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Hutt City Libraries leading online learning

Hutt City Libraries is the first public library in New Zealand to offer access to lynda.com – a world-renowned online tutorial service. Hutt City Libraries has subscribed to lynda.com so Hutt City...

Petone Settlers Museum temporarily closed

The Petone Settlers Museum is temporarily closed until Wednesday 27 August.

Construction work underway on the Taita Sport & Community Centre

On 11 August, Mayor Ray Wallace and Alister Skene the Chair of the Community Facilities Trust broke the ground at the Taita Sport & Community Centre, marking the beginning of construction on ...

Hutt City paves the way for walk and bike-friendly city

Hutt City Council’s Policy and Regulatory Committee has recommended that Council should increase its investment in cycling and walking infrastructure by $3,012,000 over three years to encourage...

Start training - entries have opened for 2014 Hutt City Tri

Be brave and sign up to this year’s Hutt City Tri while there’s still more than three months to train. Entries opened this week for the popular ‘beginner’ Triathlon, Duathlon and Shoe Clinic 5 km r...

Repair to pipeline underway

Urgent work continues to repair a section of the Hutt Valley's main outfall pipeline (MOP) after a leak on Seaview Road was discovered earlier this week. The MOP takes treated wastewater from the...

Leak containment underway

Work is underway to contain a leak in the Hutt Valley's main outfall pipeline (MOP) on Seaview Road.

Petone Winter Carnival a great success

Any winter blues were a distant memory for 50,000 people at yesterday’s Petone Winter Carnival. The successful event was run yesterday for the eighth time on Petone’s Foreshore, postponed to Sunday...

Funding available through Creative Communities Scheme

Hutt City Council’s Creative Communities Funding Scheme has money to give groups and individuals running arts projects in the Hutt Valley. Anyone who is planning an arts project can submit an...

Speed limit change from 70 to 50 kph on Seaview Road

From Monday 4 August the speed limit on Seaview Road will change from 70 to 50 kilometres per hour (kph). New permanent road marking and signs are in place and temporary electronic signage on both...

Strengthening of Council offices well underway

If you’ve been down Laings Road in Lower Hutt lately you would have seen the hive of construction activity taking place.

Civic Centre makes great progress

The key driver behind Council’s Civic Centre development has been to create a facility our city can be proud of, that caters for the needs of our communities while also bringing much needed economic b ...

More reasons to develop in the Hutt

Hutt City Council’s development incentives package offers developers a waiver of resource and building consent fees, development and reserve contributions and in some cases rates remission for CBD dev ...

Petone Carnival – allow extra time this Saturday

Around 50,000 people are expected to enjoy the Petone Carnival this Saturday, which means the roads around Petone will be busy. “Make sure that if you are going to the carnival, or have somewhere...

No leaf unturned in hunt for Hutt’s Great Trees

Hutt City Council is currently seeking nominations of Hutt City’s greatest trees as part of a review of the notable trees register. Two weeks into the campaign, Pohutakawa and Totara are leading th...

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.

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.

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