August 10, 2020

Hutt City Libraries bring conversations about death to life

Trying Chatham Island oysters, seeing the back of COVID-19, and going to the moon are some of the aspirations Hutt Valley residents have chalked up on a wall inside Petone Library this week as part of a global art project aiming to bring to life conversations and community action around death, dying and grief. Te …

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August 3, 2020

TMD Crew & local rangatahi create vibrant new mural

“I think street art is important, as it beautifies a place. There’s a generosity in it because it’s something for everyone. It’s for the people,” – Zayna, Year 11, Naenae. Last month, a group of Te Awakairangi rangatahi worked with Charles & Janine Williams from TMD Crew to create their first mural on the side …

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July 30, 2020

HOW TO SOUP in The Hutt

With winter here, what better way to be comforted than with a bowl of soup? Lower Hutt has an abundance of food businesses, producers, sellers and of course hospitality. #HOWTOSOUP profiles how these ingredients come together to create the daily offerings of a ‘Soup of the Day’ found at local eateries. Finding local ingredients is …

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July 30, 2020

Hutt City Council welcomes major boost from Government for rebuild of Naenae pool

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry joined Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Naenae today, where the Government announced a $27 million investment towards the rebuild of Naenae Pool.    Mayor Campbell Barry says this is a momentous day for the local community, which has been hard-hit following the closure of the current pool facility in April last …

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July 29, 2020

Construction on the eagerly awaited Beltway Cycleway to begin

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry and Associate Minister of Transport Hon Julie Anne Genter turned the first sod today to mark the start of the much-anticipated Beltway Cycleway
Campbell Barry says the cycling ‘spine’, which will eventually extend between Seaview and Taita, is a watershed moment for the community.

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July 28, 2020

COVID-19 couldn’t stop IYM 2020

Innovative Young Minds, an initiative between Hutt City Council and The Rotary Club of Hutt City, delivered an enlightening and engaging online 2020 programme. Usually held in the July school holidays as a residential programme in Lower Hutt, IYM exposes 80 Year 11 and 12 young women to the myriad of research and career opportunities …

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July 28, 2020

How Property Values Effect The Council Rates You Pay

During the COVID19 lockdown we were forced to refine our Draft Annual Plan. One thing that kept coming up was the question, how does the value of your property effect the amount of rates you pay? There’s a pretty wide misconception that property values increase = rates increasing. But this isn’t correct. I produced this short video which explains it as …

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July 22, 2020

The Crooked Elm’s Granny’s Apple Pie wins 2020 ‘Sweet As’ Challenge

The Crooked Elm has taken the crown for the 2020 ‘Sweet As’ Hutt’s Hot Chocolate Challenge with their ‘Granny’s Apple Pie’. The drink is described by Paul Rowan, owner of The Crooked Elm, as “tastes just like your grandma made, a spiced apple & custard with a white chocolate after taste. The flavours come in …

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