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Event cancellations in Lower Hutt in response to COVID-19

To limit the potential spread of COVID-19 a number of events in Lower Hutt are being cancelled or postponed.

These decisions are being made following the Government’s announcement on Monday that all gatherings of more than 500 people should not go ahead. Some of the events being cancelled or postponed fall under that threshold, with the organisers exercising extra caution in awareness of vulnerable communities.

It is disappointing that these events that have had much hard work poured into them will not be able to go ahead as planned, but these steps are being taken in the interest of public safety and reducing the possibility of spreading COVID-19.

Many of these events are not organised by Hutt City Council, but we are including them in the list for better public awareness. This list will be updated as we know more.

As at Thursday 19 March, the following events have been cancelled or postponed:

City events

  • Lower Hutt Primary School Sports Festival – Cancelled
  • Randwick School Food Festival – Postponed
  • Tumeke Taita Summer Festival – Cancelled
  • Hutt City XRACE – Postponed
  • Korokoro School Gala 2020 – Cancelled
  • Belmont Park Open Day – Cancelled
  • Home and Interiors Show – Postponed
  • Step Out for Te Omanga – Cancelled
  • Hutt City Kindergartens Family ColourWalk and Fun Day – Cancelled
  • Naenae Oranga Festival – Cancelled
  • Extravaganza Fair – Cancelled
  • Hutt MultiFest – Postponed
  • Business for Breakfast – Cancelled
  • Citizenship Ceremony – Cancelled
  • Tokelau Easter Festival – Cancelled
  • Delight Events – Postponed
  • Polish Festival – Postponed
  • ANZAC Day Civic Service – Cancelled
  • ANZAC Day Services – Cancelled
  • Miss Punjaben New Zealand – Postponed
  • Darkrun – Cancelled
  • Hutt Fest – Cancelled
  • Hutt Science STEMM Student Challenge – Postponed
  • Hutt’s Got Talent – Postponed

Walter Nash Centre

  • Steve Wang Basketball League – Suspended
  • Tu Meke Taita – Cancelled
  • Kaumatua Olympics – Cancelled
  • Aotearoa Basketball training – Cancelled
  • Saturday Night Basketball Club – Suspended
  • Sports Links International – Cancelled
  • North Island Regional Karate – Postponed 
  • NZ Police – Cancelled 
  • NZ Cancer Society Support – Suspended 
  • Tokelauan Easter Festival – Cancelled
  • Pinoy Basketball League – Suspended 
  • Pepe Basketball League – Cancelled
  • Delight Events (Spark) – Postponed 
  • Capital Basketball 3on3 tournament – Cancelled 
  • Community Yoga – Cancelled 
  • Community Guitar Juniors – Cancelled 
  • Community Guitar Adults – Cancelled 
  • Indoor Netball – Suspended 
  • Levi Basketball – Suspended 
  • Floorball – Cancelled 
  • Capital Football – juniors – Cancelled
  • Capital Football – seniors – Cancelled 
  • Netball Hutt Valley – Senior – Suspended 
  • Netball Hutt Valley – Hoilday Programme – Cancelled 
  • Netball Hutt Valley- Rep Trials – Cancelled 
  • Naenae Collegians Netball – Suspended 
  • Upper Hutt Maidstone – Suspended 
  • Community Yoga – Taita – Suspended 
  • Project with Aroha Resthome – Suspended 

The Dowse

  • Opening- Nga Hokohoko – Cancelled
  • Season Opening- A Mua & Human Hand – Cancelled 
  • Ta Moko Uhi Demonstration – Postponed 

Active in the Hutt 

  • Community Yoga – Wainuiomata – Cancelled 
  • Community Yoga – Lower Hutt – Cancelled 
  • Community Yoga – Taita – Cancelled 
  • Build & Play Trailor – Not in use
  • Kids Yoga – Cancelled 
  • Pilates Gold – Cancelled 
  • Stretch & Flex – Cancelled 
  • Yoga Gold – Cancelled 
  • Chair Yoga – Cancelled
  • Zumba Gold – Cancelled
  • Cardio & Toning – Cancelled
  • Ready Steady Balance – Cancelled 

Wainuiomata Hub

  • Clay art programme – Suspended
  • Percussion art programme – Suspended
  • Raranga art programme – Suspended
  • Tape Art – Suspended
  • Jewellery art programme – Suspended
  • Songwriting – Suspended
  • Printmaking – Suspended

Koraunui Stokes Valley Hub

  • Percussion art programme – Suspended
  • Dance Workshops – Suspended
  • Selfie Workshops – Suspended
  • Koraunui Marae Mural – Suspended 

Ricoh Sports Centre 

  • Musical Movers – Suspended
  • Valley Fit – Suspended
  • Pilates Gold – Suspended
  • Stretch & Flex – Suspended
  • Yoga Gold – Suspended

Libraries
All our libraries remain open and all services are available, but we are suspending some events and programmes. For a full list of libraries events and programmes affected please visit the Hutt City Libraries website

Council is reviewing our events and programming on a day-by-day, case-by-case basis in terms of risk, potential for alternatives, postponement and cancellations. Check back here for updates.

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