Success stories

Awakairangi Garden Blitz

Gareth West who works at Stokes Valley Koraunui Hub is a community champion. His love of gardening and fresh food led him to set up Awakairangi Garden Blitz, a community initiative where people come together to build a backyard vegetable garden in an afternoon. The goal is to create a network of māra kai around [...]

2018-12-11T00:10:37+00:0011 December 2018|

Quick Kai – a healthy option for school fundraising

Quick Kai is a healthy fundraising model born out of the Hutt Real Food Challenge that was initiated by Healthy Families Lower Hutt and run with Hutt City Council and Enspiral in February 2017. Developed by Jocelyn Reddy, Head of Faculty Technology at Wainuiomata High School, Quick Kai is a healthy alternative to traditional school [...]

2018-11-27T02:31:39+00:0027 November 2018|

Wainuiomata Hockey Club embraces ‘Go the H2O’ through Player of the Day certificates

This season Wainuiomata Hockey Club joined the ‘Go the H2O’ movement that promotes water as the drink choice. By joining they were eligible for player of the day certificates with free pool passes to Council pools in the region. To celebrate their season and prize giving, Wainuiomata Hockey Club chose Naenae Pool as the venue [...]

2018-10-22T22:36:15+00:0022 October 2018|

Naenae Market offering healthy kai and bringing life to the town centre

The Naenae Market has been running on Friday nights, from 4-7pm since August. Focusing on healthy kai, the market has brought new life and vibrancy to the town centre in Hillary Court. Fresh produce and healthy kai from food trucks and stalls combine with music and activities for kids to create a festive atmosphere. A [...]

2018-09-26T04:05:35+00:0026 September 2018|

Move it Mondays with Hutt City Council Communications and Marketing Team

Hutt City Council’s Communications and Marketing Team is the latest to join the Turning the Tide movement, working towards a healthier Lower Hutt. They have started ‘Move it Mondays’ to get out as a team at lunchtime and do some physical activity together. The creative team has come up with some interesting ways to get [...]

2018-09-11T03:33:58+00:0011 September 2018|

Petone librarians getting on their bike

Petone Library is embracing the kaupapa of Turning the Tide by using a Hutt City Council bike to get active while at work. Manager Liz Castle said staff like Ulu Afaese (pictured) use the bike to do visits to local Early Childhood Education centres for storytime, Bob Scott Retirement Village for Homebound deliveries and spins at lunchtime.

2018-07-18T04:11:57+00:0018 July 2018|