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Council wins $3M health project to benefit local families

15 September 2014

Council wins $3M health project to benefit local families

Hutt City Council is leading the way in a new government initiative to improve people’s lives and prevent chronic disease in Lower Hutt.

“We have some of the most vulnerable communities in New Zealand and by working closely with them on this project we can change their communities for the better,” says Marcus Sherwood, Divisional Manager, Leisure Active.

The Council will work with local providers to deliver a $3 million project over the next four years that helps families live healthier by targeting the places where they live, learn, work and play.

Mayor Ray Wallace says, “Hutt City Council will be working with a number of partners to deliver this initiative, so we will be working closely with our communities to ensure that it’s having an effect.

“The health and wellbeing of our communities is a priority for Council, and we think this programme offers opportunities to really make a difference.”

Council is working in conjunction with a number of partners including Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui, Regional Public Health, Te Awakairangi Health Network, Sport Wellington, Takiri Mai te Ata Trust, Te Aroha Hutt Valley Association Incorporated, Hutt Valley Youth Health Trust t/a VIBE, The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand and Pacific Health Service Hutt Valley Inc.


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