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Upper Hutt City Library’s Summer Reading Challenge

Keep your child reading and entertained this summer.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 DEC 2015—The Upper Hutt City Library has 6 weeks of reading adventures and challenges for children of all ages over the summer break. This year’s theme is Around the World. Children will receive a passport with reading challenges and puzzles for… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Access road closed for urgent repairs

Please be advised that the Bridge Road access road will be closed on Wednesday 16 December from 10am–2pm for urgent road repairs. During this time Fulton Hogan will be carrying out hydroseeding work on the banks of the access road over the next two days – Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December. The contractor will… Read more »

Upper Hutt train station opening

Time to celebrate the new Upper Hutt Station It’s time to celebrate your wonderful, brand new railway station and gateway to the city! Mark the morning of Saturday 12 December in your diaries now. From 11am kids can take part in a range of fun activities – face painting, a bouncy castle, Lofty the Train,… Read more »

Akatarawa Cemetery roadworks/closure

Important Notice: Akatarawa Cemetery roadworks/closure from 2nd – 4th December 2015 Akatarawa Cemetery main access road will be closed from the morning of Wednesday the 2nd until end of day Friday the 4 December for storm water drainage installation. Alternative access will be via the southern one way exit road of the cemetery managed by temporary… Read more »

Roof lifts off H2O Xtream aquatic facility

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 27 November 2015 — Swimmers and staff at Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream were stunned when the skylight within the roof lifted today in high winds. The skylight, part of a multi-level roofing structure, began lifting at 11.00am as a gale-force north westerly battered the Wellington region. Some of this skylight has… Read more »

Harcourt Park paddling pool opens for summer

Upper Hutt’s popular toddlers’ paddling pool is once again open for the summer season at Harcourt Park from Wednesday 25 November The pool will be open until late March but this may be extended if weather permits. Upper Hutt residents and visitors are invited to enjoy the facility’s atmosphere alongside Harcourt Park’s other great amenities, which… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Tuesday 24/11: Birchville bridge collapse

Yesterday two 5000 litre water storage tanks were moved into Bridge Rd and we are also making arrangements for portaloos and managing the sewer pump station should the existing bridge pier collapse taking the services on the bridge with it. Telecommunications and gas have also been advised to consider alternate supply. The investigation into cause… Read more »

Annual Report: It’s been a great year for Upper Hutt

The Upper Hutt City Council 2014-15 Annual Report is now available – and the report not only shows our performance as a Council over the past year, but also tells a story of a city that is primed for growth and success for our people and our business community. After being formally approved in October,… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Friday 20/11, 1.20am: Birchville bridge collapse

At 5:00am this morning the contractor Fulton Hogan commenced sealing the temporary emergency access road. The road has now been sealed but we ask residents to drive with care as it is new seal and none of us want it damaged. Traffic Lights should be operating from this afternoon and the speed limit of 20kph… Read more »

Bridge Road update—Thursday 19/11, 1:30pm: Birchville bridge collapse

The temporary road was due to be sealed today. Unfortunately this has been delayed as the contractor has had to spend more time than anticipated preparing the road for sealing and completing the guardrail. Residents returning to Bridge Rd tonight should assemble at 5:30pm and be convoyed in by the contractor. Sealing will commence about… Read more »