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KiwiRail: Eastern Hutt Road (Partial Closure and Traffic Delays)

Eastern Hutt Road near the Silversteam rail bridge has been partially closed as repair work is undertaken after the bridge was damaged by a vehicle strike on 7 January. Only one lane is open to traffic and motorists using Eastern Hutt Road can expect significant delays. We are advising motorists to take alternative routes when… Read more »

KiwiRail: Silverstream Bridge Strike Update

Tranz Metro services between Taita and Upper Hutt stations are still being replaced by buses after a truck struck the Silverstream rail bridge yesterday. The bridge has severe structural damage caused by the impact of the vehicle and KiwiRail engineers worked overnight to develop a plan to strengthen the damaged span. In the interim, a… Read more »

Eastern Hutt Road rail bridge repairs – expect delays

After train services between Upper Hutt and Wellington were disrupted due to an incident at the Eastern Hutt Road rail bridge near Silverstream yesterday, repair work is now being undertaken by NZ Rail. This means that the road will be partially closed at the rail bridge over the next 7 days with managed single lane… Read more »

Akatarawa Road now open to through traffic

Akatarawa Road was briefly closed due to a vehicle becoming stuck on the Upper Hutt side of the summit. All properties (including Staglands Wildlife Reserve) on the Upper Hutt side of the summit were still accessible from Upper Hutt. The road is now open to through traffic. Read more »

Free Fun for our Youth in our Parks

Activation has coordinated a whole series of activities for our youth to take part in during their January School Holidays. Students at our Colleges and Intermediates have indicated activities they would like to do in our parks during their holidays.  Activation’s Recreation Advisor – Clubs and Schools, David King has put together a programme for… Read more »

Upper Hutt shoppers’ ‘passports’ win them a wonderful Christmas

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy and 100% Newbolds Upper Hutt Director, Darren Gittins have drawn three winners for the Upper Hutt Lucky Shopper passport promotion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 DEC 2014— Christmas came early last Friday for three lucky shoppers after receiving calls to say they were winners in the Upper Hutt retailers’ Christmas… Read more »

GOLD and white water rafting

Activation’s first GOLD programme for the season headed to the Otaki Gorge for a white water adventure. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 DEC 2014—On Thursday 11 December, Activation’s ‘GOLD’ (Growing Old Living Dangerously) programme  introduced an adventurous group of Upper Hutt residents, to the swift white water in the Otaki Gorge. Heavy rainfall the day… Read more »

Catch The Trickster with Upper Hutt’s Super Summer Reading Challenge

Keep your child reading and entertained this summer with Upper Hutt City Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 DEC 2014—Upper Hutt City Library has six weeks of action packed FREE events and challenges for children aged between 5 and12. The programme, designed especially for the Library by Massey University students, has an… Read more »