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Paws in the Park begins in Upper Hutt this Sunday

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
HUHA Paws in the Park is a fantastic series of, free group dog walks that will run this summer in Upper Hutt, Hutt City, Wellington, Porirua, and Kapiti Coast.

“We love working in collaboration with the other five councils to host these events over summer,” says Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation Team Leader, Ellie Davidson. “It’s great being involved with Paws in the Park in Upper Hutt and seeing how much the community enjoys the group dog walk and socialising.”

HUHA Paws in the Park events will be run on a number of Sundays between 14 January and 11 March. All events start at 10.00 am and the length of the walk will vary depending on location. The Upper Hutt walk is at Tunnel Gully Recreation Area on Sunday 14 January at 10.00 am.

Great for dog and nature lovers alike, HUHA Paws in the Park is designed to showcase the many great dog-friendly open spaces located across the region. It’s also a great opportunity to take your dog and your family and friends somewhere new for an adventure.

“We are also extremely happy to be partnering with HUHA (Helping You Help Animals charity) at our Paws in the Park walks across the region,” says Mrs Davidson. “We welcome any donations people would like to give on the day to the volunteer-run animal shelter.”

HUHA volunteers and dogs will be in attendance at all the walks. Please remember to bring your dog on a lead as well as plastic bags to clean up after your pet. For more dates, locations, and information, go to the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s website: www.gw.govt.nz/paws-in-the-park-series

In Upper Hutt, Paws in the Park is also a part of the Gas Hub’s Parks and Places programme which is hosted by Council’s Activation team. Upper Hutt City Council provides sport and recreation opportunities to build a healthy community as part of its Long Term Plan and vision for the city.

Upper Hutt City Paws in the Park
Sunday 14 January
10.00 am
Tunnel Gully Recreation Area

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