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Southend Business Group | Promoting a vibrant High Street

The Southend Business Group welcomes back Massey University’s “The Living Lab” Pop-up Campus for social interventions through the design course – Urban Camouflage.

For three weeks this November, 20 students will work from a pop-up campus to look at what types of interventions and placemaking methodology could be used to design spaces in Lower Hutt to make them more fun and attractive for people to use.

Submissions are now open for Central Hutt’s Re-Tree, Creative Christmas Tree Pop-up Exhibition.

Hutt City Council’s About Space Programme wants to team up with local artists, creatives and Christmas fanatics to bring back a new edition of the Re-Tree Christmas Tree Pop-up Exhibition to Central Hutt. As in previous years we are looking for art inspired unique Christmas trees to hold an exhibition that will be open to the general public during the Christmas shopping season.

Massey School of Design students return this year to work on two projects in the Southend precinct.  A focus this year will be the southern entrance to the precinct, and Andrews Ave will once again also receive attention.  The students will be based at The Living Lab Pop-up Campus in the mezzanine space of the Atrium Cafe, 215 High Street.

The Southend Business Group has appeared in the news this morning. Scoop has picked up our media release and published the articles New Lower Hutt business group wants to revive High Street and The Southend Business Group, Newest Business Association In Lower Hutt for more information.

Register to participate here.

Christmas on High will be a celebration of unlimited Christmas trees in Southend, Lower Hutt. ‘Southend’ is the area around the southern end of High Street, up to Margaret Street, including Laings Road, Andrews Ave, Margaret Street, Dudley Street and Queens Drive.

The flyer that should have been attached to the email earlier this evening.

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 Ave

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.
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