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Upper Hutt’s free Have a Go Day

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

The community is invited to a public transport and companion driving service open day on Saturday 9 September, at Upper Hutt Station.Thursday, 31 August 2017

Upper Hutt’s free Have a Go Day to showcase public and accessible transport options

The community is invited to a public transport and companion driving service open day on Saturday 9 September, at Upper Hutt Station.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 31 AUG 2017— Upper Hutt City Council is partnering with Life Unlimited and Greater Wellington Regional Council to host a free Have a Go Day event on Saturday 9 September.

The Have a Go Day event is an opportunity for public and commercial transport providers to showcase and inform members of the community what services they provide. Attendants will find out how they can make the most of trains, buses, taxis, and other mobility vehicle services. The event will take place at Upper Hutt Station from
9.00 am – 2.00 pm on Saturday 9 September, alongside the Upper Hutt Spring Festival.

Public transport and companion driving providers will be on site to answer any questions the community may have regarding travel, such as:

• How to plan your journey

• Making it easier to travel with wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and prams

• Travelling with disability-assist dogs

• Kneeling buses and other accessibility features

• How to use a wheelchair hoist or ramp

Providers attending are:

• Driving Miss Daisy Upper Hutt

• Transdev

• Valley Flyer/NZ Bus

• Life Unlimited

• Lagans Pharmacy Upper Hutt

• Freedom Companion Driving Service Hutt Valley

• Freedom Medical Alarms/Wellington Free Ambulance

• Golden Oldies

• Hutt & City Taxis

The Have a Go Day event is proudly sponsored by the Upper Hutt City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

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About Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07’34” S, 175°04’06” E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.

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