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GWRC: Increased risk from Toxic Algae in Hutt River

River users, particularly those with dogs, should avoid upper parts of the Hutt River due to increased growth of toxic algae, says Greater Wellington Regional Council, Regional Public Health and Upper Hutt City Council. Monitoring of the Hutt River at Silverstream, Poets Park and Birchville, shows large amount of toxic algal mats are washing up… Read more »

H2O Xtream Teen Board brighten up Maoribank Park in Upper Hutt

Maoribank Park mural

The H2O Xtream Teen Board has worked collaboratively with Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt Valley Artist Chimp to spruce up an area of Maoribank Park with a vibrant new mural. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 FEB 2016— A new mural installed in Maoribank Park is a massive success in both its visual impact to… Read more »

Russell Street—road stopping

Russell Street aerial

As part of Council’s Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025, an area of land in the Upper Hutt’s city centre, currently occupied by Russell Street, has been identified as being suitable to become an open space area for seating and outdoor public entertainment. More information is available on consultation.upperhuttcity.com Read more »

Wellingon Water: Dry weather takes toll on water supply

Wellington Water is calling for householders to be water smart as the run of dry weather has led to a dramatic jump in consumption. Water demand yesterday for Lower Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington hit 168 million litres (ML) – much higher than the same time last week (Thursday 28 January was 138 ML).… Read more »

Upper Hutt youth restore pride in their community

Blueberry Grove alleyway

Upper Hutt City Council coordinates a restoration project in Blueberry alleyway in order to lower graffiti vandalism in the community. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 FEB 2016—The year is off to a bright start, thanks to a restoration project for local youth artists, coordinated by Upper Hutt City Council. The project paired local youth with… Read more »

Bridge Road Update

The New Bridge Tenders will be called for the new bridge mid next week (9 February) with the successful tenderer appointed around mid-March. The successful contractor’s first operation will be the demolition of the old bridge during April/May before the fish spawning season and ordering the special steel for the beams from China. Contract completion… Read more »

Ashes to Ashen—Aurora 44 brings new life to Upper Hutt’s former CIT complex

Former CIT

Game developer Aurora 44 has taken up residence in Upper Hutt’s former CIT complex as they continue development of their flagship game, Ashen. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 29 JAN 2016—Upper Hutt’s former CIT campus has a new tenant, Aurora 44, who are developing their first official game—Ashen. According to Aurora 44’s web presence, “Ashen is… Read more »

2016 Annual Community Survey coming up for Upper Hutt residents

Upper Hutt City Council’s performance and services to the community will be under the spotlight as it seeks feedback from residents.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—This year’s Annual Community Survey will begin on Tuesday, 9 February. The survey, which is initiated by Upper Hutt City Council, may take up to 3 weeks, concluding… Read more »

Get active on your way to work on Go By Bike Day

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are encouraging residents to embrace Go By Bike day on Wednesday 10 February, enticing them with a free breakfast to fuel their efforts. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—This year’s nation-wide Go By Bike Day is on Wednesday 10 February. Supported by Bikewise, the Go By Bike Day… Read more »

Activity resource for over-60s re-released in Upper Hutt

60+ Activity booklet

Upper Hutt activities for people aged 60+ is a helpful resource provided by the Upper Hutt City Council listing activities for those who are local or new to the area. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 28 JAN 2016—An updated older adults resource was launched by Upper Hutt City Council’s Community Development team this week. The Upper… Read more »