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Community Committees now Community Panels

A Community Panel model will replace four Community Committees disbanded in 2016 before the local government election.

Fraser Park sport and community facility construction to begin

The green light has been given to the construction of a $12 million sport and community facility at Lower Hutt’s ...

New Community Funding Strategy for City

A significant change to the way Hutt City Council allocates funding was approved at a Council meeting last night (23 ...

Former mayor honoured

A full Hutt City Council meeting last night approved the naming of a street after former Lower Hutt Mayor Glen ...

Balanced approach to living wage at Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has adopted a new Remuneration and Employment Policy reflecting its commitment to paying the living wage while ...

New bike track for Waiwhetu community

Two years of planning and fundraising have gone into the creation of a new bike track to be opened at ...

Catchment artwork formally opens 18 May

A colourful geometric artwork which has replaced an out-of-date advertising sign in the Lower Hutt CBD is being blessed and ...

Housing a key factor in city's rejuvenation

Lower Hutt’s rejuvenation projects are underway, the city’s population is growing and new businesses opening so Hutt City Council is ...

Lighting towers at Hutt Rec to be removed

Four lighting towers at the Hutt Recreation Ground which have been used infrequently over the past 10 years will be ...

New traffic signals at Hutt Rd/Petone Ave intersection

Lower Hutt’s newest signalised intersection at Hutt Road and Petone Avenue will be turned on during the week beginning 22 ...

Lower Hutt leading the way as a smokefree city

World Smokefree Day is 31 May: in Lower Hutt we’re celebrating all of May as smokefree.

Felled Pines Turned to Firewood for Whanau

For some Wainuiomata and Stokes Valley families, a boot load of free firewood is a nice boost as winter sets ...

Art and Sister Cities Promote Trade and Tolerance

Art and the Sister City programme play a critical part in bringing the world’s people together in fellowship and friendship, ...

Putting the lid on liquor outlet numbers attracts scant interest

Only five submissions from residents were made to Hutt City Council, as it considers putting a cap on the number ...

Little appetite for Easter Sunday trading

A Hutt City Council committee has recommended not developing a policy on whether shops can open on Easter Sunday at ...

We’re highlighting Lower Hutt with brand new events

The mysterious lights shining from the top of Lower Hutt’s War Memorial Library finally have an explanation.

Keen interest in city's 2017-18 proposed Annual Plan

Nearly 600 submissions on the Council’s 2017-2018 Annual Plan have been received since the calling for submissions on 28 March. ...

Chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply to continue

The recent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply is to continue while investigations into the source of recent positive E.coli ...

Eastbourne Marine Parade South made safer

New bollards will be positioned on the narrow section of Marine Parade, south Eastbourne between Hinau and Kauri Streets to ...

Celebrating women’s contributions in tech at Hutt STEMM Festival

The Hutt STEMM Festival returns 6-21 May with Hutt City Council and other local organisations preparing a wide array of ...

More services available from Council computers

Accessing Council services online just got better from Hutt City Council’s public computers.

Anzac story still holds true for Mayor Ray Wallace

The Anzac values of commitment to country and to each other are as relevant today as they were on the ...

Planners, politicians must work together, says Hutt Mayor

Planners and politicians need to work together in the best interests of their communities in changing times, says Lower Hutt’s ...

Clear evidence needed to support changes to Council’s alcohol policy

The community is asked to provide clear evidence about the harm caused by alcohol abuse to support changes to the ...

Issues of Grave Concern

3 - 9 April is Cemeteries Week.

One hour free parking trial ends in central Lower Hutt

The one hour free parking trial in central Lower Hutt comes to an end this Sunday (2 April).

A better and brighter welcome to the CBD

Replacing an old and outdated but prominent sign in the Lower Hutt CBD with a new vibrant artwork will take ...

New cycle track for the Naenae community

This Friday Rata Street School’s new bike track will be opened.

New independent directors for Council CCOs

New independent directors have been appointed to the boards of Hutt City Council-Controlled-Organisations (CCOs) Seaview Marina Limited and Urban Plus ...

Progress made on living wage discussion in Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is pleased his recommendation on the living wage was passed at last night’s full council ...

Colourful Chorus Cabinets in the Hutt

Everything from a kiwi and a ruru to sign language and a “fish out of water” will adorn seven high ...

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace to make living wage recommendation on Tuesday

At Tuesday’s full Hutt City Council meeting Mayor Ray Wallace will make a recommendation that Hutt City Council “supports in ...

Water warning for Waiwhetu Stream

Due to the extreme rainfall on Sunday 12 March 2017, untreated sewage from the Hinemoa Street sewage pumping station overflowed ...

Queensgate Mall update #4

Removal of the northeastern corner of the Queensgate Shopping Centre, Lower Hutt is complete.

Completion of indoor bowling green delayed

Quality assurance processes have detected a fabrication error with the steel frame covering the indoor green at the new regional ...

Should we have trading on Easter Sunday in Lower Hutt?

Hutt City Council is asking members of the community if trading on Easter Sunday should be allowed in Lower Hutt.

Council proposes changes to financial strategy to continue citywide rejuvenation

On 21 February Hutt City Council met to discuss proposed projects, strategies and budgets to be included the 2017/18 Draft ...

Council's Chief Executive reappointed

Hutt City Council’s Chief Executive Tony Stallinger has been reappointed for a further two years.

Parkway Junior Playground ready for action 4 March

Children under five in Wainuiomata will be very happy with the re-opening of a local playground that has been given ...

Registrations now open for Hutt STEMM Festival 2017

The Hutt STEMM Festival, in its third year, educates, inspires and showcases Lower Hutt’s strengths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics ...

Drop-in session to share plans for new cycleway: 25 February

We love cycling here in the Hutt and on Saturday 25 February we want to share our plans for a ...

Apply now for community art support

Hutt City Council’s Creative Communities Funding Scheme has money to give groups and individuals running arts projects in Lower Hutt.

Hutt real food heroes inspire the next wave of food innovation

What happens when experienced real food heroes get together with a new batch of enthusiastic locals to work on our ...

Water Quality Tests

Update #5 (7 February 9pm)

Test results all clear

Follow-up tests taken after a positive result from a water sample taken on Friday, show no e-coli in the water.

Chlorine added to water in Lower Hutt

People in Lower Hutt who normally receive unchlorinated drinking water may notice a slight smell and taste of chlorine in ...

Drone Video project unites local musicians

More news from Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival

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