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The sixties return to Upper Hutt’s Main Street

Getting into the swing of the 1960s on Upper Hutt’s Main Street are Reid Perkins, Sarah Garnham, Mike Thomson (from 100% Newbolds), and Jane Comben.

Two sixties-themed exhibitions will be running from late October to early November in commemorating Upper Hutt’s 50 years as a city. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 OCT 2016—The 1960s are coming back to Upper Hutt’s city centre. As part of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Upper Hutt becoming a city, the City Council and… Read more »

Trentham Memorial Park playground upgrade underway

Trentham Memorial Park playground upgrade

An upgraded playground at Upper Hutt’s iconic Trentham Memorial Park begins today.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 OCT 2016—10 October marks the beginning of the playground upgrade at Trentham Memorial Park (TMP). The current playground will be removed and the new playground will be constructed over a six-week period. The new playground will be… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Positive Ageing Week is back


A week of activities to celebrate Upper Hutt’s mature residents has been organised by Upper Hutt City Council for Positive Ageing Week 2016. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 OCT 2016—Each year, Upper Hutt City Council supports Positive Ageing Week, a week dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of mature residents in the Upper Hutt… Read more »

H2O Xtream partially closed for four weeks from 10 October


H2O Xtream is undergoing maintenance for the next four weeks with reduced opening hours and features. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 04 OCT 2016—H2O Xtream will be closed to the public between the hours of 7.30 am and 3.00 pm on weekdays, starting Monday 10 October over a four-week period for scheduled maintenance. This maintenance is… Read more »

Bridge Road Update: Thursday 29 September

The old bridge has now been demolished. Inspection of the demolished 134 year old centre pier showed no sign of any piles. The  independent report last year on cause of bridge failure noted that the central pier of the bridge appeared to be founded on gravel with no sign of piles or bedrock. This is… Read more »

Social media and press workshop well attended in Upper Hutt

A recent workshop on working with Social Media and the Press was well received by local sporting and community organisations wanting to learn more.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 27 SEP 2016—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team and Colin Williams from the Upper Hutt Leader jointly hosted a free workshop on working with Social Media and… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s 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, 19 SEP 2016—The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling has been announced, offering something for everyone in Upper Hutt during the month of October. The Breakaway Festival of Cycling is in its fourth year… Read more »

H2O Xtream aquatic centre changes hours to accommodate roof upgrade

H2O Xtream is changing hours and trialing an earlier opening time as part of a roof upgrade after the September/October school holidays. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 16 SEP 2016—Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre is replacing the part of the multi-level roof which lifted off during a storm in November 2015. In order to carry out… Read more »