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Posts Tagged ‘ Hutt City Council ’

Wainuiomata Hill’s Shared Path project worth wait for mayor

May 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Lower Hutt Mayor excited about safety for walkers and cyclists up Wainui Hill. COURTNEY DAY reports.



LISTEN: Petition to save Valley Flyer proves popular

Mar 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Latest News

Almost 10,000 people sign petition to save popular bus service. ELI HILL reports.



WATCH: Christmas parade season off to happy start

Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

MP’s, civic leaders, fairies and Santa himself all turned out for Petone’s annual Christmas parade, as ELIJAH HILL reports.



Locals win battle to save Hutt valley park

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Fears of flooding and community submissions have stopped a proposed housing development in its tracks.



Five-year-olds learn to code at Waterloo Primary School

Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

At Tuesday Coding Club kids learn about the languages and logic driving their devices



Hutt public has say on big repair bill for quake-hit Petone wharf

Dec 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Over a million dollars is needed for Petone wharf repair, and consultation will take place early in 2017 after blow-out in maintenance costs.
MARGOT NEAS reports.



WATCH: Te Auaha facts and figures

May 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Top Picture

Gino Acevedo, Te Auaha ambassador and Weta Digital creative director, with student Orama Fisher made up for the launch. Image, Joanna Piatek; Video, James Lobban



Last chance for public to influence Stokes Valley Community Hub

Apr 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Stokes Valley residents have only a week left to submit their views on council’s $5 million community hub project.

The project will be finalised soon after April 29, which marks the last day submissions will be accepted. KEENAN MAY reports.



Wellington and Porirua merger talk has people in three minds

Mar 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



Movember moustaches start to sprout

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.



Hutt locals question proposed dog park

Oct 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Hutt Valley residents have two hearings where verbal submissions will be made about a proposed new dog reserve which is worrying locals.

The public reserve on Pohutukawa Street has been selected a year-long trial. MATT TSO reports.



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



New theatre company aims to help bring life to Hutt city centre

May 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NextStage, is using the old Little Theatre as its home and its well known founders have clear aims.



More homes coming for Hutt, but it may not address the real need

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Hutt Valley residents have the chance on Thursday and Saturday this week to find out about the council’s infill housing proposals. Proponents say it will revitalise a tired inner-city, while others say the type of housing is not what people want. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.



Obesity trial to spend $3 million through Lower Hutt agencies

Sep 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Vulnerable communities target of programme based on Aussie model.



Wellington voters unimpressed with Conservative comments on poverty

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.



Pokie machines split Hutt council, mayor refuses casting vote

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

One side says getting pokies out of high deprivation areas is the answer, the other says enforcing a sinking lid policy is more important for problem gamblers. AMANDA HERERRA attended this week’s long and passionate debate.



Waiting list grows in Hutt Valley as houses remain empty

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

The future of Lower Hutt’s boarded up state houses remains unclear as the debate continues between the city council and Housing NZ.



Petone will be an art gallery for the work of Thumbs Up artists.

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Young artists with disabilities are creating pieces which will be displayed around cafes and shops.



Lower Hutt residents and landlords are ignoring free insulation

Jul 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Council officers are trying to get the message through about the Warm up New Zealand project offering free home insulation for home owners with eligible tenants. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.



Wainuiomata River contaminated by E. coli … again

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Councillor wants to get to bottom of whatever is regularly polluting a community asset.



Outdoor sculptures go on show during Shapeshifter

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Hutt City Council and Hutt Rotary Club combine resources to put on an outdoor sculpture show.



Aikido club kicks off in Belmont with training for beginners

Mar 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Lessons give potential members a taste of defensive martial art.



Campaign begins to win public support for $25m stadium spend

Feb 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

An open letter to residents this week kicks off a drive to win the hearts and minds of Lower Hutt ratepayers.



Beware of toxic algae in Hutt River, say council warnings

Jan 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Upper Hutt and Hutt City Councils alert for algae levels which can be fatal to dogs.



Community board talks to locals via video blog

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wainuiomata Community Board is hoping to connect to a wider audience.



Youngest councillor wants to see growth in the Valley

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: News

After being voted on to the Hutt City Council, Campbell Barry has plenty of plans to make his term worthwhile.



Porirua shows little concern over super-city

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.



New Harbour Ward councillor wants more communication

Nov 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

After her recent induction onto council, new Harbour Ward Councillor Tui Lewis is ready for the challenge.



Lost Maori land could be returned to Te Atiawa after 70 years

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

A Hutt City Council rezoning hearing could result in Te Atiawa iwi getting back a patch of land taken more than 70 years ago, reports HOANI HOTENE.



Future looks less damp for leaky Petone Library

Oct 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Petone Library will be brought into the 21st century with a community hub.



A few new names among Hutt City councillors and board members

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

A wrap-up of who has been elected today to serve under re-elected Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace.



Wallace returned to Hutt City mayoralty by a landslide

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.



NewsWire’s coverage of council elections

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Labour MP Kris Faafoi congratulates Nick Leggett, right, on his re-election as Porirua’s mayor on Saturday. Click on the headline for NewsWire’s coverage of national media.



Stokes Valley business people mostly happy with city council

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Not too many rates gripes from the small-business owners of Stokes Valley.



No voting required this year for Eastbourne, Makara/Ohariu

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Two community boards in the Wellington region are not taking part in this year’s elections.



Lack of concern for local elections a problem, says departing chairman

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Departing chairman of Lower Hutt City’s Western Ward reflects on local body politics.



Wainui locals rate tagging, sports grounds, transport as election issues

Oct 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Residents enjoy their valley, but there are a few things to be sorted out by the incoming politicians.



Councillors tell community board to have another look at Seaview speed

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City backs business asking Petone Community Board for reconsider and low speed limit.



Petone locals pitch in to replant sand dunes

Sep 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Hutt City Council provided the plants and shovels, and residents provided the muscle to repair storm damage to Petone beach. HOANI HOTENE reports.



Petone patients rally against loss of their clinic

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

A medical centre in Petone has found strong local opposition to the idea of merging with another centre in Pomare. HOANI HOTENE reports.



Chairman accused of “mediocre aspiration” for Petone community

Aug 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Gerald Davidson fights back over council officer’s comments and says he will take the battle into the local body elections. JENNIFER McILROY reports.



Hutt shoppers happy to be paying less for their parking

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Council hopes to win shoppers from “ridiculously expensive” Wellington parking.



Fernlea School to celebrate 50 years teaching generations of ‘great kids’

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wainuiomata’s Fernlea School is turning 50 this year, and a big celebration is planned.



Public parks and halls the new gym for group fitness training

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Early morning exercisers have been joining together for ‘boot-camp’s around the Hutt region



Celebrating the good old days at the Wainui Rugby Club

May 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Sport

Wainui’s rugby club is celebrating its Old Timers Day this weekend, remembering past achievements.



Hutt City residents look forward to smaller rates rise

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Hutt Council says it has listened to its citizens and kept their rates bill low.



Councils cut down on their catering costs – no free lunch

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

In leaner times, councils in the Wellington region are looking to spend less on feeding their councillors.



Cyclists ‘in danger’ from loose gravel thrown up by roadworks

Apr 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Hutt City Council’s road resurfacing has made some hills like ice rinks for cyclists.



Multi-Fest a colourful celebration of Lower Hutt’s diverse cultures

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Lower Hutt celebrated its diversity last weekend with food, fashion and dance from around the world.



Young people campaign for fairer bus, train fares

Mar 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Young Labour Hutt Valley held a forum for people to have their say on public transport fares.



Petone’s miniature railway back on track

Mar 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Petone’s miniature railway track is open for train rides again. EMILY LIPSYS attended the re-opening.



Hutt community boards uncertain about their future

Mar 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Petone, Wainuiomata and Eastbourne boards have different views on their relationship with their council.



Animal control leaves Wellingtonians to do dog catching

Feb 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

A woman was advised by the council to walk a stray dog to her employer’s house.



Hutt crack down on drivers using cell phones

Nov 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE HUTT City Council is backing a week long crack down by police on the use of cell phones while driving from today. Any driver caught using their phone will face an $80 fine and 20 demerit points. Hutt Valley police area commander Shane Cotter says the crackdown is intended to refocus drivers’ attention on the matter.



Hutt views sought on alcohol consumption

Nov 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

HUTT VALLEY residents are being asked for their views on whether there should be fewer liquor stores in neighbourhoods and whether bars and clubs should close earlier. Lower and Upper Hutt Councils are currently running a valley wide survey that asks for people’s views on alcohol consumption and availability in their communities.



Road works start soon on Petone’s esplanade

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

CONGESTION ON the Petone foreshore could be a thing of the past, if new roading improvements are successful. The Hutt City Council is planning to take out parking, and add another lane to parts of the Esplanade, to help with peak traffic flow.



Hutt – a perfect place to grow veges

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

HUTT VALLEY is a great area to start a vege patch because of its good soil. The City Council wants to encourage locals to put in vegetable gardens this spring and spokesperson Jeremy Partridge says there are many good reasons to develop a “green thumb” in the valley.



Street art with French flair promotes city centre of excellence

Oct 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City aims to increase community involvement in Dowse Square, starting with colourful boxes.



Hutt residents get help with vege patch

Oct 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

HUTT VALLEY residents can cut food costs and eat healthier, thanks to a new initiative that will help them set up their own vege patch.



Hutt night market begins in Margaret St on December 6

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Infrastructure will cost $40,000 but council hopes change in venue will steer more shoppers to High St.



Farsite Gallery heading for closure after council decisions

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt arts supporters left disappointed after their appeal at finance and audit meeting.



Quake issues not helping dribbling fountain’s doubtful future

Oct 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Lack of $125,000 looks to be only part of historical Civic Square fountain’s problems.



Art lovers call to arms in fight for more Hutt funds

Sep 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, Most Popular, News

Funding changes have groups competing for less council money.



Wellington festival inspired by a passion for chocolate

Aug 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article

Hutt Chocoholics unite! Local companies at festival totally dedicated to everything that is chocolate, reports EMILY LIPSYS.



Community to benefit from Plunket hall decision

Aug 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City Council decides old building worth investment.



New fare zones to hit cash payers in Hutt

Jul 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Regional council proposes change to Metlink train fares.



Parking woes frustrate Petone commuters

May 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

People parking at Petone station are making their own space.



Hutt councillors split on $120,000 fountain fix

May 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Fountain decison: restore former glory or a drain on funds?



Motorcyclists train to be safer after accidents peak

May 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

ACC-backed trainers aim to lower road fatalities in Lower Hutt



World firewalking record at Eastbourne

May 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Reassurances of safety, but contorted faces suggest pain.



Artistic tape taps into hospital patients, staff

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Residency is the first of its kind in Lower Hutt hospital.



Grey Power supermodels grace the catwalk

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Aging Disgracefully expo’s catwalk a hit in the Hutt Valley.



Family fudge baking gets Anabell to Cambodia

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Aotea College students set fundraising challenge for big trip.



Patrol wants protection from boy racer threats

Feb 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Community wants council help to buy its own car for safety.



Sharing with neighbours a must after big quake

Aug 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Whether you get along or not, your water will be theirs.



Energy halved by turning off the gas

Jul 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Council to cut energy costs at Stokes Valley Pool.



Finding peace and quiet with a bridge, a rod and a reel

Mar 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Seaview Bridge over the Hutt River is a good place to cast a line, reports KATE MELZER.



Recession is not only barrier for migrants looking for jobs

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout

Discrimination from employers is making it harder for new Kiwis to find work, reports NICOLE BENNIK.