed package of safety improvements. The Transport Agency proposes to: separate opposing traffic using a median safety barrier improve intersections install two new roundabouts at Moonshine Road… 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 »

Reusable cloth bag giveaway in Upper Hutt back by popular demand

The Upper Hutt community is being encouraged to “refuse plastic and reuse the bag” this August by avoiding single-use plastic bags and choosing more sustainable alternatives. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 JUL 2017—A reusable bag giveaway in Upper Hutt during August will encourage shoppers and retailers to use an alternative to regular plastic shopping bags… Read more »