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Call to be more vigilant when checking tyres

The number of cars with worn-out tyres has increased noticeably, according to Hutt City Council’s parking wardens.

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau, is back in 2018 and bigger than ever as ...

Empowering Tamariki: Connecting Rata Street School kids to learning

A new scheme starting in September will see 124 Year 5 and 6 children from Rata Street School in Naenae ...

Consented discharge at Hinemoa Street

Due to the extreme rainfall on Tuesday 12 June 2018, untreated sewage from the Hinemoa Street pumping station overflowed into ...

Lower Hutt Events Centre provides training and employment opportunities

The Lower Hutt Events Centre, which will officially be opened on Saturday 14 July, has employed more than 120 tradespeople ...

Have your say on how you are represented at Council

Hutt City Council is reviewing the way Lower Hutt residents are represented at Council, in preparation for the 2019 local ...

Earthquake Prone Buildings at Queensgate

Hutt City Council has been advised by Stride Property that draft engineering reports they have received on their buildings at ...

Hutt City Council agrees priorities for Long Term Plan

Hutt City Council has agreed the priorities for its 2018-2028 Long Term Plan at a Community Plan Committee meeting, including ...

Lower Hutt youth programme shows big return on investment

An evaluation of a Lower Hutt youth training and employment programme has shown it to be a valuable investment for ...

Mayor welcomes thermal upgrade for Hutt homes

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has welcomed Housing New Zealand’s announcement of a pilot programme to improve the thermal performance ...

Queensgate proud to be smokefree

World Smokefree Day is 31 May and this year’s theme celebrates New Zealand’s smokefree achievements.

HighLight: Carnival of Lights a finalist at the Wellington Gold Awards

The inaugural HighLight: Carnival of Lights has been recognised as one of the region’s best events last year, being nominated ...

Lower Hutt ratepayers could pay more for flood protection

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is calling on Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to abandon plans to change the funding ...

Homelessness Strategy for Lower Hutt

Hutt City Council is taking action to address homelessness in the city, following a unanimous decision on Tuesday night to ...

Wainuiomata Community Board member resigns

Long-serving Wainuiomata Community Board member Margaret Willard has today resigned and a by-election will be required to find her replacement ...

Passionate submissions heard by Council

Hutt City Council’s Community Plan Committee heard from a number of very passionate submitters at its Long Term Plan hearings ...

Encouraging kids to play for health

Hutt City Council, with the support of naming rights partner Cummings Kilgariff and Co, is launching a new programme for ...

It’s the Ricoh Sports Centre for Fraser Park

Ricoh New Zealand has been announced as the naming rights sponsor for Lower Hutt’s new Sports Centre at Fraser Park.

Wharves’ refurbishment work to be reviewed

Hutt City Council is reviewing work to refurbish or demolish the wharves at Rona Bay, Days Bay, Point Howard and ...

Space Challenge lands in Lower Hutt

Some of the best brains working in the space-related sector in New Zealand (companies, start-ups, universities etc.) are competing in ...

Quake-prone building owner pleads guilty

Hutt City Council has successfully prosecuted a Lower Hutt company for failing to complete strengthening work on an earthquake-prone residential ...

Plenty for science enthusiasts at Hutt STEMM festival

The entire month of May is dedicated to science and technology in Lower Hutt, with events and workshops for all ...

Strong interest in new Lower Hutt Events Centre

With the opening of the new Lower Hutt Events Centre and refurbished Town Hall just a couple of months ...

One week left to have your say on the future of Lower Hutt

There’s only one week left for locals to have their say on Hutt City Council’s draft plan for the next ...

Prominent developer latest to invest in Lower Hutt rejuvenation

Hutt City Council’s work to rejuvenate the city has received another boost with well-known Wellington developer Ian Cassels the latest ...

Safety upgrade of Waddington Drive to start soon

Work will soon start on improving the safety of Waddington Drive, Naenae following several excessive speed-related crashes on the street.

Top international bowlers compete at Naenae this week

Some of Australasia’s top bowls players will be in action in Naenae this week and Matt Reid from Hutt City ...

Learn about the sources of Aotearoa’s unique resources

GNS Science and Hutt City Libraries are again joining forces in 2018 to hold a series of free science seminars ...

Final push for Fraser Park

Members of the public have an opportunity to ‘leave a mark on Fraser Park’ by sponsoring an engraved brick or ...

Local leaders pleased with reprieve for Hutt bus services

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has welcomed news of a temporary reprieve for the Airport Flyer, Wainuiomata, Stokes Valley and ...

Our city, our community, our future – community views wanted on Hutt City Council’s Long Term Plan

Hutt City Council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028 consultation document, Our city, our community, our future, is now available for community ...

City's Economy Solid

Lower Hutt’s retail sector has shrugged off the after-effects of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake and the city’s wider economy is ...

Dawn service and public exhibition to mark 50th Anniversary of the Wahine disaster – 10 April

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace will host a public memorial service on the coast at Eastbourne on 10 April to ...

Mayor and local MP welcome positive step in Hutt City housing plan

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and local list MP Ginny Andersen say a meeting with Housing Minister Phil Twyford and ...

Lower Hutt to ‘buzz’ with electric vehicles

A convoy of electric vehicles (EVs) are buzzing into Lower Hutt this month as part of the #LeadingTheCharge country wide ...

Council’s proposal for Waddington Drive

Hutt City Council has developed a proposal to address the speed issue in Waddington Drive, Naenae.

Waddington Drive Local Area Traffic Management Scheme

Several recent accidents, where drivers lost control of their vehicles, have highlighted worrying and hazardous driving behaviours along Waddington Drive.

Point Howard Wharf to remain off limits to the public

Point Howard Wharf will remain closed to the public indefinitely after an inspection of its damaged piles found the work ...

Stay safe at Rona Bay

Rona Bay is a great place to hang out and escape the summer heat but one or two visitors may ...

Council takes a closer look at homelessness in the city

Hutt City Council is about to launch a survey as part of its work to better understand homelessness in the ...

Leading edge residential development nears completion

Hutt City Council-owned property company Urban Plus Limited is about to celebrate the completion of its most ambitious residential development ...

Changes to community service funding

Hutt City Council has made significant changes to its Community Funding Strategy. These changes will be implemented on 1 July 2018. A ...

Protecting the city’s natural heritage

Hutt City Council is in the initial stages of strengthening protections for the city’s valuable native plant and animal habitats ...

2017

Press releases and news from 2017.

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