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Our Stories – Healthy Families Hutt Valley & our partners.

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...

Fond Farewells

Fond Farewells

The Healthy Families Hutt Valley team and Strategic Leadership Group would like to share their fond farewells and acknowledgements to the contribution of Marcus Sherwood, Lucy Kingsbeer and George Lajpold. In October we farewelled Marcus Sherwood, our longest standing...

The power of a word – Waiora

The power of a word – Waiora

Connection for Māori to all living things is central to our identity, health, and wellbeing. Living in te ao tūroa (natural world) we connect to everything living and non-living through whakapapa (layers of connection). Māori look to the past to inform the way we move...

2021 – Our Year in Review

2021 – Our Year in Review

Meri Kirihimete! If you could sum up 2021 in a single word, what would it be? This is something we’ve been reflecting on as 2021 comes to a close and we look back to all the highs, lows, learnings and experiences we have had this year. If you’d asked us in January,...

Plan your ride home before you head out

Plan your ride home before you head out

We have a focus on reducing the harm caused by alcohol. Where people have safer patterns of drinking behaviour, environments support low-risk drinking, harmful drinking is not visible to our children and young people and community wellbeing and safety is enhanced....