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Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Upper Hutt City Council announces NZTA funding to improve walking and cycle trails. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014—Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and… Read more »

Safe Hutt Valley reminds residents to keep homes safe from burglary

Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt Valley Police would like to remind residents of what they can do to reduce their chances of being burgled. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 16 OCT 2014—Although burglaries and home invasions are rare, they can happen from time-to-time. Upper Hutt City Council, along with Hutt Valley Police, would like to… Read more »

Safe Hutt Valley promotes good car security practice

Upper Hutt City Council, as part of the Safe Hutt Valley group, is once again reminding car owners to make sensible choices around security for their vehicles. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 15 OCT 2014—Safe Hutt Valley is a group of organisations committed to promoting safety in the Hutt Valley. Group members, Upper Hutt City Council… Read more »

‘Green man’ to protect Akatarawa Road culvert from tagging

A mural painted on an Akatarawa culvert wall has recently been completed in an effort to curb tagging in the area. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 15 OCT 2014—Not quite a modern-day scarecrow, a ‘Green man’ mural was completed in late September on a culvert wall on Akatarawa Road. The spot had previously been a target… Read more »

ALIVE and kicking

Two new programmes are about to begin under Activation’s ALIVE programme, designed to increase participation in sport and active recreation. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 OCT 2014—Activation’s ALIVE programme is ready to have two new programmes kick off in mid-October. Following on from the ‘Have-A-Go’ programme held earlier in the year, these programmes are directed… Read more »

Sport to engage our youth

Activation is using sport, music, and food to engage the youth of Upper Hutt that are hanging around after school. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 09 OCT 2014—Activation is going to trial using sport and physical activity, a barbecue, some sounds, and comfy beanbags to engage with those youth that are just hanging around after school… Read more »

Upper Hutt, a city of opportunities!

Upper Hutt City Council is getting serious about attracting new business investment. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 OCT 2014—Upper Hutt City Council seeks to stimulate the economy by offering incentives for businesses to set up and expand within the city. Its new Economic Development Stimulus Package offers a range of grants for relocation, retrofitting, and… Read more »

Giving our kids a Sporting Chance

Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team launches Sporting Chance funding to increase access to sport participation for children and teenagers. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 02 OCT 2014—Activation is excited to launch a new and exciting opportunity to Upper Hutt children. The Sporting Chance fund will contribute to breaking down the financial barrier for families to… Read more »

Keep Learning in Upper Hutt for mental wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week, 6 – 12 October 2014, is being run by the Mental Health Foundation, with the theme of ‘Keep Learning.’ Upper Hutt City Council is raising awareness of the importance of the Keep Learning pillar and how its citizens can keep learning in Upper Hutt. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 26 SEP 2014—“When… Read more »

Santa and the Fairy Tale Christmas—join the fun!

Santa is coming to town! Elves, fairies, princesses, and knights will be among the fairy tale characters taking to the Main Street of Upper Hutt for the much-loved Santa Parade. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 SEP 2014—An invitation is extended to all businesses operating in Upper Hutt, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and pre-schools to… Read more »