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Standard & Poor's confirm Council’s AA rating

Financial services company Standard & Poor’s has confirmed Hutt City Council’s AA rating in their latest evaluation.

Council to decide on amendments to gambling policy

Hutt City Council will be making a decision on amendments to its gambling policy at a meeting of Council on 2 September.

Council to discuss Wainuiomata retirement village proposal

A proposal to purchase Council land in Wainuiomata’s Hugh Sinclair Park for the purposes of building a retirement village will be considered during next Tuesday’s full Council meeting.

Big push for healthy, warm and dry homes

Lower Hutt is leading the region in getting property owners to take up the Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation programme. Recent figures released by EECA show 946 houses have been insulated ...

Save the date for Hutt City Discovery Day

Sometimes it’s really easy to overlook what’s in your own backyard but Discovery Day is set to change that with a family-friendly day out that opens up local organisations, places and facilities.

New underpass provides secure passage in Seaview

A new underpass gives cyclists and walkers in Seaview an alternative to crossing busy Seaview Road.

Hutt Says Konnichiwa to Sister City Teachers

A visit from four teachers continues to strengthen the sister city relationship between Lower Hutt and Minoh City, Japan.

Hutt City Libraries leading online learning

Hutt City Libraries is the first public library in New Zealand to offer access to – a world-renowned online tutorial service. Hutt City Libraries has subscribed to so Hutt City...

Petone Settlers Museum temporarily closed

The Petone Settlers Museum is temporarily closed until Wednesday 3 September.

Construction work underway on the Taita Sport & Community Centre

On 11 August, Mayor Ray Wallace and Alister Skene the Chair of the Community Facilities Trust broke the ground at the Taita Sport & Community Centre, marking the beginning of construction on ...

Hutt City paves the way for walk and bike-friendly city

Hutt City Council’s Policy and Regulatory Committee has recommended that Council should increase its investment in cycling and walking infrastructure by $3,012,000 over three years to encourage...

Start training - entries have opened for 2014 Hutt City Tri

Be brave and sign up to this year’s Hutt City Tri while there’s still more than three months to train. Entries opened this week for the popular ‘beginner’ Triathlon, Duathlon and Shoe Clinic 5 km r...

Repair to pipeline underway

Urgent work continues to repair a section of the Hutt Valley's main outfall pipeline (MOP) after a leak on Seaview Road was discovered earlier this week. The MOP takes treated wastewater from the...

Companies and Local Authority Take Action on Engineering Shortage

The Hutt City Council joins engineering companies to provide scholarships for students to study diplomas and degrees in engineering.  “There is an urgent need to address the shortage of engineers...

Watershed plan for the city, says Mayor Wallace

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace has described Hutt City Council’s Annual Plan, confirmed yesterday, as a “watershed” for the city.

More than 600 submissions received and counting

People wanting to talk to the mayor and councillors about their Draft Annual Plan submission are encouraged to act quickly.

Sun shines bright on beach clean up

Sixty volunteers spent Saturday afternoon picking up rubbish and building sandcastles on Petone Beach as part of a Seaweek event sponsored by Hutt City Council.

Moving our city forward

The decision was made late last year in consultation with many existing hall users to replace the Town and Horticultural Halls with a single, multi-purpose community venue.

Trail's Appeal Catches On

The secret is out among out-of-town and overseas cycling enthusiasts.

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