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. 


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.

Mayor's Hot Seat

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

Talk Digital

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


Local services supporting children's wellbeing, learning, and development.