I'm a writer blogger who has been resident in the Hutt Valley since the late 1960's. I'm a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I have seen many people come and go over the years, seen many things good and bad. Time to remember life...
Summer in the Hutt
The Wellington round of the New Zealand Beach Volleyball Pro Tour at Avalon Park in Lower Hutt last was a great success last weekend. Many hundreds of spectators passed through the park during the three days of competition.
Congratulations to winning men's champions O'Dea/Watson from NZ and women's champions Ishii/Murakami from Japan.
Thanks to everyone that came to watch and support as well as those movers and shakers - with special mention to Les Mills and Dews Construction for their generous sponsorship - who made this event possible.
Check out more information about the Beach Volleyball tour here
Talented locals Lani and Nate, pictured below, performed at the Waitangi Day 6 Feb, celebrations at the 'Summer in Dowse Square', Lower Hutt.The day started with Kapa Haka at midday, followed by local Cook Island dancers and drummers and a game of ki o rahi on the lawn. Harakeke weavers displayed their art and skills teaching members of the public. They were allowed to take their harakeke gift away with them.The Reka cafe was also open as usual.There is always plenty to do at The Dowse in the Hutt. The public, young and older had a marvellous time to celebrate Waitangi Day..
Check out other summer events in Lower Hutt which should prove popular. We are having a fantastic spell of hot weather in recent times with little signs of it changing, though there has been rain in other parts of NZ.