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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...

Working towards a city that is healthy by design

Working towards a city that is healthy by design

A healthy city is one that makes it easy and natural to be healthier, more prosperous and thrive.  During the COVID-19 lockdown our neighbourhoods were transformed. Our whānau reclaimed our streets for walking, cycling and playing. People were able to use and...

Exploring Māori Systems and creating                                   Te Whārua

Exploring Māori Systems and creating Te Whārua

The team has been on a journey this year exploring Māori Systems and building our cultural capability.  This is to support our engagement on Māori interests and knowledge of Māori systems underpinning our mahi and influencing each of the conditions of systems...

Not all heroes wear capes

Not all heroes wear capes

Each year Christchurch City Council honours outstanding citizens with the Christchurch City Council Civic Award, recognising a person’s service and contribution to the city. Systems Innovator George Lajpold was recently acknowledged with the 2020 Civic Award (Emerging...

The Pacific Series 2020

The Pacific Series 2020

Over the weekend, at Hoon Hay Park in Christchurch, and alongside our Healthy Families Ōtautahi whānau, we had the opportunity to be a part of the Pacific Series 2020.  An event, shining a light on sport as a vehicle to bring the community together to share, embrace...

‘Free Ride’ Launches in Naenae

‘Free Ride’ Launches in Naenae

A new community free bike sharing scheme, 'Free Ride' launched in Naenae at the end of October 2020. The first 10 brightly branded Free Ride bikes will be available from special bike racks outside the Naenae Clubhouse and the Naenae Library for anyone to take and...

Experiencing   Te   Ahi   Kōmau

Experiencing Te Ahi Kōmau

The recent Food, Fire Festival - Te Ahi Kōmau hosted by Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae with support from Healthy Families South Auckland celebrated South Auckland's fiery volcanic past as well as its legacy of rich soils and amazing produce, and Healthy Families Hutt Valley...

Local club influences national smoke-free law

Local club influences national smoke-free law

This story is a great example of local leadership and collective impact amongst partners. Wainuiomata Rugby League Club, with the backing of Regional Public Health, championed a smokefree cars campaign in their community to which the results have led to the passing of...

A shared vision for a smokefree community

A shared vision for a smokefree community

Smoking is still a major cause of preventable disease in our country and, while we are making good progress to reduce the harm from tobacco, bold leadership at all levels is still needed and we have been on that journey in the Hutt Valley. Aligned to the Government’s...

Moving towards a regenerative food system

Moving towards a regenerative food system

Our food system has been one of many systems exposed during this pandemic and although we are challenged by meeting the immediate needs we are also presented with a significant opportunity to re-imagine the future that will nurture the health of papatūānuku and our...

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