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Upper Hutt City Council confirms its plans for the next 10 years

The Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 was adopted by elected members on 27 June 2018 and sets the blueprint for exciting improvements to the city. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 JUL 2018—Upper Hutt’s Mayor and councillors adopted the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 (LTP) on 27 June 2018. The LTP is a strategic… Read more »

Upper Hutt completes LED street lighting upgrade

Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy installs one of the last remaining LED fittings for Upper Hutt City Council to complete its street lighting upgrade.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JUN 2018—The LED street light upgrade programme has reached completion in Upper Hutt as Mayor Wayne Guppy ceremoniously installed one of the final LED fittings… Read more »

Pakuratahi Forest Felling on Remutaka Cycle Trail

Map showing diversions in place during Pakuratahi Forest felllin

A section of Pakuratahi Forest between Maymorn gate and Tunnel Gully will be harvested this winter. The works will start from 25th June 2018 and continue for approximately six months. This will affect the Remutaka Cycle Trail. Click here to view a map showing the diversion that has been put in place [PDF 84 KB]… Read more »

Expressions Whirinaki secures grant funding towards extension in Upper Hutt

Arts centre awarded grant of $500K from Lottery Community Facilities Fund to contribute toward upcoming extension.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 JUN 2018—Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre has just been awarded a grant of $500,000 for its upcoming extension project. The news broke last week on the back of trust Deputy… Read more »

Inspiring young people celebrated at the 2018 Young Achievers Awards

Upper Hutt Young Achievers, a platform to highlight Upper Hutt youth.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 JUN 2018—Young people of Upper Hutt were celebrated at the 12th Young Achievers Youth Civic Awards on Wednesday 6 June. The event, hosted at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, was an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and successes… Read more »

Roadworks notice—Main Street

Following up from last week’s news about pot holes in Main Street, the road in this area will be resurfaced which will also improve drainage and skid resistance. A pavement treatment has been chosen that involves removing the existing pavement then resurfacing to cater for future growth in traffic demand. Works will begin on Sunday… Read more »

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Wellington’s local councils are once again hosting Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau. This year’s events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 JUN 2018—Hutt City Libraries, Upper Hutt City Libraries, Wellington City Libraries, and Kāpiti Coast District Libraries are collaborating to run an… Read more »

Valley News June 2018 edition now available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website in our online publications. This issue was also included in this week’s Upper Hutt Leader (13 June). This issue includes: A message from the Mayor Civic Award nominations open Pop-up Library in CBD Towers What’s happening with the Centtral Library Building Congratulations to Marion Read… Read more »

Pot holes in Main Street

Council roading staff are aware of public concerns over some recurring potholes in Main Street (north). This section of road was affected by underground pipe renewals and new kerb construction late last year. Due to the recent wet weather delaying work programmes we have been unable to get on with resurfacing this section of road… Read more »

Hutt River Trail damaged

The Hutt River Trail has had a washout behind Gemstone Drive. Contractors are working to install safety barriers around the slip and open up a detour path. Please take extra care around this area as the detour path will be narrow and uneven until further assessment and remedial works can be undertaken. Read more »