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GWRC invites Upper Hutt residents to Hutt River workshops

Hutt River at Moonshine

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is inviting Upper Hutt residents to attend one of two community workshops to hear your views on the Hutt River Environmental Strategy review. Last year the Hutt Valley Floodplain Management Subcommittee approved a review of the Hutt River Environment Strategy to address recreational and environmental challenges developing in the river… Read more »

Upper Hutt says “Cheers to our Volunteers”

Community signboard

Upper Hutt City Council will be acknowledging and thanking the city’s many volunteers with a print and digital media campaign during National Volunteer Week 19 – 26 June.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 JUN 2016—This year’s National Volunteer Week runs from 19 – 25 June. It is New Zealand’s largest celebration of volunteering and… Read more »

Free swimming for parents with toddlers at H²O Xtream

Upper Hutt’s H²O Xtream aquatic centre continues to offer supervising adults free entry when bringing their under-5s to the pool. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 JUN 2016—H²O Xtream is committed to providing a cheap entry price to parents and caregivers with toddlers. The price of entry for children under 1 year old is $2.00, and… Read more »

Funding workshops coming to Hutt Valley

Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, and Volunteer Wellington have teamed up to offer low-cost workshops on sustainable funding.    UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 JUN 2016—Community groups, not-for-profit, and sporting organisations are invited to attend one of two sustainable funding workshops to be held at Upper Hutt Central Library and Walter Nash Centre… Read more »

Branch falls on power lines in Whakatiki Street

At approximately 34 Whakatiki St, a branch has fallen onto the power line and all traffic has been diverted down Routley Crescent. The fire department and police are in attendance. Wellington Electricity has been notified to get the power turned off and contractor to remove the branch. Read more »

Blue Mountains Road closure update

During today’s road closure, contractors managed to get the stock trailer in an upright position but were unsuccessful at removing it today from down the bank where it rolled last week. Contractors will continue with the removal, so Blue Mountains Road will again be closed from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on Thursday 26 May.… Read more »

Closure of Corrections land between Wi Tako Reserve and Rimutaka Prison

The Corrections land between Rimutaka Prison and Wi Tako reserve has been closed until further notice. This includes the informal track next to Wi Tako Reserve. The track (shown in blue on the plan above) is on land which belongs to Corrections as part of Rimutaka Prison. Corrections is concerned about the risk that dead… Read more »

Upper Hutt youth add two more murals to city’s growing collection

A collaboration between Upper Hutt City Council and two youth agencies has seen the addition of more murals to the city and more skills to the participating volunteers. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 MAY 2016—Young people from across Upper Hutt have worked together to successfully install two vibrant murals that depict the special character of… Read more »

Wellington Electricity working hard to get streetlights working

Recent bad weather has resulted in a high number of reports of street light faults around the city. North Power, the contractor for Wellington Electricity, is working as quickly as possible to repair the faults as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of faults across the region there may be a delay in… Read more »