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No Vaccine Passes Required For Most Public Facilities In Upper Hutt

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:33 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council will not require vaccine passes to be shown at most of its public facilities when the city moves to the traffic light system on 3 December. The public facilities include Upper Hutt Libraries, Council’s Civic Centre and ... More >>

Prison’s Bike Recycling Initiative Donates 30 Bikes To Local School

Monday, 15 November 2021, 5:16 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Students enjoying the new bikes delivered on Monday. Students at Fergusson Intermediate are the latest recipients of Rimutaka Prison’s community bike recycling partnership with Upper Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the Cycle ... More >>

The Hunt Continues For Great Hutt Trees

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 11:02 am | Upper Hutt City Council

The great Lower Hutt tree hunt is on. Council is inviting residents to nominate their favourite tree as part of its work on updating the District Plan. Simon Edwards, chair of Council's District Plan Review subcommittee says "We want residents ... More >>

Groundbreaking Sustainability Stimulus Grant Opens

Friday, 29 October 2021, 9:41 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council’s groundbreaking Sustainability Stimulus Grant opens today. Through the Long Term Plan process, Council committed to introducing a Council-funded Sustainability Stimulus Grant. It is intended that Council will take a partnership ... More >>

Ōrongomai Marae Supreme Winner At Upper Hutt’s Wellington Airport Community Awards

Friday, 23 July 2021, 2:54 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Ōrongomai Marae received a standing ovation when they were announced as supreme winner for Upper Hutt at last night’s Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for 2021. Every year, Wellington International Airport, Wellington Community Trust, ... More >>

New Zealand’s First EV Mobile Library Service To Start In Upper Hutt

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 11:18 am | Upper Hutt City Council

New Zealand’s first electric vehicle mobile library service, Mangaroa, is coming to Upper Hutt Libraries. Blessed this morning, Thursday 22 July, by Matua Kura Moeahu of Te Āti Awa, this service will be in addition to the existing mobile library bus ... More >>

Big Changes Proposed For Residential And Rural Development

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 10:05 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council will begin city-wide engagement this week to seek feedback from residents on proposed changes to its District Plan - Plan Change 50. Over the last two and a half years, Council has been working through a review of the residential ... More >>

Council Locks In Whirinaki Whare Taonga For Another Three Years

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 12:19 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Mayor Guppy met with the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Charitable Trust Chair, Peter Richardson, today to sign the Declaration of Trust (lease) for the next three years. Council owns the land and the building that houses Whirinaki Whare Taonga, ... More >>

Council Says Cheers To Its Volunteers

Monday, 5 July 2021, 7:08 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Mayor Guppy with local netball team at Heretaunga College on Saturday morning On Saturday, Mayor Guppy and a team of Council officers surprised some of the city’s local sports volunteers with random acts of thanks, as part of National Volunteer ... More >>

Ten-year Plan Adopted In Upper Hutt

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 4:31 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council held its meeting on Tuesday afternoon to adopt the Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031. The plan was adopted without changes to Council’s deliberations that were held on 26 May and follows a community-wide consultation during March and ... More >>

H2O Xtream Swimming Facility Closed

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 4:18 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt’s H2O Xtream aquatic centre has closed early today. This closure is due to an air quality issue. A small number of children suffering discomfort have been taken to hospital for observation. Council is investigating the issue and will ... More >>

Upper Hutt Starts With U: Consultation For Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031 Underway

Friday, 26 March 2021, 7:10 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council begins consultation for its Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031 today, seeking the community’s feedback on its plans and proposals for the next 10 years. The plan details how the Council will manage and maintain its facilities, ... More >>

Enhancing The Service Of Upper Hutt Libraries In The Community

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 12:21 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt Libraries has been allocated $335,000 over the next 18 months for three community-focused roles that will enhance the service it provides to the Upper Hutt community. The finance is being provided by the New Zealand Libraries Partnership ... More >>

Upper Hutt Libraries Run Wool Donations Appeal For Local Red Cross Branch

Friday, 12 February 2021, 3:20 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

With the winter months approaching, the Upper Hutt Red Cross is in urgent need of wool for their knitting group who create warm clothing for newborn babies. Upper Hutt Libraries have teamed up with them for a community wool donations appeal, starting ... More >>

Council Continues To Develop People’s Skills Through Free Youth Employment Programme

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 9:26 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council continues to partner with the Ministry of Social Development to empower young job-seekers to be involved in their community through meaningful employment and further study. A recent intake into its Youth Employment Programme ... More >>

Celebrating Local Stories: Upper Hutt Libraries To Host Author Angela Robertson

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 10:38 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt Libraries is starting its 2021 programme of speakers with an author talk, hosting Angela Robertson on Saturday, 30 January, 2.00 pm at its Central branch. The afternoon event marks the launch of a series of events focussed on celebrating ... More >>

Upper Hutt Libraries Address Community’s Digital Literacy Needs

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 10:31 am | Upper Hutt City Council

‘Talk Digital’, a new daily drop-in service at Upper Hutt’s Central Library, opens the conversation about the growing digital divide in New Zealand. With an increasing number of services moving to online-only availability, people are finding it harder ... More >>

Council Shows Support For White Ribbon Day

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 11:43 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is getting behind the annual White Ribbon Campaign this month with a number of activities and events happening across the city to raise awareness. White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the international day when people wear a white ... More >>

Upper Hutt Libraries Introduce Zero Fines Initiative

Monday, 16 November 2020, 8:32 am | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt Libraries Manager, Marion Read, looks forward to welcoming old customers back. Upper Hutt Libraries have become the fourth library in New Zealand to remove overdue fees, meaning that customers will no longer be fined for overdue items they ... More >>

Upper Hutt Libraries Help Give Secondhand Eyeglasses New Life

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 9:25 am | Upper Hutt City Council

The Recycle for Sight initiative returns to Upper Hutt Libraries during October. Run by Lions Clubs throughout New Zealand, the initiative calls for donations of old or unwanted eyeglasses and sunglasses, which will be checked and refurbished ... More >>