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Press releases, news stories, media releases from the Mayor and all the latest news from Hutt City Council.

Chips get the chop in Taita deep fryer ban

When the new Taita Sport & Community Centre opens later this year there will be no deep fryers allowed.

Easter Bunny comes to Dowse Square

Easter Bunny will be making a surprise visit on Saturday 4 April when Dowse Square is transformed into an Easter-themed playground.

New Zealand Eco Fashion Week set for Hutt City

New Zealand’s only eco fashion designer runway event is set to be held in Lower Hutt from 9-13 June 2015.

$25,000 awarded to WelTec Engineering students

Nine WelTec engineering students were this morning awarded a combined $25,000 in scholarship money from Hutt City Council. Other local and national companies added to that with their own scholarship m ...

Youth Inspire, Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs, funded by The Todd Foundation

Philanthropist organisation The Todd Foundation has funded Youth Inspire Trust, the group running the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs in Wainuiomata, $200,000 over the next two years.

Bacteria warning lifted

The bacteria warning at Rona Bay has now been lifted. It is now safe to enter the water.  

Ghostbusters playing for free in Wainuiomata, Saturday

This Saturday night, Hutt City Council will show classic 1980s film Ghostbusters for free in Wainuiomata.

Hutt City residents urged to keep saving water

Hutt City residents are being asked to keep saving water as our dry weather continues.

Name sought for new Taita Centre

Later this year the new Taita Sport & Community Centre will open its doors in Taine Street and the team behind the project are seeking a name for the building.

Combating Wellington’s $106 million food scandal in Hutt City

It’s a hidden scandal that costs the Wellington region nearly $106 million a year, and Hutt City Council is committed to spreading the word about reducing household food wastage here in Lower Hutt.

New business accelerator to focus on product startups

In a first for New Zealand, the Wellington region will host a business acceleration programme designed to give startups with a physical product the opportunity to grow their companies faster through t ...

113kg of rubbish pulled from Petone Beach

Fifty volunteers spent Sunday afternoon picking up rubbish on Petone Beach, to mark the end of Seaweek 2015.

Ban on sprinklers and irrigation systems

Due to low water levels in our rivers and aquifer, a ban on the household use of garden sprinklers and other unattended irrigation systems in Hutt City, will be in place from 7 March 2015.

Hutt says supercity is “high risk, high cost”

Hutt City Council has told the Local Government Commission that its proposal for a supercity is a “high cost, high risk” option. It recommends the Commission drop the plan and leaves the region’s citi ...

Safety workshops help older drivers stay on the road

A new series of ‘Staying Safe’ workshops during March and April will help senior drivers brush up on their road rules.

Western Petone beach warning lifted

Latest water quality sampling results have revealed that western Petone beach (the area by the Petone Beach Ski Club) is now safe.

Hutt City Council invests in local science centre

Hutt City Council has committed time and money to developing a science resource centre to support local educators in teaching science and stimulating a life-long passion in students.

Join the Petone beach clean-up on 8 March

Hutt City Council invites Hutt residents to take part in the annual beach clean-up at Petone Beach on Sunday 8 March, in celebration of Seaweek 2015.

Lane closures for Wainuiomata Hill Road

There will be lane closures during off-peak hours on Wainuiomata Hill road next week.

Verdict signals amalgamation proposal is a “shambolic con”

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against the Greater Wellington Regional Council on its supercity advertising.  The advertising breached the Code of Ethics.

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