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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 ...

Avalon Park Development heads toward completion

Illustration of Stage 3 by PAOS landscape architects* Work has started on the third and final stage of Avalon Park’s transformation. Main ...

Temporary Closure of Point Howard Wharf

Hutt City Council has closed Point Howard Wharf to the public to allow remedial work on the wharf to be ...

Extending relief from the heat at Lower Hutt's summer pools

As a heatwave descends on much of the country, Lower Hutt’s residents will be able to stay cool for longer ...

Retirement village for Wainuiomata - Mayor and Councillors delighted!

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and local councillors are delighted with today’s announcement by The Masonic Village Trust for a ...

Welcome progress on Petone to Grenada link road

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has welcomed the Government announcement to progress the Petone to Grenada Link Road, citing increased ...

Lower Hutt’s first parking policy approved

A full Hutt City Council meeting last night approved the city’s first parking policy. The policy sets out a rationale and ...

Council confirms park for pups in Wainuiomata

Dog owners will welcome news that Hutt City Council has purchased land in Parkway, Wainuiomata with the intention of creating ...

Petone Wharf to reopen over summer

There’s good news for those who love to fish or stroll along Petone Wharf.

Pathway on Wainuiomata Hill begins

Pathway to improve safety and access for cyclists and walkers on Wainuiomata Hill begins

CBD's Future

Hutt City Council is seeking residents’ views on how they want their CBD to look in the decades ahead.

Sleigh bells to ring across Lower Hutt this Christmas

Pop-Up Carols bring sing-a-long fun, and the Kiwi Christmas is celebrated in Dowse Square this year as part of Christmas ...

Housing proposal out for consultation

Hutt City Council is now calling for submissions on its proposal to enable medium density housing and a wider range ...

Rona Bay Wharf refurbishment

Council is kicking off its comprehensive wharf refurbishment programme next month with works commencing on the Rona Bay Wharf at ...

Hutt Valley residents encouraged to bring household hazardous waste to the free annual collection

The Hutt Valley’s annual household hazardous waste collection is on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October.

New Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub ready to open

The new Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub will be officially opened by Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace on Friday 27 ...

Proposal to give Lower Hutt room to grow gets Council approval

Hutt City Council voted last night to approve the public notification of a proposed District Plan change that could allow ...

Lower Hutt’s first parking policy up for consultation

Hutt City Council is calling for feedback on its new draft parking policy.

New parking app for Lower Hutt drivers

Fear of the parking ticket could be a thing of the past.

Councillors to take a fresh look at housing

Hutt City Councillors will soon consider proposals to enable medium density housing and a wider range of housing types to ...

Lower Hutt Civic Precinct continues to take shape

The next stage of the Lower Hutt Civic Precinct development is about to begin with phase three of the Riddiford ...

Scholarship for award-winning refugee

Enthusiastic, creative, ambitious and driven are a few of the many positive words that have been used to describe Naenae ...

Health and Ability Expo

If you have a disability or care for someone who does make sure you come along to the Health and ...

New pipeline for Knights Road

Wellington Water is back at work on Knights Road, Lower Hutt. A 1.5 kilometre pipeline is being installed from Waterloo ...

Accessibility and Inclusiveness Panel ready to go

Hutt City Council’s call for qualified and capable people to represent the disability community on city issues has attracted some ...

Consented discharge at Hinemoa Street

Due to the extreme rainfall on Thursday 13 July 2017, untreated sewage from the Hinemoa Street and Malone Road sewage ...

'Home Videos’ help explain Council business

A suite of ‘how to’ animated videos is helping people understand Hutt City Council’s building and consenting processes.

Residential intensification survey results

The vision of growing and rejuvenating Lower Hutt is dependent on having sufficient housing and a wider range of housing ...

Local businesses helping make Lower Hutt light spectacular extra special

Lower Hutt businesses are joining Hutt City Council to deliver HighLight: Carnival of Lights later this year.

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 ...

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