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Hutt City Sports Awards – call for nominations

The fifth celebration of Hutt City Sporting Talent will be on Thursday 14 May and nominations are being sought to award top athletes, coaches, volunteers, administrators and officials.

Fire contained at Silverstream Landfill

A fire at Silverstream Landfill discovered in the early hours of this morning, Monday 2 March has been contained.

Crowd gathers to Bike the Trail at weekend event

More than 1200 people rode the Hutt River Trail yesterday as part of the free, annual Bike the Trail event.

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.

Free arts workshops and activities part of new Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival

A new art festival in Lower Hutt promises to spark inspiration and boost creativity with free arts workshops as well as a range of engaging and thoughtful artworks for young and old alike.

Online learning breakthrough in Hutt City

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

Regular peer support helping youth in Wainuiomata

Monthly peer support sessions are one of a few new programmes helping get Wainuiomata youth ready for employment, or further study and training.

Funding available through Creative Communities Scheme

Hutt City Council’s Creative Communities Funding Scheme has money available for groups and individuals running arts projects in the Hutt Valley.

Crowds of people set to Bike the Trail on 1 March

More than 400 people have already signed up for this year’s family-friendly Bike the Trail event along the Hutt River Trail.

“A high-cost, high-risk gamble” Mayor reacts to amalgamation proposal inaccuracy

The Local Government Commission has again corrected its estimation of the cost of amalgamation for the Wellington region and again the figure has risen, this time by over $30million. “This shows the ...

Winners announced in summer swimming promotion

Seven lucky locals have been rewarded with prizes after they cooled off over summer at one of Hutt City’s six local swimming pools.

Lower Hutt’s Huia Pool hit with Phoenix Fever

Huia Pool has come down with a case of Phoenix Fever and the staff couldn’t be happier.

Go by Bike Day reinforces national road safety message

Hutt City Council is holding a Go by Bike Day Breakfast on Wednesday 18 February, at The Dowse Art Museum, to celebrate Bike Wise Month.

Mayor asks residents to take heed of Australian warning

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace urges residents of the Wellington region to take heed of warnings from Queensland residents, as they consider the current draft proposal for the reorganisation of local go ...

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