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Southend Business Group | Promoting a vibrant High Street

The Southend Business Group has now been formally incorporated as a society and is listed on the New Zealand government societies register.

In February/March 2020, the Hutt City Council turned the relatively quiet Andrews Avenue in Lower Hutt, Wellington into a creative and vibrant space. It was one of Waka Kotahi’s Innovating Streets case studies.

Christmas is coming to the Hutt -let's co-design and co-create ideas that will create a festive atmosphere in the CBD in December.
The Government has allocated funding to support businesses in gaining expert advice from professional service providers. This funding allows businesses to access vouchers for the full cost of engaging with business services.

A pop-up stall (actually a converted container) has been operating in Andrews Avenue each evening selling hot chocolate as part of the Hutt Valley "Sweet As" challenge for 2020. 

Read more about the challenge and the entries here


Report of a meeting held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt on  Tuesday 5 March 2019 commencing at 5.30pm.

Read more here.

For the last fortnight, Andrews Avenue has been closed to traffic as part of an exciting project to start regenerating the southern end of Lower Hutt.

Read more here.

A group of students from the Wellington School of Design have turned a quiet Lower Hutt street into a creative and vibrant space through their third-year design course.

Read more here.

Friday, 4 October 2019, 3:44 pm
Press Release: Hutt City Council

Next week council will meet to consider supporting a new project called “Urban Camouflage” which aims to transform the relatively quiet Andrews Avenue in Lower Hutt into a creative and vibrant space

Read more at Scoop.