Business Support Networks
Image Above: Council’s Strategic Policy Manager Roderick Boys, with National MP Nicky Wagner, Karen Upston of Envirocomp, and Mayor Wayne Guppy at Envirocomp’s Upper Hutt Plant opening day in 2013.
We’ll work with you
Upper Hutt City Council’s Business Development Services department is well briefed on local opportunities and can help find suitable premises and development sites. The Economic Development Manager is available to assist with all enquiries to ensure your needs are met efficiently and pro-actively.
The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is a key point of contact for information on business in Upper Hutt. The Chamber has an excellent database of contacts to make use of and help leverage any opportunity, courses, and coordinate a series of networking functions and training.
Grow Wellington is the regional economic development agency, whose role is to make Greater Wellington internationally competitive. They are charged with delivering the economic aspects of the Wellington Regional Strategy and play a key role in talent and investment attraction as well as education and workforce development.
BusinessNZ can provide knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business.
Positively Wellington Tourism can provide information, contacts, support and services to help with your tourism and destination requirements.
The Venus Network
The Venus Network is a group for women in business that meet in Upper Hutt every second Wednesday. http://www.venusnetwork.co.nz/vc/club/view/86
BNI (Business Networking International)
027 548 2047
Meetings are held at 7-8.30 am on Tuesdays at Heretaunga Golf Club
Starting out and tools for business
For information related to starting a business, grants and funding, staff and human resources, tax and reporting and mentoring go to: business.govt.nz
Hospitality NZ – Wellington Branch
firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 500 503
Other useful contacts
Emergency (urgent/serious) 111
Crime reporting line 527 2300
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 (24 hour anonymous reporting line)
Upper Hutt City Council
General enquiries: 527 2169
For commercial, industrial, development enquiries and for general business liaison and support please contact:
Economic Development Manager
Upper Hutt City Council
Direct dial: 527 2123
Cell: 027 707 9655
For retail and event enquiries please contact:
Retail and Events Coordinator
Upper Hutt City Council
Direct dial: 527 2790
Cell: 027 444 6545
i-SITE Information Centre and Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre
04 527 2141
Retail News Online newsletter Retail News is published by Mike Booker who has spent most of the past 10 years communicating with, writing about and advising businesses, including retail. http://retailnews.co.nz/
Department of Business, Innovation & Employment
Public holidays: https://www.employment.govt.nz/leave-and-holidays/public-holidays/public-holidays-and-anniversary-dates
Trading on public holidays: http://www.dol.govt.nz/er/holidaysandleave/publicholidays/shop-opening-hours.asp
For anything in Perspex! For Perspex display risers, cubes, stands and brochure holders. Will create what you need.
04 478 6286
Eye for Detail
123 Main Street
Flaunt! – your logo is our business
7 Camp Street
Glenda Leete Signs
Unit 4, 24Goodshed Road
04 528 0083
Printing on textiles e.g.: street flags, tear drop flags, feather flags, bar mats and canvas prints. Call to discuss your project.
Instant Promotion – the retailers shop
Print Big Limited
021 0837 1745
Brown St, Upper Hutt
04 528 8001
A protective film can be placed over windows to help minimize the damage and costs associated with tagging and etching. The film can be removed and replaced in the event of damage.
Glass Pro – Glass Protection Services Ltd
027 244 5967
0800 457 776
ANZ Business Hub
WelTec – Petone and Wellington
Free Computing Classes at WelTec
67 Main Street
Edsers (shoe repairs and key cutting)
125 Main Street (next to Cartridge World)
Available from Mitre 10 – This is an excellent product for tidying up windows, counters, removing the sticky excess left behind by labels or marks on flooring.
Frequently asked questions:
Under the Upper Hutt City Council trespass bylaw – can you trespass someone from your shop on the grounds you suspect they are a regular shop lifter? And if so how would you go about it?
This Bylaw only applies to the footpath and road and only allows the Council to trespass people from those areas. All retailers have the right under the Trespass Act to trespass anyone they want from their premises.
The Trespass Act can be found at:
Community Law Centers have information about Trespass on their national website and a sample form can be found at: http://www.communitylaw.org.nz/community-law-manual/chapter-8-neighbour-disputes/outdoor-fires/#c4953
Reporting etching graffiti and tagging
What do I do if I see etching graffiti or tagging?
Step 1: Call the police and report it. Tagging, etching and graffiti are acts of vandalism (if no record is on file the police can only assume there is no problem).
Step 2: If the graffiti is on public land, telephone the Upper Hutt City Council: 527 2790
Something to add?
If you would like to add something to this information sheet please contact:
Sarah Garnham – Retail and Events Coordinator, Upper Hutt City Council – email@example.com
Disclaimer: The Upper Hutt City Council does not endorse individual businesses but does encourage promotion and support of local businesses