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‘Scan the Scene for Pedestrians’ Campaign Launch

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on ‘Scan the Scene for Pedestrians’ Campaign Launch

Source: Hutt City Over the past five years, serious crashes involving pedestrians have shown an upward trend. A 2017 Ministry of Transport report found that nationwide 48% of at-fault drivers involved in pedestrian injury crashes ‘did not see’ the pedestrian, 29% were ‘not paying attention or attention diverted’. “Good observation habits are a big part […]

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Naenae main pool and fitness suite open to the public

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Naenae main pool and fitness suite open to the public

Source: Hutt City The Naenae main pool and fitness suite are open for business. Please check our website for the opening hours and activities. Naenae Learners’ Pool remains closed following an engineer’s report that found the Learners’ Pool building to be rated less than a standard we were prepared to accept as safe. Evaluating the […]

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World Class Sports Centre for Lower Hutt

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on World Class Sports Centre for Lower Hutt

Source: Hutt City Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace officially opened the RICOH Sports Centre today at an event marking the handover from Hutt City Council (Council) and its sports and community facility development arm The Hutt City Community Facilities Trust (CFT), to Fraser Park Sportsville who will govern and manage the centre. Mayor Wallace said […]

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Permit Granted for Lime Scooters in the Hutt Valley

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Permit Granted for Lime Scooters in the Hutt Valley

Source: Hutt City The e-scooters are the first of their kind in the Wellington region and will operate in most parts of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council have been working with Lime regarding the operation of the e-scooters and will review their uptake and operation over the […]

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Wainuiomata Shared Path milestone

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Wainuiomata Shared Path milestone

Source: Hutt City The new route, which will run from Gracefield to Wainuiomata, is part of a $28 million investment by Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) in a network of walking and cycling routes for the city. Council’s Senior Project Engineer Simon Cager, who has led the project since 2015, says “it’s […]

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Hutt City Council adopts zero carbon target

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Hutt City Council adopts zero carbon target

Source: Hutt City The zero carbon target reflects Council’s commitment to environmental resilience and sustainability, and aligns to the Government’s signalled intentions to do the same via the Zero Carbon Bill, a measure that the Council endorsed earlier this year. The zero carbon target will apply to the Hutt City Council and its Council-Controlled Organisations. […]

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Mall announcement fantastic news for Wainuiomata

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Mall announcement fantastic news for Wainuiomata

Source: Hutt City Countdown’s announcement that it has applied for resource consent to redevelop the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre and build new supermarket will be music to the ears of the local community, say Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and Hutt City Councillors Josh Briggs and Campbell Barry, all Wainuiomata residents. Work on the extensive development, […]

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Hutt Programme Makes a Difference to Science Education

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Hutt Programme Makes a Difference to Science Education

Source: Hutt City This is despite a new national report on children’s science literacy levels showing poor results in science for children finishing primary school. The National Monitoring Study of Student Assessment shows just one in five Year 8 children across New Zealand are reaching the expected level of achievement in science – the worst […]

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Hutt City Council closes learners’ pool at Naenae

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Hutt City Council closes learners’ pool at Naenae

Source: Hutt City Hutt City Council General Manager of City and Community Services Matt Reid says an engineer’s report on the learners’ pool building, which was added to the main building in 1997, has found it is now rated at less than 20% of the New Building Standards. He says while the learners’ pool could […]

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Softball clubs catch on to pool passes for player of the day

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Softball clubs catch on to pool passes for player of the day

Source: Hutt City Te Aroha Softball Club was the first softball club to promote water-only sidelines and be rewarded with the pool passes in 2017. Another 10 softball clubs have joined the water-only movement enabling 1500 junior softball players to receive pool passes as their player of the day reward. Susan Luke, Junior Convener for […]

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Council listens to community to protect Lower Hutt’s biodiversity

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Council listens to community to protect Lower Hutt’s biodiversity

Source: Hutt City Council also voted to introduce a plan to protect and enhance significant areas of biodiversity on public land. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says last night’s announcement is a step towards a more collaborative approach to protect Lower Hutt’s biodiversity. “With the involvement of mana whenua, land owners and other groups, we […]

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Statement of Clarification regarding media coverage on Sea Level Rise

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Statement of Clarification regarding media coverage on Sea Level Rise

Source: Hutt City Recent articles have referred to information in a new report commissioned by Hutt City Council on Sea Level Rise. This in incorrect, as no new report has been commissioned. The information in question was included in a paper (See pages 8-18) on zero carbon for Hutt City Council’s Policy and Regulatory Committee Agenda on Monday […]

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Emotional start to homelessness debate

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Emotional start to homelessness debate

Source: Hutt City Social service agencies, a school principal and a mother who had recently been homeless described the dire emotional and physical toll that homelessness takes, especially on women and children who make up New Zealand’s largest category of homeless people. A Lower Hutt principal said housing insecurity and homelessness are having a worrying […]

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Hutt Park Receives International Award

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Hutt Park Receives International Award

Source: Hutt City The international award is presided over by a panel of judges from a broad range of backgrounds including nature conservation, ecology, parks management, and the environment. The panel granted Hutt Park a Green Flag® award following its assessment that the area had achieved the international standard for the management of recreational outdoors […]

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Lower Hutt Stands Up Against Violence Towards Women

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Lower Hutt Stands Up Against Violence Towards Women

Source: Hutt City E Tù Te Awa Kairangi is the theme of a community breakfast being held at the Walter Nash Centre on Thursday 22 November. Media are invited to attend this event which will feature local White Ribbon Ambassadors, an address by Scott Brown the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, Lower Hutt Mayor Ray […]

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Beltway Cycleway consultation opens today

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Beltway Cycleway consultation opens today

Source: Hutt City The new route, which will eventually run from Seaview through the east of the city and connect with the Hutt River Trail in Taita, is part of a $28 million investment by Council and NZTA in a network of walking and cycling routes which will provide many benefits for the city. Council’s […]

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Key milestone for Ricoh Sports Centre at Fraser Park

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Key milestone for Ricoh Sports Centre at Fraser Park

Source: Hutt City The ceremony was attended by Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace, Hutt City Council representatives, Community Facilities Trust and Fraser Park Sportsville board members and staff, club members, sponsors and contractors. The new facility will be the home of Lower Hutt’s first ‘sportsville’ – a concept that brings sports groups together to share […]

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Hutt City Council welcomes science, technology and innovation conference

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Hutt City Council welcomes science, technology and innovation conference

Source: Hutt City It takes a village to raise a scientific community is the theme of the 2018 House of Science Symposium sponsored by Hutt City Council and being held for the first time in Lower Hutt on Monday November 12. “Lower Hutt is a place where innovation in all areas of science, engineering and technology […]

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Hutt’s Innovative Young Minds inspiring future generations of STEM professionals

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Hutt’s Innovative Young Minds inspiring future generations of STEM professionals

Source: Hutt City Since launching in 2017 eighty young women in their senior secondary school years have taken part in Innovative Young Minds (IYM). The week-long residential programme allows participants to experience what it is like to work in the diverse industries which comprise STEM. ICT, engineering, manufacturing and research-based companies, Crown Research Institutes, and […]

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Decision on how residents are represented at Council

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Hutt City Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Decision on how residents are represented at Council

Source: Hutt City At the 9 October full Council meeting, Councillors considered nine submissions it received on its initial proposal for representation arrangements. Council’s representation review centred on how Council is elected and second tier representation (community boards and panels) in time for the October 2019 local government elections. It involved extensive consultation, including three […]

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