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Celebrate Children’s Day Te Rā O Te Tamariki in Upper Hutt


Children’s Day Te Rā O Te Tamariki is set to be celebrated all over New Zealand on Sunday 6 March with a range of events that reflect the theme of treasuring our children. Upper Hutt City Council is proud to show its support of this great initiative with a weekend of family fun. Join the… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council facilitates youth development project

Ten Upper Hutt College students presented to Upper Hutt City Mayor Wayne Guppy and invited Councillors and Council staff to visit a new mural they have installed on school grounds as part of a youth development project.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 FEB 2015—Young people reporting to stakeholders in Council Chambers isn’t something you… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Temporary Services Bridge

Tenders have closed for the construction of a temporary services bridge and the successful contractor is Fulton Hogan Ltd. They have a bridge suitable for the purpose in their Auckland yard. The bridge will be transported to Upper Hutt and assembled on site. The contractors preliminary program is to be on site 2 March. They… Read more »

Haywards-Judgeford transmission lines to be checked by helicopter

Low level visual inspection of Haywards – Judgeford A transmission lines by helicopter is to be undertaken by Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services). This line forms part of the electricity transmission network – the National Grid – which transports electricity from where it is generated to New Zealand towns and cities. Broadspectrum act on behalf of… Read more »

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 Orongomai 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 »