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Youth leadership spearheaded in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust have joined forces to facilitate ‘Spearhead Leaders,’ a youth leadership programme. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 13 FEB 2017—Spearhead Leaders is a collaborative initiative between Upper Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust. It aims to develop the leadership skills and potential of the… Read more »

Intergenerational initiatives springboard from Positive Ageing Week pilot

Building intergenerational relationships and understanding was the focus of an event held at Summerset Retirement Village on 7 December UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 DEC 2016—An event hosted at Summerset Retirement Village saw 30 students from Trentham Primary School and 20 residents from Summerset get together on 7 December to forge new relationships and understanding… Read more »

Oro—Upper Hutt produces three initiatives for Upper Hutt youth

Upper Hutt City Council Officers recently teamed up with the crew from Lifehack to boost youth wellbeing and leadership in the Upper Hutt community. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 DEC 2016—Lifehack is an initiative funded through the Social Media Innovation Fund, which is part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. The fund was… Read more »

Valley News December edition now available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website today on our online publications. This edition also includes our Christmas season hours. To view the December Valley News, click here (PDF 2.2 MB). Online publications can be viewed at: upperhuttcity.com/publication. Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council ‘drives’ White Ribbon awareness campaign

Ahead of White Ribbon Day on 25 November, Upper Hutt City Council staff are quite literally driving awareness of the campaign message throughout the City in a bid to promote respectful relationships and eliminate men’s violence towards women.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 NOV 2016—White Ribbon Day is held annually on 25 November. Events… Read more »

Bold new layout planned for Upper Hutt Central Library

Upper Hutt Central Library’s interior layout will be reconfigured early in the new year.   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 NOV 2016—Upper Hutt City Library Manager, Marion Read has announced a redesign of the Central Library’s interior layout. The aim is to create an even more welcoming, comfortable, and easy-to-use space for Library customers. A… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s Positive Ageing Week is back

A week of activities to celebrate Upper Hutt’s mature residents has been organised by Upper Hutt City Council for Positive Ageing Week 2016. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 05 OCT 2016—Each year, Upper Hutt City Council supports Positive Ageing Week, a week dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of mature residents in the Upper Hutt… Read more »

Social media and press workshop well attended in Upper Hutt

A recent workshop on working with Social Media and the Press was well received by local sporting and community organisations wanting to learn more.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 27 SEP 2016—Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team and Colin Williams from the Upper Hutt Leader jointly hosted a free workshop on working with Social Media and… Read more »

Upper Hutt’s annual Breakaway Festival of Cycling programme announced

Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival is about to kick off with events and fun for all ages. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 SEP 2016—The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling has been announced, offering something for everyone in Upper Hutt during the month of October. The Breakaway Festival of Cycling is in its fourth year… Read more »

Valley News September edition now available

The latest Valley News has been published on the website today on our online publications. To view the September Valley News, click here (PDF 2.3 MB). Online publications can be viewed at: upperhuttcity.com/publication. Read more »