Wednesday February 8, 2017
inbrief news Sustainable living workshops Two sustainable living workshops will be held at Hutt City Libraries this weekend. Both will be held by Hutt City Council’s sustainability officer Natalie Hormann. A “Composting and Worm Farming” workshop will be held at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library on Saturday, February 11 from 10.30am to 11.30am and a “Starting Your Garden” workshop will be held at the Naenae Community Library on Saturday, February 11 from 12pm to 1pm. Both workshops are free.
Upper Hutt Carnival The Upper Hutt Carnival will be taking place at the end of this month at Trentham Memorial Park. The annual event will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 10am to 4pm. General admission to the event is $5 and a Family Pass (two adults and three children, or one adult and 4 children) is $20.00. Under 5s are free. For more information head to www.upperhuttsummercarnival.co.nz/
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Local youth to benefit from Ignite Sport funding Local young people benefit from new investments in youth development opportunities following a government announcement made last week. Youth minister Nikki Kaye announced last Tuesday over $590,000 would be given to youth focussed businesses and opportunities in the Wellington region. Ignite Sport, who run sport and leadership sessions with schools from a round the Hutt Valley, including Wainuiomata High School and Wainuiomata Intermediate School, received $ 87,000 of government funding and $220,000 of funding and in-kind support from schools, the New Zealand Lotteries Board, individual donations and trusts. “Ignite Sport… uses sport and recreation to engage and motivate young people, will be supported to provide opportunities for more than 780 young people to develop their sporting ability, and recognise the pathways necessary to succeed in life,” Ms Kaye said. Ignite Sport Trust coordinator Kevin Goldsbury said the group was “thrilled to receive the funding”.
Coordinator at Ignite Sport Kevin Goldsbury with Youth Minister Nikki Kaye and National List MP based in Lower Hutt Chris Bishop. PHOTO: Supplied.
“It will go a long way to support our on-going work with local young people. In addition, it will enable Ignite Sport to grow its influence in new schools. “By working together every-
one achieves more, which is why partnerships are of critical importance to us,” he says. National list MP based in Lower Hutt, Chris Bishop, said he was also pleased Ignite Sport was benefitting
from the funding. “I’m delighted to see Ignite Sport recognised in this funding round… The work they do really makes a difference to kids in the Hutt and beyond,” he said.
Two drown in Hutt last week Two men drowned in Lower Hutt waters last week. A man was missing in the Hutt River during a storm last Thursday evening. The 19-year-old, originally believed by Police to have been swimming, went missing in the Hutt River near Belmont School.
Sergeant Anthony Harmer said bad weather had made searching for the man difficult and it was not possible for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to be used, however, the Fire service assisted Police in searching the riverbank using thermal imaging hardware. Police recovered the man’s
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body at Karaka Bay on Saturday morning following the discovery made by a member of the public earlier that day. Police said they were grateful to of the organisations who assisted in the search, including LandSAR, the Hutt Community Emergency Response Team and the Upper
Hutt Community Rescue. On Sunday emergency services attended a drowning in Eastbourne after being called to the beach in the afternoon. The 30-year-old man died in hospital. Police are supporting the men’s families at this time.
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