Roadworks seem never-ending
Since February ratepayers have put up with constant roadworks around the city, which have been and still are causing huge delays in vehicle movement and parking.
The roadworks on Fergusson Dr and Princes Street have been going on since late February this year and still no likelihood of being finished in the near future.
The new roadworks on Alexander Road seem to be accommodating of the local developers at the expense of lawful road users.
Alexander Road is a public road and for about two weeks the potholes in the road were huge and surely causing damage to vehicle users’ suspensions. The road was left in this condition while contractors worked on the approach area to the new Wallaceville development.
I rang the roading manager at the council over a week ago and still have had no response from him.
Surely whoever the project manager is at the council has to be held accountable for these delays?
Maybe at the next election we should use ratepayers’ voices to effect changes so that responsible people hold offices to ensure this sort of thing doesn’t happen in the future.
The Upper Hutt Housing Trust thanks all the businesses, individuals and people who attended their recent fundraiser for emergency housing in Upper Hutt.
Your support is much appreciated.
The trust believes that there is an urgent need for emergency, transitional housing in Upper Hutt despite the continued denial that this is the case from those who manage the information.
There are no available state houses in Upper Hutt, which means anyone who qualifies will be advised to look at other areas or options for state housing.
There are also families that qualify for state housing who, due to lack of them, have to accept private rental, which greatly reduces their ability to buy food or pay for basic needs such as power.
If a family or individual seek emergency accommodation through Work and Income they will be required to look for private rentals even if, and most do, qualify for income related rent.
The current provider of this in Upper Hutt is HNZ, but it is not being provided currently to new tenants because Upper Hutt doesn’t have any available houses and there is no plan to build any here.
The thin end of the wedge is if you live in Upper Hutt or have family and support networks in Upper Hutt and want to access state housing you can’t because there isn’t any.
The trust wants to support Upper Hutt people into housing and negotiating the very complicated system that leaves them homeless.
If you have a housing issue please contact the Upper Hutt Housing Trust.
Upper Hutt Housing Trust chair
LOVING THOSE KERERU¯
Sitting at my window is inspiring, because Birchville has been invaded by hundreds of the native kereru¯.
They dive bomb my grape vine and raid the flowers on native trees.
Their numbers have increased dramatically in the last few years and it just goes to show that Upper Hutt must be doing something right.
Maybe we should use the kereru¯ to promote Upper Hutt to visitors? Surely it’s worth a thought?
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The kereru¯ are flourishing in Upper Hutt.