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‘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 »

Memories of Main Street coming to Upper Hutt’s Mall

A pop-up museum devoted to Main Street and the many changes it has undergone since the late 19th century will be open to the public during Positive Aging Week from 24 – 27 September. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 18 SEP 2014—Do you remember when part of Main Street used to be closed off as a… Read more »

Upper Hutt City Council announces Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week celebrated 20 – 27 September 2014. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 12 SEP 2014—To celebrate United Nations International Day of Older Persons, Upper Hutt is having a week of events to recognise this. Positive Ageing Week, 20 – 27 September, is a chance for our mature residents to have fun, connect with each… Read more »

Rider skills training saves lives

Upper Hutt motorcyclists are being offered subsidised skills training in an effort to increase safety on the roads. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 10 SEP 2014—In an effort to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes in the Wellington region, local Councils are again offering subsidised rider skills training. Registrations are now being taken for the next… Read more »