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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...

Partnership and collaboration the key to play prototyping

Partnership and collaboration the key to play prototyping

The prototyping skills of Healthy Families Hutt Valley’s Systems Innovators came to the fore at a workshop aiming to find new ways to make play more accessible for our communities. Healthy Families Hutt Valley and Hutt City Council staff recently took part in a Play...

Shared vision for a smokefree Hutt Valley

Shared vision for a smokefree Hutt Valley

Healthy Families Hutt Valley has always had a focus on increasing smokefree environments as a way of denormalising smoking. Our shared vision is a future where our community spaces are all smokefree, where our children don’t see smoking and aren’t exposed to...

Wainuiomata jumping on Bike Rodeo bandwagon

Wainuiomata jumping on Bike Rodeo bandwagon

Central Wainuiomata has been humming with the sounds of cycling thanks to Bike Rodeos oranised by Healthy Families Hutt Valley and its partners.Up until the nationwide lockdown was put in place in response to Covid-19, Wainuomata’s Queen Street had been playing host...

Council helping community stay active at home

Council helping community stay active at home

With most Hutt City residents spending their time safe at home, Hutt City Council (HCC) has turned to social media to help people maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.  At Alert Level 4, the Council’s Active in the Hutt team had to stop all of their fitness...

CRICKET KEEN MAYOR REWARDS JUNIOR PLAYERS WITH POOL PASSES

CRICKET KEEN MAYOR REWARDS JUNIOR PLAYERS WITH POOL PASSES

Being recognised as Player of the Day is often a highlight for junior sports players. Taita Cricket Club’s junior team recently had the added bonus of having their Go the H2O Player of the Day certificates presented by Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry. Known as a keen...

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