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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

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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 »

Updated Upper Hutt health resource now available

Upper Hutt City Council’s Community Services team launched an updated Health Contacts booklet this week. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 MAR 2015—A newly updated health resource was launched by Upper Hutt City Council’s Community Services team this week. The Health Contacts booklet has been revised to make sure the local community has the correct information… Read more »

Mayor to attend LGC hearing on behalf of Upper Hutt

Hearing date now confirmed for Mayor Wayne Guppy, to present Council’s submission to the Local Government Commission.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 MAR 2015—Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy, will be recapping Upper Hutt City Council’s key submission points against the proposal to amalgamate the Wellington region at the public hearing, scheduled in Upper Hutt… Read more »

Upper Hutt to establish a Menzshed

Following support from the community, Council and Rotary look at potential sites for a Menzshed in Upper Hutt. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 MAR 2015—The Upper Hutt Rotary Club is working alongside Upper Hutt City Council and other interested parties to establish a Menzshed for Upper Hutt City. The Menzshed concept is reputed to have… Read more »

Alexander Road remains zoned as Business Industrial

Environment Court gives favourable decision to Upper Hutt City Council to keep Alexander Road’s Business Industrial zoning designation. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 MAR 2015—Upper Hutt City Council has just received a favourable decision from the Environment Court relating to land at 166 Alexander Road in Trentham. The land was subject to a private plan… Read more »

Second round of Sporting Chance now open for applications

After a successful first round, applications are now open for the second round of Activation’s Sporting Chance scholarships. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 26 FEB 2015—Sporting Chance has been established to assist children and youth (ages 8 – 18) attending primary, intermediate or college in Upper Hutt to participate in sport or physical activity. It is… Read more »

Crowds of people set to Bike the Trail on 1 March

Online registrations for this year’s Bike the Trail have been steady with more than 400 people pre-registered for the free family event. UPPER HUTT, Wellington, NZ, 20 FEB 2015—More than 400 people have already registered for this year’s family-friendly Bike the Trail event along the Hutt River Trail. The event is an easy ride and… Read more »

Urzila to connect Upper Hutt community groups

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Well-known comedian, Urzila Carlson, is coming to Upper Hutt to facilitate an evening for community groups to share, learn, and connect with each other. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 FEB 2015—Upper Hutt’s Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre will host Urzila Carlson and an assembly of community groups at a networking event on 4 March. Urzila… Read more »