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Hutt City Council welcomes major boost from Government for rebuild of Naenae pool

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry joined Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Naenae today, where the Government announced a $27 million ...

Major upgrade proposed for rubbish and recycling

Hutt City Council is seeking feedback from the community on a major upgrade proposed for the city’s rubbish and recycling ...

First off the blocks for healthier, more energy-efficient housing

Hutt City Council is the first New Zealand council to include building performance information on properties’ Land Information Memoranda (LIMs).

Statement of clarification on RiverLink

Recent media reports have focused on the RiverLink project being potentially fast-tracked under the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Bill. ...

Innovating Streets funding coming to Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt Deputy Mayor Tui Lewis is delighted that the city will benefit from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency funding ...

Mayor Campbell Barry appoints independent chairperson to Hutt City Council’s Audit and Risk subcommittee

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has announced the appointment of Suzanne Tindal as the independent chairperson of Hutt City Council’s ...

Hutt City Council opts for lower rates increase and cuts costs for year ahead

Hutt City Council met today to agree on final decisions for its 2020/2021 Annual Plan, which sets out priorities ...

Grant scheme to support indigenous habitats on private land kicks off

Hutt City Council today launched a scheme to support private landowners wanting to protect and improve indigenous plant and animal ...

Greenhouse gases down but more work to do

A new report shows that gross greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are down by 11% across Lower Hutt and there has ...

Lower Hutt Community Resilience Fund grants over $20,000 to local community groups

The Hutt City Council’s Community Resilience Fund has granted over $20,000 towards community initiatives since being established in April.

Public spaces support more people to be smokefree in Lower Hutt

In the lead up to World Smokefree Day the number of people who do not smoke is at an ...

Mayor encourages Lower Hutt community to continue supporting each other

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has thanked the many groups and individuals who’ve supported our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Lower Hutt sport and recreation groups receive boost to help through Covid-19

Sport and recreation groups across Lower Hutt are set to receive a funding boost today, after Hutt City Council agreed ...

Hutt City Council waives outdoor seating fees for cafes and restaurants

Lower Hutt cafes and restaurants will be eligible for a free 12 month licence to install more outdoor seating and ...

Thousands return to Hutt City Libraries

Hutt City Libraries recorded high numbers of visitors in the first week of Alert Level 2 as they welcomed back ...

Mayor Campbell Barry to host virtual public meetings

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry will host two virtual public meetings this week to engage the community about Hutt City’s ...

Hutt City Council Facilities and Services at Level 2

Hutt City Council is working to make our facilities safe so they can open following the government’s announcements earlier in ...

Kerbside recycling to resume under Alert Level 2 across Lower Hutt

Hutt City Council today confirmed that kerbside recycling will resume on Thursday 14 May when New Zealand moves into Alert ...

Community asked to have their say as Lower Hutt rates rise cut by half

Hutt City Council is proposing to reduce its operating budget by $3 million and reduce a proposed rates rise by ...

Funding sought to improve Lower Hutt streetscape for COVID-19 recovery

Hutt City Council is applying for a share of the Government’s recently announced funding to support temporary footpath expansions, which ...

Hutt City Council services at Alert Level 3

As New Zealand prepares to move into Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28 April Hutt City Council will be continuing ...

Building consents continue under lockdown, numbers continue to rise

Hutt City Council’s consents teams have been running at full steam during lockdown as the number of consents and their ...

Lower Hutt Community Resilience Fund open for applications

Hutt City Council’s newly established Community Resilience Fund is now accepting applications from community groups and charities, Lower Hutt Mayor ...

Mayor Campbell Barry announces voluntary pay cut

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has today announced he will take a voluntary pay cut of 10 per cent for ...

Hutt City Council acts to cut proposed 7.9% rates increase

Hutt City Council met today under urgency to approve a plan and to progress an emergency budget in response to ...

Hutt City Libraries online and in your home

Communities in Lower Hutt are staying connected during the lockdown through a new online service that is providing a large ...

Lower Hutt's public artesian well taps closed

Hutt City Council and Wellington Water, on the advice of Regional Public Health, have closed the public artesian water supply ...

Hutt City Council takes action to support local people and business

Hutt City Councillors met today to agree on a range of immediate actions to support local people and businesses in ...

Hutt City Council suspends parking charges

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has announced Hutt City Council will stop enforcing parking charges until the COVID-19 alert level ...

Hutt City Council to close public facilities

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has today announced all Hutt City Council’s community facilities will be closed to the public, ...

Research highlights housing pressures in Lower Hutt

Recent Hutt City Council research has highlighted serious challenges around housing affordability and starkly shown how many households are struggling ...

New Corporate Leadership Team Appointed to Hutt City Council

Chief Executive Jo Miller has announced the appointment of a new corporate leadership team for Hutt City Council.

Wainuiomata Heartland Ride gets green light

A new on-road cycle touring route through Wainuiomata has been given provisional approval after a successful application to Waka Kotahi ...

Big decisions ahead for residents

Hutt City Council has met and agreed on the issues that will be put to Lower Hutt residents ahead of ...

Hutt City Councillors briefed on significant financial challenges

Hutt City Councillors were briefed about pressing financial challenges and were presented options to increase rates as well as borrowing.

Water high on the agenda for Hutt City Council

Hutt City Councillors have held initial discussions today about what's been recognised as a national challenge facing local government – ...

New Melling Interchange a boost for Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has welcomed today’s news the Government will fund a new Melling Interchange near central Lower ...

Hutt City Council looks to make rating system fairer

Today Hutt City Council met to discuss its approach to how rates are allocated between residents and commercial property owners.

Voting opens Monday for Petone Community Board by-election

A by-election to fill a vacancy on the Petone Community Board will get underway next week.

2018 media releases

Media releases and news from 2018

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