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Enter now—Upper Hutt’s annual Poetry Competition in full swing

There’s only three and a half weeks to go for Upper Hutt’s 14th annual Poetry Competition. Join us as we celebrate with the winners on National Poetry Day, 22 August 2014.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 16 JUL 2014—Have you entered your ‘Remembrance’ poem in the 14th annual Upper Hutt Poetry Competition yet? Do you have… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Library to host acclaimed author Jenny Pattrick

Jenny Pattrick, author of acclaimed historical novels The Denniston Rose, Landings, and now Heartland, will present her new book at Upper Hutt’s Central Library on 23 July.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 JUL 2014—Have you read The Denniston Rose, Landings or Heart of Coal? Jenny Pattrick, author of these acclaimed historical novels is speaking at… Read more »

Maidstone Max slides reopen for public use

Regionally acclaimed, Maidstone Max adventure playground recently had its three large slides upgraded which are now open to the public. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 08 JUL 2014—Maidstone Max, Upper Hutt’s central city adventure playground recently had its slide mound upgraded. As part of the upgrade, the three large slides have been replaced and the surface… Read more »

Court house car parking to reopen to public

Ministry of Justice to reopen car park adjacent to the Upper Hutt Court House for public use. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 JUL 2014—Minister for Courts, Hon. Chester Borrows, has announced the reopening of the car parking adjacent to the closed Upper Hutt Court House, offering additional parking to city centre shoppers. The court house… Read more »

Trentham Station bridge to remain closed until further notices

The Trentham Station overbridge will remain closed until further notice due to an accident involving the span structure of the bridge while it was being repaired to make it safer. Paul Swain, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s public transport portfolio leader, says the bridge was due to reopen next week after being closed for three months… Read more »

H2O Xtream maintenance closure after July school holidays

H2O Xtream will be closed for six weeks from 21 July, but never fear, we will see you in the spring!   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 JUN 2014—H2O Xtream Aquatic Centre is due a maintenance closure from 21 July – 31 August, reopening 1 September 2014.  It is a long closure, but we hope that… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council supports Elder Abuse Awareness Week

Elder Abuse Awareness Week (15 – 22 June) is an opportunity to raise awareness about elder abuse in New Zealand. Upper Hutt City Council is supporting the initiative through the provision of information. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 16 JUN 2014— Upper Hutt City Council is supporting Elder Abuse Awareness Week by making information booklets available… Read more »

Stop means stop. Indicate your intentions

Intersections controlled by a compulsory stop sign will be monitored around Upper Hutt in an effort to raise compliance with stopping and indicating. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 6 JUN 2014—Upper Hutt drivers are being reminded: “Stop means stop. Indicate your intentions.” during a road safety campaign that will run between 16 and 22 June 2014.The… Read more »

Award-winning WWI author to present at Upper Hutt Central Library

An event called ‘From ‘Our Boys’ to Tough Men’ will see award-winning World War I biography author Jane Tolerton present at the Upper Hutt Central Library on Saturday 21 June at 2.00 pm, as part of the WW100 Centenary Speaker Series. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 12 JUN 2014—Award winning author, Jane Tolerton will share some… Read more »