Media releases

Read media releases from the Mayor and Hutt City Council.
By-election announced for the Petone Community Board

A by-election is to be held to fill a vacancy on the Petone Community Board following the election of a ...

Mayor welcomes Voice of the Community Report

Hutt City Council has today released the Voice of the Community Report on Naenae Pool and town centre.

Lower Hutt well positioned for housing growth

A region-wide assessment of how Wellington’s cities will meet growing housing demand suggests Lower Hutt is well placed to manage ...

Proposal to tackle housing supply and affordability gets go ahead

A Hutt City Council initiative to improve housing supply and housing affordability was given the green light at an extraordinary ...

Lower Hutt’s New Property Revaluation Completed

Quotable Value has determined a new valuation for all properties in Lower Hutt.

Housing initiative goes to final Council vote

A major Hutt City Council initiative to improve housing supply and affordability in Lower Hutt will be voted on at ...

Community Views Sought on the Eastern Bays Shared Path

Submissions are now being sought from the public on the Eastern Bays Shared Path as resource consent progresses to the ...

Lower Hutt to have a New Deputy Mayor

Mayor Campbell Barry has announced the appointment of two-term Harbour Ward councillor Tui Lewis as the new Deputy Mayor of ...

New Hutt City Council Declared

Final local body election results have been received for Lower Hutt and a new council has been confirmed. Voter turnout ...

Local Body Election Preliminary Result

Preliminary result for the Hutt City Council and Community Board elections held on Saturday 12 October.

Local Body Election Progress Results Announced for Lower Hutt

Initial local body election results, referred to as progress results, have been received for Lower Hutt.

Hutt City Council votes to get its vehicle fleet on the road to zero emissions

Hutt City Council voted last night to fast track the electrification of its vehicle fleet which will see it head ...

Days Bay Wharf getting new skin

People hailing from the Eastern Bays and visitors taking a trip to Days Bay will notice that the wharf has ...

Views sought on bylaw to better protect appearance industry clients

Hutt City Council is calling for submissions on a proposed bylaw aimed at better protecting the health of people using ...

Urban Camouflage Makeover for Lower Hutt

Next week council will meet to consider supporting a new project called “Urban Camouflage” which aims to transform the relatively ...

Geotechnical assessments outside War Memorial Library buildings

The geotechnical work that was due to be undertaken outside the War Memorial Library (WML) buildings earlier this month has ...

International Day of the Older Person to be celebrated with inaugural Senior Regional Games in Lower Hutt

Seniors from across Wellington and the Hutt Valley will gather in Lower Hutt on Tuesday for the first ever Senior ...

Old Naenae Post Office building set for new lease of life

The old Naenae Post Office building in Hillary Court could be given a new lease of life as a temporary ...

Population growing, building hits new highs, economy solid

Lower Hutt has shrugged off several decades in the doldrums and looks to be in a period of sustained growth.

Voting opens today for local elections

Voting documents for this year’s local elections will start arriving in mail boxes from today (Friday 20 September) and voters ...

New homelessness service to receive Council help

Hutt City Council will provide a one-off grant to help Wellington City Mission set-up transitional housing in Lower Hutt for ...

Lower Hutt suburban centres now smoke-free

Lower Hutt’s main suburban shopping centres are now designated smokefree following a review of Hutt City Council’s smokefree policy.

Masonic Villages Woburn Apartments

This is a statement that covers off an operational matter being dealt with by council’s Building Team about which there ...

Lower Hutt War Memorial Library Buildings - Geotechnical Testing and Seismic Assessments (13th Sept Update)

Geotech work outside the War Memorial Library Buildings that was scheduled for next week has been postponed. A new date ...

Council puts its homelessness strategy to work

Hutt City Council has moved quickly to put its Homelessness Strategy into action with the first families now receiving council-funded ...

Heritage in the Hutt 2019

Heritage in the Hutt 2019, Lower Hutt’s month celebrating Heritage, starts this Sunday 8 September running until Monday 30 September.

Petone Settlers Museum - Earthquake prone building notice issued

NOTE:The Petone Settlers Museum is no longer considered earthquake prone. Please have a look at the Detailed Seismic Assessment (5mb). Building ...

Queen Street Reserve - background documents

This page has a list of documents relating to the investigation of Queen Street reserve for housing

Riverbank Market operator retains contract

The contract for the Saturday Riverbank Market has been retained by a local company run by Shunila Hamilton.

Hearing the voice of the community

A project is underway to make sure the voice of the community is heard in decisions about the future of ...

Wainuiomata Queen Street Reserve Statement

This statement is a response to the commitment I made to address the issues raised on the Queen Street Reserve ...

Nominations closed, candidates for local elections announced

Nominations for this year’s local elections closed at 12 noon today (Friday 16 August) and the confirmed list of candidates ...

Responding to growth big opportunity for Lower Hutt

With just over a month until voting opens, Hutt City Council's Pre-election Report(PDF 3.5 MB) sets out the challenges and ...

Artists start work on new installation in Naenae

A large-scale community art project featuring well-known New Zealand artists is about to get underway in Naenae.

Hutt City Council Begins Work on Climate Change Impacts

Hutt City Council has started work to address climate change informed by a new report on coastal adaptation which outlines ...

Councils join forces to help communities reduce waste

Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt councils have partnered on a campaign to help support residents reduce their waste.

Lower Hutt Events Centre celebrates one year anniversary

The Lower Hutt Events Centre celebrates a milestone this month. It’s been one year since the facility opened to the ...

Nominations open for local government elections

Nominations to stand for Mayor, Council and local Community Boards open today for this year’s local government elections.

Developer leading the way on building sustainably

Hutt City Council owned developers Urban Plus Ltd (UPL) have made a commitment to building more sustainable homes, as Council ...

Volunteers celebrated at awards ceremony

Volunteers from across Lower Hutt were last night celebrated for their generosity and service to the community.

Hutt City Council agrees next steps on Naenae Pool

Hutt City Council met today to agree the next steps for Naenae Pool.

Media Advisory: Innovative Young Minds Launches National Programme

Media are invited to attend the sessions at the 2019 Innovative Young Minds programme - a pioneering initiative by Hutt ...

Business start-ups to get help through incubator initiative

A business incubator programme that will provide entrepreneurs with a step up to make it in the business world is ...

Hutt City Council sets rates for 2019/20

Hutt City Council set the rates for the 2019/20 year last night, with an average rates increase across all ratepayers ...

Hutt City Council declares climate emergency

Hutt City Council has joined other cities in declaring a climate emergency at a council meeting this evening citing the ...

Hutt City Council's Matt Reid wins Sport NZ leadership award

Hutt City Council’s Matt Reid has been awarded Sport NZ’s CK Doig Leadership Award for 2019.

Hutt City Council’s New Chief Executive Welcomed at Waiwhetu Marae

Hutt City Council’s new Chief Executive Jo Miller has been welcomed to the city at a powhiri at Waiwhetu Marae ...

Laneway project a glimpse of the future

The transformation of a drab central city laneway into an elegant place for pedestrians to pause is a taste of ...

Hutt City Council’s Annual Plan to tackle homelessness

Hutt City Council last night unanimously approved funding for a plan to support families on the brink of becoming homeless, ...

Advice from Lime Scooters about suspension of services in the Hutt Valley

Lime advises that seasonality is common in the e-scooter industry and ridership fluctuates with the weather. This is a seasonal ...

Funding for World Class Innovation Hub Welcomed

Hutt City Council has welcomed the government’s $75M commitment to Callaghan Innovation that Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon. Dr. ...

Statement of Clarification regarding media coverage on the Central City Transformation Plan

Central city not a demolition derby The Dominion Post (25 May) and Hutt News (4 April) ran stories about Hutt City ...

Te Hikoi Ararewa (Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path) Opening Welcomed by Community

Since the beginning of 2019, nearly 17000 pedestrians and over 6500 cyclists have traversed the Wainuiomata Hill for fitness, for ...

Media Advisory Te Hikoi Ararewa (Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path) Opening

Media are invited to attend the opening of Te Hikoi Ararewa (Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path) – a new route, which ...

Eastern Bays Shared Path moves forward

The Eastern Bays Shared Path has taken a step forward this month with the lodgement of a resource consent application ...

Media Advisory Invent the Future @ Te Wā Heke

Science, technology and innovation are shaping the world, and changing our lives on a daily basis. New Zealand’s technology and ...

Hutt City Council welcomes focus on well-being

Hutt City Council has welcomed news that the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill has passed its third and final ...

Education Ministers visit Naenae Clubhouse

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has visited Naenae Clubhouse this week to find out more about the success it’s having helping ...

Community and Council discuss future of Naenae Pool

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says tonight’s public meeting in Naenae was positive for the community, giving residents and pool ...

Mobility parking app comes to Lower Hutt

The free CCS Disability Action Access Aware mobility parking app is about to go live in Lower Hutt.

Recycling Campaign Launches in Lower Hutt

Let’s sort out waste is a new campaign launched by Hutt City Council today which aims to raise awareness about ...

Melling delay disappointing, says Lower Hutt Mayor

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace is disappointed with today’s announcement regarding the Melling Interchange, saying it is an unacceptable delay ...

Representation changes in lead-up to local government election

The Local Government Commission has determined that there will be changes to how Lower Hutt residents are represented by Hutt ...

Naenae Pool Closes Following Engineering Report

Hutt City Council has tonight decided to close the main Naenae swimming pool facility after receiving engineering advice that has ...

Recycling changes on the way for Lower Hutt

As the international market for plastic recycling shrinks Hutt City Council is signalling changes are on the way for kerbside ...

Concern over minimum standards for the appearance industry driving change

Tattoo shops, beauty salons, cosmetic clinics, spas, nail clinics and skin piercing businesses in Lower Hutt are to be asked ...

Colin the T-Rex has a new home

The giant steel Tyrannosaurus Rex known as Colin has found a new home.

Decision-making time for homelessness in Lower Hutt

Hutt City Council is about to start considering possible responses to homelessness in Lower Hutt, including Council’s contribution to tackling ...

Lower Hutt community gather to support Christchurch

A large crowd gathered at the Hutt Recreation Ground on Wednesday 20 March to mark the events in Christchurch and ...

Supporting Ōtautahi Christchurch

Mayor Ray Wallace has today announced there will be a community gathering in Lower Hutt on Wednesday 20 March to ...

Get your nominations in for the Hutt City Council Civic Honours Awards

Nominations are open for Hutt City Council’s annual Civic Honours Awards, which celebrate the dedication and achievements of volunteers who ...

Lower Hutt asked to Have Your Say in a new way

Hutt City Council is providing communities with a new interactive way to share ideas on what makes their city a ...

Hutt City Council appoints new Chief Executive

Hutt City Council has appointed a new Chief Executive. She is Jo Miller and she will take up the role ...

Innovative Young Minds Launches National Programme

Media are invited to attend the launch of the 2019 Innovative Young Minds programme - a pioneering initiative by Hutt ...

Innovative Young Minds Launches National Programme

Innovative Young Minds was launched last night at The Dowse to a crowd of technologists, innovators, engineers, science and technology ...

Statement re Lime Scooters 25 February 2019

Hutt City Council is fully committed to ensuring that users of e-scooters are not at undue risk and that the ...

Naenae Community Hub Moves Forward

An important milestone for the new Naenae Community Hub was announced by Hutt City Council today following completion of the ...

Homelessness strategy moves ahead, now have your say

Hutt City Council has laid out its broad vision of how to tackle homelessness in the city. Now it wants ...

Go by Bike Day

People going for a morning bike ride in Lower Hutt on Wednesday 13 February can enjoy a free breakfast at ...

Wainuiomata Shared Path (stage two) temporarily closed to pedestrians and cyclists

Due to increased construction on Stage Two of the Wainuiomata Shared Path the decision has been made by Hutt City ...

New Housing Developments Proving Attractive to First Home Buyers

Three new medium-density housing developments in Lower Hutt are attracting huge interest from buyers, indicating that what Kiwis want in ...

'Scan the Scene for Pedestrians' Campaign Launch

Drivers around the Wellington region are reminded to look carefully for pedestrians, with the new ‘Scan the scene’ campaign.

Building Boom on the way for Lower Hutt

A building boom is on the way for Lower Hutt, with building consents and applications for new buildings reaching an ...

Naenae main pool and fitness suite open to the public

As of 10 April 2019 Naenae pool+fitness is closed following an engineering report.For updates and opening hours at our other ...

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