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The Proposed Petone Arena

The Petone Arena is one of the special projects proposed in the Draft Annual Plan.

Community encouraged to have their say

Following this week’s release of this year’s Draft Annual Plan Summary, Council and Community Boards have confirmed a series of meetings throughout Lower Hutt over the coming month.

King of the Hill event ready, set, go on Wainuiomata Hill

Registrations have reopened today for King of the Hill – Hutt City’s new family fun walk up the mighty Wainuiomata Hill. The event, on Sunday 1 June, will see people walk from Queen Street Reserve...

Council plan for growth and rejuvenation released

“We want the community to have their say on our plans for the future of their city, says Hutt City Council’s chief executive Tony Stallinger on the release of the council’s draft Annual Plan 2014/15.

First new Pomare home opened

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith opened the first new home in the 150-house Pomare mixed housing redevelopment in Lower Hutt on Wednesday. “This first new Pomare home is the future face of social...

New scheme provides full-time jobs for Wainui’ youth

The Mayor’s Taskforce of Jobs was officially launched today in Wainuiomata by Mayor Ray Wallace.   The scheme, which is part of a nationwide campaign, supports young school leavers by helping them...

We've moved

From Monday 14 April you'll find Hutt City Council's administration building at 531 High Street, Lower Hutt.

Hutt City Council seeks public feedback

Hutt City Council will begin its annual survey of residents next week to track public perceptions of Council services and representation.

Petone Arena Proposal

A $48 million proposal released today by Hutt City Community Facilities Trust (CFT) and Welnix Director Dr Gareth Morgan includes plans to build a 10,000 - 12,000 seat boutique stadium at the southern ...

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.

Big Day Dowse

From the tail of the fish to the tip, Aotearoa has been swept up in the music of Trinity Roots and Hutt City will soon be able to soak up their sounds for free, at our biggest summer event – Big Day ...

Banks Shoes Shapeshifter opens

The sixth Banks Shoes Shapeshifter, opens at the Hutt City Civic Gardens during The New Zealand Festival which runs until 16 March 2014.

Big-name bands to headline Big Day Dowse 2014

Trinity Roots, Electric Wire Hustle, Newtown Rocksteady and The Troubles have been announced as the bands headlining this year’s Big Day Dowse, presented by Radio Active.

Graduation leads to Mayoral welcome

An initiative between Rimutaka Prison and Hutt City Council has seen prisoners formally welcomed into the community while still behind bars.

Kev the Wandering Kiwi back for 2014 walks

Kev the Wandering Kiwi is back for 2014 and looking to join families in exploring our regional parks. There are four, free guided walks with Kev, which are suitable for people of all ages and...

Creative Communities Fund distributes $35,000 to local Arts

Fourteen local arts groups will have a top-up to their funds thanks to their success in the recent Creative Communities funding round.

Net yourself a deal

Preventing the wind from blowing away your recycled rubbish has always been easy with a flexinet – and now it’s also got cheaper.

Glass bins break new ground

Who says community spirit is waning these days? Certainly not Des Fell.

45 early morning swimmers needed

Early morning swimmers rejoice – McKenzie Baths in Petone is looking to establish lane swimming sessions for early risers.