Six months ago, I don’t think anyone could imagine the situation we are in now. COVID-19 has changed a lot in our daily lives, but I’m pleased to see the way we have come out of the harsh stages of the pandemic.
Hutt City Council met today to agree on final decisions for its 2020/2021 Annual Plan, which sets out priorities for the year ahead and includes an emergency one year budget with a rates revenue increase of 3.8 per cent.
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Lower Hutt cafes and restaurants will be eligible for a free 12 month licence to install more outdoor seating and tables under a scheme announced by Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry and Cr Deborah Hislop today. “We have asked our Council to identify simple, low-cost ways we can support businesses recover through the COVID-19 pandemic. …
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Hutt City Libraries saw record numbers of visitors in the first week of Alert Level 2, as they welcomed back customers after more than seven weeks of lockdown. More than 2300 visitors were recorded across seven libraries on Monday 18 May, the first day of reopening, with queues forming in the morning at many sites …
Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry will host two virtual public meetings this week to engage the community about Hutt City’s Council’s draft emergency budget and the 2020/2021 Annual Plan.
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Mystical and delicately balanced sculptures cast from the debris of our daily lives feature in a new exhibition by Bekah Carran (Te Ati Awa, Taranaki) at The Dowse Art Museum, opening 20 June. And we look and comb our hair is a solo show by the Ōtepoti Dunedin-based artist, and includes detailed new artworks cast …
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Intricate star maps painted on hand-beaten aute (Māori barkcloth) feature in Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai, a major solo show by artist Nikau Hindin (Ngai Tūpoto, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) opening at The Dowse Art Museum on Saturday 20 June 2020. Open during Matariki, Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai is Hindin’s journey in understanding Maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar), through …
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The Living Streets Aotearoa Walking Awards celebrate and recognise ongoing committment to making our towns and cities more walkable. This year a collaborative project from Lower Hutt called Urban Camoflage was a finalist.
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Hutt City Council today launched a scheme to support private landowners wanting to protect and improve indigenous plant and animal habitats on their land.
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A new report shows that gross greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are down by 11% across Lower Hutt and there has been a 19% drop in emissions on a per capita basis. The report by infrastructure firm AECOM covers 2001 to 2019 and was commissioned as part of a region-wide assessment of GHG emissions. Increased GHG …