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Have questions about HighLight? Here are the answers to our most commonly asked queries, including accessibility.

Accessibility

Paths are suitable for people in wheelchairs, or with limited mobility. If possible, we recommend having assistance as some surfaces may prove difficult.

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Paths are suitable for people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. If possible, we recommended having assistance as some surfaces may prove difficult.

While we are encouraging people to leave their dogs at home, we understand that this isn’t always possible. Registered assistance dogs are welcome to enjoy HighLight with you. We’d just like to remind you that there will be lots of noise and lights in case the noise startles your dog.

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There will be warnings on the approaching paths and it may be possible to bypass completely. More details will come on the location of this installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

HighLight: Carnival of Lights is a low cost public event that transforms Upper Hutt into a wonderland of brilliant light installations and live performances over four nights at Easter weekend. 

Each year, we partner with a local charity to help them raise awareness and funds. This year we have partnered with Autism NZ so please remember to bring along a gold coin for the collection buckets.

This is a uniquely Wellington region event which provides a creative laboratory for performers, artists and technicians to innovate and grow and is proudly brought to you by Late Night Lights with the help of our partners and sponsors.

Highlight is an annual event held over Easter Weekend. 

Dates: 6 – 9 April 2023

Timing:

  • 6:30pm Gates open
  • 7pm Lights on
  • 10.30pm Lights turned off/event finishes

Yes please. Autism NZ donation collectors will require cash.

Short of a serious storm, HighLight is an all-weather event. There are indoor spaces and most installations and performances will go ahead in wet weather.

We’ve taken every precaution in the preparation of HighLight to ensure a safe event for all.  However, we remind parents and caregivers that you do need to supervise your children at all times.

Please report lost/found children to the nearest event staff. We ask that you keep a lost child as close to where you found them. In our experience, 90% of lost children are found when parents retrace their steps.

We love dogs, but on this occasion please leave them at home.

If you find an item please hand it to the nearest event crew member.

If you have lost an item, please email us and one of the team will be in touch.

In 2018, we diverted 78% of the event waste away from landfill.

All food and beverage packaging purchased onsite will be either compostable or recyclable. To support our effort to minimise event waste we ask that you consider this when bringing food or refreshments purchased offsite to HighLight.

Collectors will be out and about on all four nights so please give generously.

Photographs and/or video will be taken at HighLight.
By signing an approval form, you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include(but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.
If you do not wish to be photographed please inform the photographer.

Fill in the survey and go into the draw to win a $1500 House of Travel voucher

Complete our HighLight survey and go into the draw to win a $1500.00 House of Travel voucher.

  1. One survey entry  equals one entry into the draw. Multiple entries are not allowed.
  2. Surveys close at midnight on Sunday 3 November 2019. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. We reserve the right to redraw any winners if we have received no reply within 48 hours, and then redraw.
  3. This competition is open to New Zealand residents.
  4. Hutt City Council reserves the right to provide an alternative and similar value prize.
  5. By entering the competition each entrant will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

Tag your pics with #highlightcarnival and be in to win a $250 Queensgate Shopping Centre voucher.

Get tagging your favourite HighLight moments with #highlightcarnival in Instagram and be in to win a $250 Queensgate Shopping Centre voucher.

  1. One survey submission is one entry into the draw. Multiple entries are not allowed.
  2. Survey entries close 11pm Monday 28 October. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via direct message. We reserve the right to redraw any winners if we have received no reply within 48 hours, and then redraw.
  3. This competition is open to New Zealand residents.
  4. By entering the competition the winner agrees to their name being published and to be photographed and/or interviewed to feature in HuttValleyNZ.com promotions for publicity purposes.
  5. This competition is not in any way associated with or run by Facebook or Instagram.
  6. Hutt City Council reserves the right to provide an alternative and similar value prize.
  7. By entering the competition each entrant will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
  8. Voucher can only be redeemed for new bookings made through House of Travel Lower Hutt.
  9. The voucher is non-transferable, cannot be exchanged for foreign currency and has no cash value.
  10. Voucher must be redeemed in-store, by email or phone with House of Travel Lower Hutt at least 21 days prior to departure date.
  11. Booking fees will apply where applicable. Once arrangements are in place, supplier terms and conditions apply.