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Akatarawa Road closed

There has been a slip at 1792 Akatarawa Road. The road will remain closed to through traffic until further notice. This means that Staglands Wildlife Reserve is currently not accessible from Upper Hutt. As far as we are aware they remain open and can be accessed via Waikanae. We are hoping to have the road… Read more »

Pinehaven Stream Floodplain Management Plan Open Day 2015

Flood management, Urban Growth Strategy review, and protected trees ‘drop-in’ session You’re invited to join us to share information about: Flood hazards in the community. Council’s response to your feedback from the last flood management open day in 2014. Our approach to reducing flood risk through structural works and a future plan change. Comprehensive information… Read more »

Akatarawa Road is open

Please note that Akatarawa Road is currently open. Kapiti Coast District Council reports that the road is open: www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Contact-Us/Status-Reports/Road-Closure-Status/ Upper Hutt City Council has no reports of the road being closed. The road was reported as being reopened on Thursday night (10 September) at 5.00 pm. It has since remained open. Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council supports Bee Aware Month

The month of September is the National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand’s Bee Aware Month and Upper Hutt City Council is supporting this initiative by promoting bee-friendly planting. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 SEP 2015—Upper Hutt City Council is supporting ‘Bee Aware Month’ during September. The initiative has been set up by the National Beekeepers’… Read more »

Akatarawa Cemetery Roadworks/closure

Important Notice: Akatarawa Cemetery Roadworks/closure from 9 – 16 September 2015 Akatarawa Cemetery main access road will be closed from the morning of Wednesday the 9th until end of day Wednesday the 16th of September for storm water drainage installation. Alternative access will be via the southern one way exit road of the cemetery managed by… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Library’s Poetry Evening concludes annual competition

Two celebrations were held on Friday 28 August at Upper Hutt City Library to conclude the 15th Annual Upper Hutt Poetry Competition. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 03 SEP 2015—On Friday 28 August, Upper Hutt City Library held its 15th Annual Poetry evening. As part of National Poetry Day celebrations, the evening was an opportunity to… Read more »

Bookings now open for H2O Xtream school holiday programme

The next school holidays are just around the corner. The exciting holiday programme at H2O Xtream Aquatic Centre has lots of awesome activities to keep children entertained. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 31 AUG 2015— Bookings are now open for H2O Xtream’s school holiday programme. This term we have lots on offer, day trips as well… Read more »

Annual Breakaway Festival of Cycling programme announced

Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival is about to kick off with events and fun for all ages. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 31 AUG 2015—The 2015 Breakaway Festival of Cycling programme for has been released, offering a range of cycling events for ages and abilities during the month of September. Upper Hutt’s Breakaway Festival of Cycling… Read more »

Upper Hutt community groups recognised at Wellington Airport Community Awards

An increase in nominations this year brought an unprecedented number of community groups together for the Wellington Airport Community Awards ceremony for Upper Hutt on 26 August. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 AUG 2015— The Upper Hutt awards ceremony for the Wellington Airport Community Awards was held on Wednesday 26 August. 59 nominations saw members… Read more »

Urban Growth Strategy review—now open for feedback

Upper Hutt City Council’s Urban Growth Strategy (UGS) is undergoing a review. We would appreciate your thoughts and feedback around 8 major issues we have raised. Other feedback and ideas are also welcome. There will be a 12-page supplement in the Upper Hutt Leader on 26 August. You can use the supplement to formulate your… Read more »