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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...

Reimagining our streets and spaces

Reimagining our streets and spaces

We’re making our streets and public spaces safer and more enjoyable to spend time in, through Auaha Evolving Spaces. Kick-started through Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets for People pilot fund, Auaha Evolving Spaces is grounded in the principles of...

Play streets a massive hit across Lower Hutt

Play streets a massive hit across Lower Hutt

There has been a hive of activity in our local neighbourhoods as play streets take off across Lower Hutt.  Three Play Streets have ignited fun and connectedness over the past couple of months as residents take back their quiet streets and play right outside their...

Player of the Day kicks off for the summer season

Player of the Day kicks off for the summer season

Summer sport has kicked off for another season and we are excited and proud to have 40 clubs on board this summer, across eight different summer sports codes.  It is great to see these clubs and codes support the Go the H20 Player of the Day initiative for another...

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