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Valley News September 2017 edition now available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website in our online publications. This issue includes: A message from the Mayor Breakaway Month of Wheels Welcome to Royce Williams our new Recreation Services Manager A word from Councillor Glenn McArthur Asia Pacific Amateur Championship golf tournament coming Business Movements Business Profile—Boneface Brewing Co. Introducing… Read more »

Draft Open Space Strategy 2017-2027 – consultation now open

Council is inviting submissions on its draft Open Space Strategy (2017-2027). The Council wants to know how you think Upper Hutt’s open space network can be improved to create better opportunities for recreation, our environment, and our economy. Open spaces are places for public recreation and include parks, sports fields, reserves, civic spaces, and the… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council relaunches resource for building inclusive communities

On Thursday 22 August Upper Hutt City Council hosted the Enhancing Accessibility launch to introduce a newly updated customer service resource and training guide. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 31 AUG 2017— Inclusiveness and diversity were celebrated at the launch of Enhancing Accessibility, a resource for frontline staff. Enhancing Accessibility is a newly updated resource in… Read more »

NZTA: Spring marks start of major roadworks on SH2 Rimutaka Hill Road

Major roadworks are set to start from the first week of September on the Rimutaka Hill Road, State Highway 2 between Wellington and the Wairarapa. Half bridge and safety barrier project The first project is the construction of a reinforced concrete half bridge and the installation of a new safety barrier on a curve located… Read more »

WCC: Councils support state of the arts in the region

The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF) has allocated over $1 million to seven organisations – boosting the region’s reputation as the arts and cultural centre of New Zealand. WRAF was established in 2012 to demonstrate the region’s commitment to arts and cultural activity, ensuring a robust and thriving network of events and attractions for all… Read more »

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 »