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Expressions: 2015 Queen’s Birthday Jazz and Blues Festival

Expressions is pleased to announce the acts for its annual Queen’s Birthday Jazz and Blues Festival:  6 days of sultry jazz and smooth blues. This year’s line-up is huge with the very best New Zealand acts, including two New Zealand icons; Michael Houston and Rodger Fox teaming up together for the first time, a tribute… Read more »

Expressions: Expressions WWI Exhibition announced as Finalist in 2015 Museums Awards

Expressions is delighted to hear that they are a finalist in the Museums Aotearoa ServiceIQ Museum Award Finalists for not one… but two categories. Twenty-two finalists have been selected from a strong show of entries, says Museums Aotearoa Executive Director Phillipa Tocker, “The high calibre of creativity, imagination, and depth and range of entries demonstrates… Read more »

Stepping UP computer classes to be held at Upper Hutt Central Library

Covering the basics, such as email, word processing, and internet security, Upper Hutt City Library is hosting a series of computer classes, starting on April 21. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 APR 2015—Struggling to get to grips with the digital age? Upper Hutt City Library is partnering with the 2020 Communications Trust to offer the… Read more »

Enter your business in the 2015 Technology Valley Awards

If you’re a smart Hutt Valley business that’s ready to be exposed at the forefront of the Technology Valley wave, get your registration in for the Technology Valley Awards. The Technology Valley Awards are part of Technology Valley, a Hutt Valley-based community, industry, and local government partnership. Technology Valley’s purpose is to create sustainable growth… Read more »

Wellington Water: Sprinkler ban lifted

The ban on sprinklers and irrigation systems in Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington will be lifted tomorrow at 9am (Tuesday 7 April 2015), following a recommendation to local councils from Wellington Water. Wellington Water Operations Manager Noel Roberts says that due to a bit more rain, cooler weather, and the great public response… Read more »

Web coding workshop to be hosted at Upper Hutt Central Library

A free web coding workshop will be available for students aged 14 to 18 during the school holidays at Upper Hutt Central Library. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 APR 2015—Upper Hutt City Library is providing a coding workshop designed for beginners with little or no web programming experience. Facilitated by expert Tanya Gray and others… Read more »

Youth in Parks on again these school holidays

Once again Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is running the successful Youth in Parks programme these school holidays which offers free activities to youth. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 30 MAR 2015—The successful Youth in Parks programme is set to run again these April school holidays for 9 to 14 year olds. The initiative started… Read more »

WCC: Mayoral Forum backs runway extension plan

The Wellington region Mayoral Forum has given a significant boost to planning for a 350-metre extension to Wellington Airport’s runway. The Forum’s Chair, Upper Hutt City Mayor Wayne Guppy, says the proposed extension would unlock the growth potential of central New Zealand through greater air connectivity. Read more on Wellington City Council’s website. Read more »

Akatarawa Road now open

UPDATE: Akatarawa Road is now open 27 March 2015: Akatarawa Road closed to through traffic A vehicle has become stuck close to the summit of Akatarawa Road. The vehicle is blocking traffic in both directions. We are working to get the road reopened as soon as possible. Staglands Wildlife Reserve is open and can still… Read more »

Household food waste—the invisible scandal

Rubbish audit reveals significant waste of edible food by New Zealand households. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 MAR 2015—It looks like perfectly edible food straight from the supermarket. Instead, it’s perfectly edible food straight out of household rubbish bins. A recent study reveals that every year, the average family in the Wellington region throws away… Read more »