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Web coding workshop to be hosted at Upper Hutt Central Library

A free web coding workshop will be available for students aged 14 to 18 during the school holidays at Upper Hutt Central Library. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 01 APR 2015—Upper Hutt City Library is providing a coding workshop designed for beginners with little or no web programming experience. Facilitated by expert Tanya Gray and others… Read more »

Youth in Parks on again these school holidays

Once again Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is running the successful Youth in Parks programme these school holidays which offers free activities to youth. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 30 MAR 2015—The successful Youth in Parks programme is set to run again these April school holidays for 9 to 14 year olds. The initiative started… Read more »

Crowds of people set to Bike the Trail on 1 March

Online registrations for this year’s Bike the Trail have been steady with more than 400 people pre-registered for the free family event. UPPER HUTT, Wellington, NZ, 20 FEB 2015—More than 400 people have already registered for this year’s family-friendly Bike the Trail event along the Hutt River Trail. The event is an easy ride and… Read more »

Urzila to connect Upper Hutt community groups

Well-known comedian, Urzila Carlson, is coming to Upper Hutt to facilitate an evening for community groups to share, learn, and connect with each other. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 FEB 2015—Upper Hutt’s Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre will host Urzila Carlson and an assembly of community groups at a networking event on 4 March. Urzila… Read more »

March Madness returns to Main Street

This fair is as much about street theatre and live music as it is stalls and clearance bargains! UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 04 FEB 2015—The March Madness Fair is set to rock the streets of Upper Hutt again on Saturday 21 March. With free street theatre, live music, busker’s circles and a full stage this… Read more »

Registrations now open for Bike the Trail 2015

Register online for Bike the Trail 2015 at www.bikethetrail.co.nz   UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 JAN 2015—The successful Bike the Trail event is on again this year with registrations now open online. The event is a family friendly cycling event starting in Upper Hutt and follows the Hutt River Trail downstream to Petone. The annual… Read more »

Free Fun for our Youth in our Parks

Activation has coordinated a whole series of activities for our youth to take part in during their January School Holidays. Students at our Colleges and Intermediates have indicated activities they would like to do in our parks during their holidays.  Activation’s Recreation Advisor – Clubs and Schools, David King has put together a programme for… Read more »

GOLD and white water rafting

Activation’s first GOLD programme for the season headed to the Otaki Gorge for a white water adventure. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 17 DEC 2014—On Thursday 11 December, Activation’s ‘GOLD’ (Growing Old Living Dangerously) programme  introduced an adventurous group of Upper Hutt residents, to the swift white water in the Otaki Gorge. Heavy rainfall the day… Read more »

Santa and the Fairy Tale Christmas—join the fun this Sunday!

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 this Sunday. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 03 DEC 2014—Join Upper Hutt’s businesses, community groups, sports clubs, schools, and pre-schools in celebrating a ‘Fairy Tale Christmas’… 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 »