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Our Stories – Healthy Families Hutt Valley & our partners.

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...

Partnership keeps momentum for smokefree environments

Partnership keeps momentum for smokefree environments

The journey towards a smokefree Hutt Valley is continuing to build momentum thanks to strong partnerships with Hutt Valley District Health Board and members of the local Tobacco Control Group. For the third year, Hutt Valley District Health Board has contributed...

The evolution of free ride

The evolution of free ride

Transport equity is a key focus for Healthy Families Hutt Valley. Increasing access and the use of low carbon, low cost transport options, like bikes, is great for our whānau and our environment. It is fun, active and creates connections to communities and...

Kei ōu ringaringa te ao | The world is yours

Kei ōu ringaringa te ao | The world is yours

In late February we said farewell to Julie Fairfield our Strategic Communications Manager. Julie has been with the team for five years working alongside us and our partners to capture, curate and share the stories of our mahi. We will miss her ability to make complex...

The Healthy Families NZ Approach Explained

Here at Healthy Families Hutt Valley, we’re passionate about the approach that Healthy Families NZ takes to preventing the rise of chronic disease and the impacts this has on our communities. All of the Healthy Families NZ localities are connected through our common...

Opportunities

Opportunities

Healthy Families Hutt Valley is entering an exciting new phase and the team are looking for people to join them! Healthy Families Hutt Valley are a close-knit team based within Hutt City Council. We work alongside our partners and communities to create change that...