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March Madness returns to Main Street

This fair is as much about street theatre and live music as it is stalls and clearance bargains! UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 04 FEB 2015—The March Madness Fair is set to rock the streets of Upper Hutt again on Saturday 21 March. With free street theatre, live music, busker’s circles and a full stage this… Read more »

Registrations now open for Bike the Trail 2015

Register online for Bike the Trail 2015 at www.bikethetrail.co.nz   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 JAN 2015—The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year with registrations now open online. The event is a family friendly cycling event starting in Upper Hutt and follows the Hutt River Trail downstream to Petone. The annual… Read more »

KiwiRail: Eastern Hutt Road (Partial Closure and Traffic Delays)

Eastern Hutt Road near the Silverstream rail bridge has been partially closed as repair work is undertaken after the bridge was damaged by a vehicle strike on 7 January. Only one lane is open to traffic and motorists using Eastern Hutt Road can expect significant delays. We are advising motorists to take alternative routes when… Read more »

KiwiRail: Silverstream Bridge Strike Update

Tranz Metro services between Taita and Upper Hutt stations are still being replaced by buses after a truck struck the Silverstream rail bridge yesterday. The bridge has severe structural damage caused by the impact of the vehicle and KiwiRail engineers worked overnight to develop a plan to strengthen the damaged span. In the interim, a… Read more »

Eastern Hutt Road rail bridge repairs – expect delays

After train services between Upper Hutt and Wellington were disrupted due to an incident at the Eastern Hutt Road rail bridge near Silverstream yesterday, repair work is now being undertaken by NZ Rail. This means that the road will be partially closed at the rail bridge over the next 7 days with managed single lane… Read more »

Akatarawa Road now open to through traffic

Akatarawa Road was briefly closed due to a vehicle becoming stuck on the Upper Hutt side of the summit. All properties (including Staglands Wildlife Reserve) on the Upper Hutt side of the summit were still accessible from Upper Hutt. The road is now open to through traffic. Read more »

Free Fun for our Youth in our Parks

Activation has coordinated a whole series of activities for our youth to take part in during their January School Holidays. Students at our Colleges and Intermediates have indicated activities they would like to do in our parks during their holidays.  Activation’s Recreation Advisor – Clubs and Schools, David King has put together a programme for… Read more »