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Wednesday January 25, 2017

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Continued from page 1. Safe City Youth Movement’s Jimmy Samu and Bennett Pomana from Kokiri Marae worked with The Hutt City Council, Safer City Hutt Valley, Creative Meats, Quality Bakery, Way of Life Gym and Fitness centre, Domino’s Pizza Wainuiomata, Resene Paints and The Wellington Saints Basketball to make the event happen. Organiser Jimmy Samu said this event would feature three on three basketball, a “Juju on that Beat” dance competition and a freestyle rap event. “We’re trying to capture the youth who said they didn’t have anything to do. So we’re going to help them by providing them with many positive events,” he said. “This year is going to be their year. Not only are we about helping the youth but also their families, and the community installing pride, bringing them together and building them stronger.” Dozens of locals took to the basketball courts last Friday afternoon to help prepare

The helpers from the working bee.

them for the event. The working bee saw the lawns mowed, courts swept and seats repainted in time for the event. Two new heavy duty basketball hoops will be installed and backboard replaced before the day.

Local woman, Mel Manu who helped at the woking bee, said the event would be good for the community. “It’s good for the youth to take pride in their community and for us to provide them with a safe and clean environ-

ment,” she said.  The Safe City Youth Movement event will take place on Saturday, February 4. For more information or to find out how to register head to the Safe City Youth Movement Facebook page.

Fresh ideas for healthy food in the Hutt Valley More fresh and affordable food grown in the Hutt Valley is one of the ambitious goals of a special all-day event in February. The Hutt Real Food Challenge will run on February 25, with a launch night on February 24. Run by Healthy Families Lower Hutt, Hutt City Council and social enterprise incubator Enspiral, the challenge was designed to find and develop innovative and creative business and social solutions. The all-day event provides a

platform to explore and pitch ideas to ‘fix the system’, find team members, test the viability of ideas and for participants to be supported to take action. It aims to be a catalyst for business and community ideas which enhance the local food system in the Hutt Valley. The event will be followed by a project and business development series for professional development. The winning teams will be invited to participate in a followup support series to turn their

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ideas into reality. Organiser Erin Adams of Healthy Families Lower Hutt said the idea for the event came as many residents in some Lower Hutt neighbourhoods had limited access to fresh and healthy food. “Instead, their easiest choice is fast food or convenience food which is often high in sugar, salt and fat and lacking in nutrients. “We want to increase the amount of fresh food produced in the Hutt Valley to make healthy choices easier for eve-

ryone and help us become less reliant on outside sources. “This challenge is a fun way to do this and we hope community-minded locals with a passion for good food will get behind it,” she said.  The Hutt Real Food Challenge will take place on Saturday, February 25. To sign up to attend the challenge head to www.huttrealfood. nz. Location of the event to be determined based on amount of interest.

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Phone (04) 587 1660

Working bee takes place to help prepare for a new youth movement

Sat, 28th Jan.

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Sat, 11th Feb.


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Planning a Party? Private function room available for hire. You bring the food, We’ll do the drinks and the venue!

Moores Valley Road. Ph 920 0276

Karaoke Fridays from 9pm

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LUNCH: Wed - Sat 12pm to 2pm DINNER: Wed - Sun 5pm to 8pm

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