The Mayor met with the Osaka-based Japan New Zealand Centre while in Minoh last week.
Since 2006 Lower Hutt has been very fortunate to welcome 78 teachers, 272 students attending a Rugby Camp based at Petone Rugby Club, a dozen on a Wellington regional gardening tour and more high school English Language students to Wainuiomata. Last year Hutt Valley High School also hosted several students from Higashisumiyoshi Ward of Osaka in a new programme created by the Japan New Zealand Centre which was appraised very highly by the ward level education office. Thanks Hutt High!
We at the Hutt Minoh House Friendship Trust have also recently supported these trips which stemmed from a relationship with Hutt City Council and the Hutt City i-SITE Visitor Centre.
There's potential to bring many more visitors to Lower Hutt with the potential for a new tour or two and we thank Yuriko Tegoshi and the team at Japan New Zealand Centre for allowing us to share our little slice of paradise with visitors from Japan. Arigato gozaimasu!