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Akatarawa Road now open

Slip blocking Akatarawa Road

2.20 pm Akatarawa Road is now open. Drivers are asked to take care through the area. 10.20 am Akatarawa Road is now closed to through traffic due to a slip. The slip is approximately 2 km past Staglands Wildlife Reserve. Staglands remains open and can be accessed from Upper Hutt. Contractors are being sent to… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council receives BB CouncilMARK™ rating

A report completed by the local government excellence programme shows the Upper Hutt Community is being served well by its Council. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 AUG 2018—Upper Hutt City Council received a BB rating in its CouncilMARK™ report released today, highlighting a good standard of performance. CouncilMARK reports are designed to give councils and… Read more »

Hitting the right notes this Christmas

Get the vocal chords ready, and start planning your float as the theme of the Upper Hutt 2018 Santa Parade is ‘Christmas Carols’ and now is the time to plan your wonderful float! The much-loved Santa Parade is back for 2018 with a brand new theme of ‘Christmas Carols’, bringing sweet sounds to Main Street… Read more »

Upper Hutt groups celebrated for their contribution to the community

Upper Hutt community groups were honoured at Wednesday night’s Wellington International Airport Community Awards Ceremony. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2018—The Upper Hutt awards ceremony for the Wellington International Airport Community Awards was held at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 8 August. His Worship the Mayor, Wayne Guppy hosted representatives from… Read more »

Upper Hutt Central Library building closure—10 August update

Earthquake strengthening work started this week on Upper Hutt Central Library building. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 AUG 2018—Work is now underway to strengthen the Upper Hutt Central Library building at 844 Fergusson Drive. Maycroft Construction was awarded the contract at last week’s Council meeting. This week’s preparatory work included replacement of the main glass… Read more »

GWRC: Upper Hutt’s Cannon Point walkway open to the public

People looking to walk Upper Hutt’s Cannon Point Walkway can now do so following the re-opening to the public of its zig zag access section following its closure in December last year. “We’re really glad it’s once again open the public, it gives yet another beautiful option for keen walkers, runners and cyclists and one more… Read more »

H2O Xtream plans big weekend before maintenance closure

Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre has a weekend of big events lined up before closing for 8 weeks of maintenance.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 JUL 2018—This weekend is your last chance to swim at H2O Xtream before it closes for maintenance. Aqua Beatz— Friday 20 July, 7.00 – 10.00 pm A night of… Read more »

Upper Hutt Central Library building closure—17 July update

Building consents for the strengthening of the Upper Hutt Central Library building have been lodged. There has been extensive input into the proposed remedial works by structural and mechanical engineers, fire consultants, architects, contractors, and Council staff. Work is expected to commence on the building in August 2018, after Council approval, with an anticipated completion… Read more »