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Upper Hutt Leader : December 14th 2011
27 UPPER HUTT LEADER, DECEMBER 14, 2011 H2O Xtream upgrade H2O Xtream will close at 5.00 pm on Monday, 6 February (Waitangi Day) 2012 and will reopen at 6.00 am on Tuesday 13 March. The pool will be closed for roof replacement, plant maintenance, tiling, and interior painting. We are looking forward to reopening in March with the upgraded facility. Council s Recreation Services team will continue to operate from the premisis during the upgrade. Pay your rates automatically! Did you know you can pay your rates automatically from your bank account? Direct debit is our preferred method of payment. It ensures your rate payments are made on time. It also allows us to adjust and inform you of the amount you pay as rates change annually. You can choose from a range of frequency options to best suit your budget. If you would like to pay your rates by direct debit, you will need to ll out a payment authority form for us. This form is available online and at Council. For more information on this and other payment options, call in to Council or go to www.upperhuttcity.com/rates Upper Hutt tree protection provisions Important message to residents within the residential conservation and residential hill sub-zones Despite changes to the Resource Management Act that come into force on 1 January 2012, residents within the residential conservation and residential hill sub-zones are advised that all trees with a trunk diameter of 0.2 metres, measured at a vertical height of 1.5 metres will remain protected by rule 18.23 of the District Plan. If you wish to view the full wording of rule 18.23, go to www.upperhuttcity.com and search under the key words "District Plan." Alternatively, you are welcome to contact the Planning team via email at email@example.com or telephone: (04) 527 2169. The Council is currently undertaking a review of District Plan tree protection provisions, including reviewing the Schedule of Notable Trees. Residents will have the opportunity to make submissions on the proposed District Plan changes in the new year. Keeping up with events in Upper Hutt The Rimutaka Trust Spring Festival started o the season of outdoor events in mid-September. Rugby World Cup 2011 became a buzz for many of us with goalposts erected by the railway station. Rugby greats David Campese and John Kirwan spoke at a Legends Dinner, while the success of the Cory Jane street parade, celebrating our hometown All Black, was an excellent example of everyone working together. Local Breeze Radio host Steve Joll anchored the event, while NewstalkZB radio sports host Jason Pine got his rst interview with Cory and remarked on how outstanding it was that Cory spent several hours signing autographs after the event. The annual Upper Hutt Rotary Fireworks Fantastic at Trentham Memorial Park drew a large audience again and provided a safe environment for reworks celebrations. The Christmas build up has been celebrated with the Santa Parade on Main Street and Carols in the Park at Harcourt Park, where the paddling pool is also now in full swing for the summer. After the Christmas break there are plenty of activities in the city for you to enjoy. Much of the Greater Wellington Regional Council s outdoors summer programme is based in Upper Hutt, and includes a number of short walks with Kev the wandering kiwi. Archibalds Stoneworks annual Stone Carving Symposium is on at Maidstone Park from 14 -- 23 January 2012. Trentham Racecourse will host its biggest event of the year---The Wellington Cup on 21, 23, and 28 January. The Big Truck Day returns to Trentham Memorial Park on Sunday 5 February followed by the Pelorus Trust Upper Hutt Summer Carnival there on Saturday 25 February. Upper Hutt s attraction for all forms of cycling and walking is recognised by the range of events for those activities held here. The internationally acclaimed Merida Karapoti Classic mountain bike race is on Saturday 3 March with Bike the Trail from Harcourt Park to Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone the following day. The Speedway season at Te Marua runs until late April and Kartsport Wellington will be holding frequent racedays at their Kaitoke track. The Upper Hutt Leader entertainment and arts pages have weekly stories and adverts. Upper Hutt City Council inserts its 2-page WOW (What s on where) events on the rst Wednesday of the month and 2-page Activation events on the third Wednesday of the month. The following websites will all help you: www.wowupperhutt.com, www.expressions.org.nz, www.huttvalleynz.com The Council-produced free Community Calendar lists most of the annual events so keep it handy. When you are visiting Council venues such as the City Library, H2O Xtream, Expressions, and the i-SITE Visitor Centre, check out the posters or talk with sta or call us on (04) 527 2141. Be prepared! Council sells the following items for emergency preparedness: • 15 litre water containers ($15.00). Remember to keep containers in a dark location and change the water every six months. • Wind-up ashlights ($30.00). Four uses in one: ashlight, FM/AM radio, alarm siren, and mobile phone charger.
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