35 days ago

Water restrictions eased across the region

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington’s sprinkler ban has been lifted– but with sporadic rain forecast for winter residents still need to avoid wasting water.
The restrictions were put in place for the Hutt Valley, South Wairarapa, Wellington city and Porirua in mid-February as water usage soared during the summer months.
From Tuesday, residents in Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington city can again use sprinklers and irrigation systems, Wellington Water said. In Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa people can do so every second day, as is usual.
Most of the Wellington region’s drinking water comes from rivers and the Waiwhetu aquifer under the Hutt Valley. River levels fell to 90 per cent before the sprinkler ban.
Meanwhile, people in the Wairarapa town of Carterton still have to boil their water after E. coli bacteria was found in the water supply on March 12.

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Maidstone Max Reopening Celebration

Upper Hutt City Council

Maidstone Max is reopening this Saturday 22 May 🤩🥳🙏🙌

To mark the completion of the project, we’re having a reopening event from 10am to 12pm.

Come along and enjoy the completely revamped park, with new features like:
🛹 State-of-the-art skate park
🏀 Half basketball court
🦊 Refurbished flying fox
🚴‍♂️ Pump track for scooters and bikes
🏖 Sand play
🎶 Musical play

There will also be food trucks, entertainment, games, promotions, and giveaways for everyone to enjoy 👶👧👦

See you there!

Please note - there will be a photographer onsite shooting photos and videos that may be used in our publications and promotional activity.
Find out more

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5 hours ago

Dog Fees 2021-2022

Upper Hutt City Council

Notice is given of the following dog fees for the 2021 – 2022 year.

These fees include GST and are effective from 1 July 2021.

1. Dogs must be registered before they reach three [3] months of age.
2. From the age of three [3] months, fee rates are calculated proportionally for the year.
3. The fee for a ‘responsible owner’ represents a significant saving on the general registration fee. ‘Responsible owner’ status cannot be claimed if paying on or after 1 August 2021. Fee classes SO and SN will change to classes J or N at that time.
4. A classified dangerous dog is one that has been declared ‘dangerous.’

To find out more information regarding dog fees for the 2021 – 2022 year or to register your dog please visit UPPERHUTTCITY.COM/DOG-REGISTRATION
Register now

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5 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This should not be too hard. What is going on here?

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