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Ashes to Ashen—Aurora 44 brings new life to Upper Hutt’s former CIT complex

Game developer Aurora 44 has taken up residence in Upper Hutt’s former CIT complex as they continue development of their flagship game, Ashen. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt’s former CIT campus has a new tenant, Aurora 44, who are developing their first official game—Ashen. According to Aurora 44’s web presence, “Ashen is… Read more »

2016 Annual Community Survey coming up for Upper Hutt residents

Upper Hutt City Council’s performance and services to the community will be under the spotlight as it seeks feedback from residents.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—This year’s Annual Community Survey will begin on Tuesday, 9 February. The survey, which is initiated by Upper Hutt City Council, may take up to 3 weeks, concluding… Read more »

Get active on your way to work on Go By Bike Day

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are encouraging residents to embrace Go By Bike day on Wednesday 10 February, enticing them with a free breakfast to fuel their efforts. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—This year’s nation-wide Go By Bike Day is on Wednesday 10 February. Supported by Bikewise, the Go By Bike Day… Read more »

Activity resource for over-60s re-released in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt activities for people aged 60+ is a helpful resource provided by the Upper Hutt City Council listing activities for those who are local or new to the area. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—An updated older adults resource was launched by Upper Hutt City Council’s Community Development team this week. The Upper… Read more »

Upper Hutt bucks the trend

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 January 2016 — While retail precincts around the Wellington region lament stagnating retail occupancy rates, Upper Hutt is bucking the trend as the only area outside of Wellington’s city centre to see a steady increase. Residents of Upper Hutt and visitors to the area enjoyed an expanding retail offering this… Read more »

GWRC: Toxic algae in Hutt River

Toxic algae has again been found in parts of the Hutt River. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream shows the amount of toxic algae mats growing on the river bed has returned to moderate levels. This is a media release from Greater Wellington Regional Council. To read the full release, go to www.gw.govt.nz/toxic-algae-in-hutt-river-2/ Results… Read more »

Bridge Road and Larchmont Grove update

Since the temporary access into Bridge Road has been open, Council has been fielding complaints in relation to people using the access road not coming to a complete stop as they enter Larchmont Grove. This has been causing concerns as it lowers the level of safety for all road users and could cause an accident.… Read more »

The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places lands in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is hosting active recreation opportunities for the Upper Hutt Community in January and February. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 14 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are pleased to be partnering with The Gas Hub to bring back the very popular Parks and Places programme to Upper Hutt. The… Read more »

Registrations now open for Bike the Trail 2016

The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year, with registrations now open online. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 JAN 2016—Join us for the family friendly Bike the Trail on Sunday 28 February 2016. For the seventh year running, Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils bring you this ever popular FREE family-friendly event.… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s latest picturesque pedestrian accessway

Upper Hutt City Council, Fraser Crescent School, and local artist Daniel Mills work collaboratively to showcase Upper Hutt’s natural beauty in a suburban pedestrian accessway. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt City Council, local artist Daniel Mills, and students from Fraser Crescent School have transformed the Fraser Crescent to Bonnie Glen Crescent pedestrian… Read more »