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The Hutt News - - FRONT PAGE -

Two of the big­gest is­sues fac­ing Lower Hutt at the mo­ment are hous­ing and trans­port.

Tonight the city’s coun­cil­lors will be con­sid­er­ing a range of changes to the rules around hous­ing that would for ever change the way the city looks. (Page 1).

A lack of hous­ing for young fam­i­lies has forced the Hutt City Coun­cil to look at the pro­pos­als and Mayor Ray Wal­lace is back­ing the pro­posed changes, which he be­lieves are crit­i­cal to the fu­ture pros­per­ity of the city.

We asked our read­ers what they thought and there has cer­tainly been a mixed re­ac­tion. (Page 3).

Se­nior re­porter Nicholas Boyack takes a look at the Cross Val­ley Link, (Page 4-5) which has been off and on var­i­ous re­gional and city coun­cil plans since the early 1960s.

If a ma­jor earthquake strikes here the Pe­tone Es­planade could drop sub­stan­tially, cut­ting off the re­gion’s ma­jor source of fuel, stored at Seav­iew. The road takes up to 30,000 ve­hi­cles a day and is only ex­pected to get busier.

Shar­ron Par­doe - News Di­rec­tor Com­mu­ni­ties.

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