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NZ Police: Alcohol Impairment Education Programme launched in Upper Hutt

A multi-agency programme aimed at preventing people driving while under the influence of alcohol was launched in Upper Hutt last Wednesday 17 February. Aiming to improve road users’ attitudes and behaviours, the Alcohol Impairment Education Programme (AIEP) at O’Rongomai Marae was opened by Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy, and is a joint initiative of Wellington… Read more »

Upper Hutt serves as platform for two community-minded initiatives

A collaborative graffiti removal and clean-up in Kelleher Service Lane supported by Upper Hutt City Council sees volunteers promote neighbourliness in order to launch two separate local and national community minded initiatives. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 FEB 2016—Volunteers from around the world descended on Upper Hutt as part of a new Community Patrol initiative… Read more »

Hutt Valley’s Bike the Trail fun for the whole family

Online registrations for this year’s Bike the Trail have been steady but there is plenty of room for more participants.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 FEB 2016—Once again, Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team, Hutt City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council have been working together to host Bike the Trail for 2016. Bike… Read more »

GWRC: Increased risk from Toxic Algae in Hutt River

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid upper parts of the Hutt River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health and Upper Hutt City Council. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream, Poets Park and Birchville, shows large amount of toxic algal mats are washing up… Read more »

H2O Xtream Teen Board brighten up Maoribank Park in Upper Hutt

The H2O Xtream Teen Board has worked collaboratively with Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt Valley Artist Chimp to spruce up an area of Maoribank Park with a vibrant new mural. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 FEB 2016— A new mural installed in Maoribank Park is a massive success in both its visual impact to… Read more »

Russell Street—road stopping

As part of Council’s Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025, an area of land in the Upper Hutt’s city centre, currently occupied by Russell Street, has been identified as being suitable to become an open space area for seating and outdoor public entertainment. More information is available on consultation.upperhuttcity.com Read more »

Wellingon Water: Dry weather takes toll on water supply

Wellington Water is calling for householders to be water smart as the run of dry weather has led to a dramatic jump in consumption. Water demand yesterday for Lower Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington hit 168 million litres (ML) – much higher than the same time last week (Thursday 28 January was 138 ML).… Read more »

Upper Hutt youth restore pride in their community

Upper Hutt City Council coordinates a restoration project in Blueberry alleyway in order to lower graffiti vandalism in the community. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 FEB 2016—The year is off to a bright start, thanks to a restoration project for local youth artists, coordinated by Upper Hutt City Council. The project paired local youth with… Read more »

Bridge Road update

The New Bridge Tenders will be called for the new bridge mid next week (9 February) with the successful tenderer appointed around mid-March. The successful contractor’s first operation will be the demolition of the old bridge during April/May before the fish spawning season and ordering the special steel for the beams from China. Contract completion… Read more »