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Coaching for wellbeing

Coaching for wellbeing

Wellbeing and putting the person first is high up on the agenda for Wellington Rugby League. The philosophy runs deep and was evident last weekend during the delivery of the Kiwi League Senior Coaching course, part of New Zealand Rugby League’s ‘The Kiwi Way’ Coach...

Creating safe spaces where we live, learn, work and play

Creating safe spaces where we live, learn, work and play

Healthy Families Hutt Valley has a focus on creating safe spaces that reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Safe spaces are the social and physical environments that create and support safer patterns of drinking behaviour and encourage low-risk drinking, which means...

Māori Systems

Māori Systems

Kaihau Paitai, our Māori Systems Innovator has been in the role for a couple of months now and shares his reflections on his journey so far. “Te ao Māori has always been a part of my life – growing up in the Coromandel and going to Kōhanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa and...

Water is the winner in junior sport

Water is the winner in junior sport

Water continues to be a key feature of junior sporting sidelines thanks to local leadership by sports clubs who are dedicated to making water the easy choice. The Player of the Day initiative, which is part of the Go the H20 movement, was created to support sports...

Ko te wai te ora o ngā mea kātoa

Ko te wai te ora o ngā mea kātoa

Water is the life giver of all things. Wai represents the life blood of Papatūānuku, the tears of Ranginui and is the domain of Tangaroa. It is a taonga, an essential element of life for Māori and plays a central role in a tribe’s hinengaro, tinana and wairua state,...

Experimenting, being agile and adapting in action

Experimenting, being agile and adapting in action

As Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets for People programme gains momentum across Aotearoa, we‘ve been reflecting on our local journey and the ability to experiment, be agile and adapt to redesign our spaces better for people. Lower Hutt secured...

Changing lives through the power of rugby league

Changing lives through the power of rugby league

We've partnered with Wellington Rugby League to change lives through the game of rugby league, with their new smokefree sport initiative kicking off this April. The initiative powered by Wellington Rugby League aims to drive home the message that by creating...

Partnering for collective impact to create a movement for change

Partnering for collective impact to create a movement for change

Healthy Families Hutt Valley and Wellington Rugby League are partnering for impact on a range of new initiatives to normalise positive health behaviour in environments where whānau live, learn, work and play. Across many sporting codes there has been a significant...

Connecting people to good food

Connecting people to good food

Our communities have told us the important role food plays in their lives and how it contributes to their wellbeing.  It is one of the key ways we share and celebrate culture and family traditions.  However, across Aotearoa New Zealand there are too many...

Lower Hutt’s town centres proud to be smokefree

Lower Hutt’s town centres proud to be smokefree

Our shared vision is a future where our community spaces are all smokefree and vapefree, where our children don’t see smoking and aren’t exposed to second-hand smoke. Hutt City Council’s Smokefree Outdoor Public Places Policy is one of the strongest policies...

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