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    Public to lose access to Cannon Point walkway from September 1– for the lambing season

    Public access to the popular Cannon Point walkway in Upper Hutt, will end from September 1– for the lambing season.The  track, which is also a favourite for mountain bikers, crosses Martin Bradley's land and the 75-year-old farmer has had enough of people ignoring the "no dogs" sign-posted rulesHe runs 100 sheep on paddocks either side of the track and often moves his stock back and forth.  His property, which has been in the family for three generations, also incl...  Read More...

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    The five contenders for the Hutt City mayoralty

    Five candidates are challenging for the Hutt City Council mayoral chains this year including two-term incumbent Ray Wallace. James Anderson, 24, truck driverThe loss of businesses and their associated jobs disappoints him and is an area he would take an active interest in, if elected.Glenda Barratt, 60, former Eastern Ward councillorBarratt was on council for nine years until being voted off at the 2007 election.  Barratt, who has managed the Lower Hutt branch of Jenny Craig for eight ...  Read More...

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    Make a Merry Movie Christmas Float and you could win $1,000!

    Get your thinking caps on and let your creative juices flow, because the theme for the ever-popular Upper Hutt 2016 Santa Parade is ‘A Merry Movie Christmas’ and it’s time to start planning your float!There is a $1,000 prize for the float that best reflects the theme of a Merry Movie Christmas, and a $250 prize for People’s Choice Award, voted for on social media in the week following the parade. Now is the time to brainstorm your best Merry Movie Christmas float idea and put it to your school, ...  Read More...

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    What do you think of these plans for Lower Hutt?

    A developer the Hutt City Council has some flash plans for developing Daly St and a riverside promenade, but the council does not own the land and has ignored a deadline to agree on development plans for the area.The riverbank project is part of the 'Making Places' strategy and is dependent on a $143 million Hutt River stopbank upgrade and a new $30 million Melling Bridge. Council chief executive Tony Stallinger  said the promenade image featured in  recent news articles was ...  Read More...

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    Statue Trail grows in Upper Hutt

    The first of several sculptures for Upper Hutt's shopping area has been lifted into place.The stone face carving, Mau Moana, was set on a purpose-built foundation on the corner of the Main St and Pine Av, on the edge of the car parking next to the Noel Leeming store, on Friday morning.It is one several works donated to the city by Ernest and Shirley Cosgrove, the former owners of the Efil Doog garden and outdoor art gallery in the Akatarawa valley.The first donated work to be located in a p...  Read More...

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    Haywards interchange gets first bridge

    The first bridge beams have been laid over a stretch of State Highway 2 as part of a $43 million development at the Haywards interchange.The beams will form the first of two traffic bridges. The second bridge will be formed in late August or early September.The interchange is expected to be completed in June 2017.The main benefit of the interchange is that it will remove traffic lights, meaning traffic using SH2 will no longer have to stop for those using the Haywards Hill Rd between Hutt Valley...  Read More...

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