Hi Upper Hutt,
What would you like to see in your local council's outdoor space policy?
More concerts, festivals and markets are on the cards for Wellington City if a new plan is approved by council.
The council is reviewing its policies for trading and events in public spaces, making some areas more accessible while placing heavier regulations in others.
26 parks, reserves and carparks are being explored to allow commercial trading, street vendors, tourist activities and recreational equipment to operate.
Commercial activities that might degrade public land, like commercial tours and fitness classes may be charged a licensing fee to cover administration, repairs and maintenance.
A limit on dog walkers and a reduction of footpath signage would be a part of the council's plan to scrap two pieces of existing policy.
Would you support the changes if your local council implemented them? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments featured in the Upper Hutt Leader.
Wellington Cup Day is proceeding, despite Omicron, but it will look very different from previous years.
On Tuesday the Wellington Racing Club said it was working out the details and the numbers would be limited.
Racing club general manager Lucy Doig said it could operate with people in pods of 100.
The always-popular Fashion in the Field will not be hosted this weekend, and all guests and staff must be at least double-vaccinated to be able to gain entry into the venue.
This week we feature a picture from Louise Thomas, who has been to Stewart Island.
"You shall not pass!" she said defiantly standing her ground in the middle of the track. "You can however, sidle past while I stand on this stump." How can something so small be so completely unafraid of the world? South Island robin/kakaruwai (Petroica australis), Ulva Island, 7 January. I guess that makes it P. a. rakiura.
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