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February fun with The Gas Hub’s Parks and Places in Upper Hutt

Enjoy your summer with free, family events in Upper Hutt parks. Upper Hutt is celebrating summer with free, family events run by Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team, and sponsored by The Gas Hub. Make one of our beautiful parks your backyard for the day, gather the family and check out the hottest happenings in… Read more »

Wellington Water: Baking hot days prompt call for ‘mindful’ water use

Wellington Water is asking residents to be mindful with their water use as the hot weather baking the country enters a third day. While long term water storage levels are good, unprecedented daily demand has been putting the supply system under pressure, said Jeremy McKibbin, acting general manager of operations for Wellington Water. “The network… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council moved by colourful submission from preschool

Colourfully illustrated letters from the children of Premium Preschool in Heretaunga highlighted ways to care for local ducks and waterways. Late last year Council was privileged to receive a group ‘submission’ from the children of Premium Preschool, Heretaunga. Sending a collection of drawings and news articles, they asked Council to post signs encouraging the public… Read more »

Hutt River Trail section closed at Maoribank

A section of the Hutt River Trail has been closed temporarily due to an unstable bank underfoot. At present, the closure is temporary until the area can undergo an engineering assessment. Hutt River Trail users are advised to avoid this section of the path for their own safety. A detour is in place as per… Read more »

Akatarawa Road is now open

Slip blocking Akatarawa Road

1.20 pm Akatarawa Road is now open. Drivers are asked to take care through the area. 8.31 Akatarawa Road is closed to through traffic due to a slip. The slip is approximately five minutes north of Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Café. Staglands remains open and can be accessed from Upper Hutt. Contractors are onsite to… Read more »

Slip blocking Akatarawa Road—road now open

Land slip covering Akatarawa Road

1.32 AM, Tuesday 8 January Akatarawa Road is now open to through traffic. The slip blocking the road this morning has been cleared. 8.35 AM, Tuesday 8 January Akatarawa road is closed due to a slip blocking the road. Council officers are investigating and we’ll provide more information as it becomes available. Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council is Keeping it REAL with second programme success

Upper Hutt City Council’s Keeping it REAL youth employment programme gives youth realistic, engaging, ambitious, and lifelong (REAL) opportunities. After a successful first employment programme, Upper Hutt City Council and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) were pleased to provide a second programme to get young job seekers involved in their community and into meaningful… Read more »

Slip blocking Akatarawa Road—road now open

Land slip covering Akatarawa Road

2.25 PM, Friday 21 December Akatarawa Road is now open to through traffic. There will still be heavy trucks moving debris along the road so drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution. 4.15 PM, Thursday 20 December The slip is estimated to be over 1000 cubic metres and expected to take more than 1 and… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Central Library Building ready for reoccupation by early March 2019

At Wednesday night’s final meeting for the year, Upper Hutt City Council resolved to reoccupy the Central Library building once work is finished in late-February/early-March.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 DEC 2018—Upper Hutt’s much-loved Library service will be returning to its original location in late-February/early-March next year after seismic strengthening works are complete. The… Read more »

GWRC: Pakuratahi Forest Felling on Remutaka Cycle Trail to continue

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) would like the public to be aware that the harvesting in Pakuratahi Forest between Maymorn and Tunnel Gully in Upper Hutt will continue until the end of January 2019. Works in this 48 hectare area have been held up by the wet weather over winter and issues at the port… Read more »