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Spearhead Leaders returns to Upper Hutt in 2018

Upper Hutt’s Spearhead Leaders in 2017

Applications are now open for a brand new group of young people to join the Spearhead Leaders crew for 2018. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 JAN 2018—Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust have once again joined forces to facilitate Spearhead Leaders, a programme designed to develop the leadership skills and potential… Read more »

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 »

New rules for roosters and peacocks effective as of 1 January 2018

As part of Upper Hutt City Council’s bylaw review process, the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw 2005 was amended and renamed in 2017. The most significant change to the bylaw, now called the Keeping of Stock, Poultry and Bees Bylaw 2005, is that roosters and peacocks are no longer allowed to be kept… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places returns to Upper Hutt this summer

Upper Hutt’s summer activities programme is set to be the biggest yet, running over a longer period, and with new activities included.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, DD DEC 2017— Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are excited to partner with The Gas Hub for a third year to bring you the popular Parks and… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council hours over the holiday season

Office hours Please note that Upper Hutt City Council’s main office will be closed between Christmas and New Year. For urgent matters, Council can still be contacted on (04) 527 2169. For more information, please check our contact us page. Rubbish and recycling Council rubbish bag collection will not take place on Christmas Day or… Read more »

Valley News December 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 The holidays are coming… what’s on Be the change—sustainability in our community A word from Councillor John Gwilliam Big thanks for consultation feedback Preparing for the future—our Long Term Plan Business Profile—Panhead Tasting… 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 »