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Hutt City a winner with Phoenix and temporary stadium

The Wellington Phoenix today confirmed that they will play three A-League matches at Hutt City’s Hutt Recreation Ground and create a temporary stadium to do it. The Phoenix season in February and...

Service to others recognised with Civic Honour Awards

Judy Bishop, Vijay Chhika, Joan Hewson and Patricia Frances were last night recognised with Hutt City’s highest commendation – a Civic Honor Award.

Council wins $3M health project to benefit local families

Hutt City Council is leading the way in a new government initiative to improve people’s lives and prevent chronic disease in Lower Hutt. “We have some of the most vulnerable communities in New...

Inspiring 3D printing lecture series to run in Hutt City

A three-part lecture series in October on the topic of 3D printing will continue to build the reputation of Hutt City Libraries as a leader in science and technology. War Memorial Library staff hav...

Introducing “Wellington Water” our regional water service

The Wellington region has merged their water services into a “one-stop” shop, forming a new company, Wellington Water. The company has five shareholding Councils; Wellington City, Hutt City, Poriru...

Hutt locals jump the queue with Elton John pre-sale deal

Hutt City residents can be some of the first to have access to Elton John concert tickets, thanks to a deal with promoters. After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium,...

Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians to be built at top of Wainuiomata Hill

An over-bridge for pedestrians and cyclists will be installed at the summit of Wainuiomata Hill, following an agreement from the NZ Transport Agency to co-fund the bridge with Hutt City Council.

Bag designs encourage locals to cut back on using plastic bags

Sally Bird, 13 and Orla Langdon, 11 are very excited they are both receiving custom-built bicycles made by Bike Tech from recycled parts as part of their prize for winning the Keep Hutt City Beautiful ...

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Work begins on stage one of Fraser Park Sportsville project

The first stage of work on the Fraser Park Sportsville project will begin when Mayor Ray Wallace breaks ground on 5th September. The project is being managed by Hutt City Community Facilities Trust...

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.

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.

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