Upper Hutt City Council held Timberlea Neighbours Night on Friday 27 February which was a huge success. The family friendly sports night gave the community the chance to come together and enjoy a range of food and participate in fun activities, including a speedball game run by Activation , a fitness session run by Upper Hutt Boot Camp, bouncy castles, face painting, as well as the opportunity to connect with various service providers. The event brought 150-200 people out to the Timberlea Community House during the evening.
The Mayor officially launched the Naenae anti-graffiti programme at the Hilary Court in Naenae on 26 February.
The Naenae Board, Naenae Community Policing Team and the Hutt City Council anti-graffiti programme, have come together to reduce the amount of graffiti in the area, and engage the community in preventing it.
Early stages of the intiative involves the placement of 12 new signs in Hillary Court and Seddon Street, areas that are subjected to large amount of graffiti vandalism.
The signs outline the various ways people can report graffiti for removal, as well as providing advice about not approaching graffiti vandals; instead reporing them to Police.