Hot Seats

Our Hot Seat programme offers you access to free information about a wide range of topics.

The sessions are delivered by community groups and local experts in their fields, including free legal advice and research help. No bookings or registrations needed. 

Do you have knowledge to share with our community?

Contact us by email for more information about becoming a Hot Seat expert:

Community Law

Legal information and advice on how to access free legal services.


Information and advice for job seekers: free education, training and career development.


Advice on tracing your family history and useful research tools and techniques. 

IRD Pop-up Sessions

Support and help with tax returns, Working for Families, and other IRD services.

Justice of the Peace

JPs available to witness signatures, complete insurance applications and more.

Learning Support Coordinators

Help and advice for families / whānau with children who need extra learning support.

Mayor's Hot Seat

Come and have an informal chat with Upper Hutt's Mayor, Wayne Guppy. 

Soil Health Checks

Custom garden soil analysis through microscopes and general gardening tips.

Talk Digital

Do you have questions about your smartphone or tablet? Our librarians are here to help.