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Councillors focused on safer route over Wainuiomata Hill Continued from page 1 “It would be great to see it happen sooner rather than later – to see work start early next year and not take longer than 12 months would be great,” Campbell says. Funding for the new path is set to come from the Government’s Urban Cycleways Fund (UCF). The path is part of the same project that saw the Pukeatua Bridge completed in 2015. The most recent update is that a design has been finalised and a contractor appointed. It is intended that the path will be constructed at the same time, rather than in two stages as initially planned. “Having both sides of the hill happen concurrently will save a significant amount on construction time and total cost,” Campbell says. Josh says there have been a lot of questions about the path and

A safer route for cyclists and pedestrians over Wainuiomata Hill is on the cards. PHOTO: Dan Whitfield

people’s safety recently. “As soon as it happens, it will be a lot safer for everyone,” Josh says. The completion of the Wainuiomata Hill Shared Path will

be a key project the council’s current strategy, Walk and Cycle the Hutt 2014 – 2019. Josh says by having the path, it will mean Wainuiomata is connected to the rest of the valley.

Key features of the shared path also include new roadside barriers to provide safe separation between the shared path and traffic, as well as street lighting.

HighLight carnival shines brightly in Lower Hutt HighLight Carnival of Lights is set to transform Lower Hutt’s Riddiford Garden with interactive light installations. For four nights visitors to the inaugural light carnival will immerse themselves in displays, live entertainment for the whole family and hands-on features as they explore the gardens. Festival director Carla Steed says the event has been created by the Hutt City Council to offer an exciting and fun interactive experience over Labour Weekend. “We’re excited to introduce visitors to this new iconic annual event. With an array of installations and immersive experiences as well as an awe-

some lineup of performances, HighLight is going to be something quite special for the Hutt,” Carla says. The new event has the underlying theme ‘Being Human’, which will be interpreted through the displays in a number of ways including physiologically, emotionally, culturally or through our use of technology. Central to this is internationally-acclaimed light installation, Affinity. Designed in Australia by amigo & amigo in collaboration with S1T2, Affinity reinforces the human element of HighLight by acting as a conversation-starter about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Vayda Pou is excited for the HighLight Carnival of Lights. PHOTO: Supplied

HighLight has partnered with charity Alzheimer’s Wellington to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

 HighLight will run in Riddiford Garden from Friday, October 20 to Monday, October 23, 7pm to 11pm nightly. Free entry. Find out more at highlight.org.nz.

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