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Paying more, for less say

Today's announcement of a unitary council for the Wellington region means "People will be paying more, for less say", says Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace.

Proposed changes to Development Contributions

Developments come in all shapes and sizes; from adding a granny flat in the backyard, to expanding a factory to building an entire shopping complex. Each adds a varying level of strain on existing...

Keeping safe and having fun when taking to the water is easier this summer

Several local authorities have combined forces to create a one-stop information site that tells you everything you need to know before heading out to the beaches and rivers. The Summer Check site...

Artists announced for first Common Ground art festival

Elbe's milk bar - the teenage hangout that was a catalyst for the 1954 Mazengarb Report – will be recreated in Lower Hutt next year. The installation by Tim Barlow is one of 12 artworks that will...

Local artists supported by Creative Communities Fund

Hutt City will be well served for high-quality creative workshops in the next six months thanks to Creative Communities funding. In total 19 groups applied for $76,511. The committee had $35,000 to...

Tickets selling fast to Phoenix games in Hutt City

The Wellington Phoenix has pre-sold 5,000 tickets to its A-League matches in the Hutt in February and March.

Summer reading programme gives kids a head-start

Hutt City Libraries’ successful summer reading programme is back for another year and is set to help scores of children across Hutt City retain reading levels over the holiday period and win great pri ...

Wellington region says “no” to amalgamation

A new survey shows the great majority of residents do not support the amalgamation of councils in the greater Wellington region.

Christmas in The Hutt is this Saturday 6 December

This Saturday grab your picnic rug and join 20,000 others at Hutt Recreation Ground for the largest Christmas concert in the Wellington Region. Entry is free but collectors will be on hand taking...

Hutt City Christmas set to be a cracker

The street flags are out, the posters are posted and we’re set to put the trees up for Hutt City’s cracker Christmas season. This year Christmas in the Hutt returns; it’s the region’s biggest...

Three important traffic bylaw changes

The Hutt City Council Traffic Bylaw 2007 will come into effect on Tuesday 2 December after it was passed at a recent Council meeting. Of particular note are the following three matters the bylaw no...

School road patrollers receive their reward

Over the next two weeks more than one thousand of Hutt City’s school road patrollers will attend pool parties as a reward for the effort they’ve put in throughout the year. “These young people do a...

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.

Hutt City braces itself for amalgamation announcement

Hutt City is bracing itself on the eve of an announcement by the Local Government Commission on the reorganisation of local government for the region.

Preferential Wellington Phoenix tickets on offer for Hutt City residents

Don’t miss Wellington Phoenix football action in Lower Hutt this summer.

Get summer DIY sorted with Hutt City Council

As the warmer weather approaches, Hutt City Council reminds residents to plan ahead for summer DIY projects.

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