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Evaluation report shows value of Healthy Families Hutt Valley

Evaluation report shows value of Healthy Families Hutt Valley

Community leaders have welcomed an evaluation report which shows how the Healthy Families Hutt Valley kaupapa is contributing to improved health and wellbeing across our rohe. In the eight years the initiative has been running across the country, Hutt Valley has shown...

Let’s Play Every Day

Let’s Play Every Day

The future of play is one where our neighbourhoods and communities support and enable tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to get out and play. Play is important because it allows tamariki and whānau to experience fun, joy and laughter in a way that is important to them. It...

Creating a bikeable city leads to award

Creating a bikeable city leads to award

A healthy city is one that makes it easy and natural to be healthier, more prosperous and thrive. Active transport is a key component of a living in a healthy city as well as playing a significant role in transitioning to a sustainable transport system and meeting our...

Shaping the future of play

Shaping the future of play

Shaping the future of play recently kicked off with a series of Play Huddles across the Wellington region to help better understand different communities’ perceptions and experiences of play, and what helps or hinders children’s play. Play is important because it...

Growing a connected and kai resilient community

Growing a connected and kai resilient community

Food 4 Thought is a family-oriented community-led group that is uniquely Upper Hutt. A cross-section group of community champions who are working on the ground pioneering change for whānau and community. The mission is to encourage waste reduction and food resilience...

Change is upon us

Change is upon us

Hayley Buchan our Healthy Families Hutt Valley Manager has been part of the Healthy Families NZ movement and the pillar of Healthy Families Hutt Valley since the beginning of the initiative in 2015. As well as leading a team of systems innovators, strategists and...

Revelling in systems thinking

Revelling in systems thinking

Since the beginning, Barry Gall our Systems Strategist, has led the mahi in our systems approach to prevention, creating change across urban design, smokefree environments, the food system and local government. Barry shared some of his learnings during his time in the...

Participating by staying true to the kaupapa

Participating by staying true to the kaupapa

After three years as our Lead Systems Innovator, Eddie Edmonds was the driving force behind our team’s commitment to improving equity and health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori. By beginning our journey with a strong focus on building the internal capability of the...

The Power of Play in the Hutt

The Power of Play in the Hutt

Play in the Hutt is a movement kick-starting action to get our community PLAYING again. A partnership between Hutt City Council, Sport NZ and Healthy Families Hutt Valley with the aim to create strong foundations ensuring tamariki are able to be physically active...

He Hikinga Pūngao

He Hikinga Pūngao

He Hikinga Pūngao is a video series to promote whānau-oriented, community-led physical activity kaupapa in Te Awa Kairangi. The Healthy Families Hutt Valley team has been working with Māori organisations and marae who are creating better health and wellbeing outcomes...

Council role models mode shift

Council role models mode shift

Active travel enables people to be more active more often and we know that for those people who are more active in their daily lives, their wellbeing is enhanced and they are happier and healthier. What if businesses and organisations included e-bikes and e-scooters...