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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 »

Second round of Sporting Chance now open for applications

After a successful first round, applications are now open for the second round of Activation’s Sporting Chance scholarships. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 26 FEB 2015—Sporting Chance has been established to assist children and youth (ages 8 – 18) attending primary, intermediate or college in Upper Hutt to participate in sport or physical activity. It is… 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 »

Council to ask residents for feedback in the 2015 Annual Community Survey

Upper Hutt City Council services to the community will be under the spotlight as it seeks feedback from residents.  UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 FEB 2015—This year’s Annual Community Survey will begin on Thursday, 19 February. The survey, which is initiated by Upper Hutt City Council, may take up to 3 weeks, concluding on Friday… 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 »

Upper Hutt shoppers’ ‘passports’ win them a wonderful Christmas

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy and 100% Newbolds Upper Hutt Director, Darren Gittins have drawn three winners for the Upper Hutt Lucky Shopper passport promotion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 23 DEC 2014— Christmas came early last Friday for three lucky shoppers after receiving calls to say they were winners in the Upper Hutt retailers’ Christmas… 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 »