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Prayers on council agenda queried

Lower Hutt councillor Chris Milne took issue with Christian prayers being added to the committee meeting agenda, "in ...

Lower Hutt councillor criticises inclusion of "religious statement" at meeting.

Suspected brawl at Wainui shop

Reports of fighting in a shop on Wainuiomata's Queen St has prompted a police response. (FILE PHOTO)

Police respond to reports of a Wainuiomata shopkeeper being hit in the head.

Claims of violence at rugby match

A player was allegedly kicked in the head following a Stokes Valley v Johnsonville match on Saturday. (FILE)

It's alleged multiple king hit punches were thrown and a player was kicked in the head during a rugby game in Wellington.

Positive results aplenty

Head teacher Debbie Whitely is looking forward to catching up with past students at Titiro Whakamua's 20-year reunion.

The Titiro Whakamua Hutt Valley teen parent unit is turning 20.

A fresh face for Rimutaka

Carolyn O'Fallon, the National candidate for Rimutaka, out and about in Upper Hutt.

Carolyn O'Fallon has been announced as the National Party candidate for Rimutaka

War games, teddies and Tai Chi

The Women's Royal Naval Service (the Wrens)

Upper Hutt's Audrey Harper has an interesting naval history.

Fundraising for defence

Supporters of Susan Dale Austen outside Wellington District Court in February.

Right-to-die groups launch global backing for capital campaigner.

Shakespeare meets steampunk

Titania Queen of the Fairies summons her fairies, Cobweb, Mustard-seed, Moth and Pease-blossom in Hutt Repertory ...

A new take on A Midsummer Night's Dream opens it up to people of all ages.

Stepping up to the global plate

Upper Hutt city councillor Hellen Swales.

Upper Hutt city councillor earns international advocacy role in 'natural progression' of duties.

The ultimate challenge

Phil Thorn was hit with meningitis in 2008 and since then has been blind, deaf and partially paralysed. Next month he ...

Nearly 10 years ago Phil Thorn was left deaf, blind and partially paralysed. Now he'll be cycling through Arthur's Pass

Our Anzac Day services

The Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, 2016.

Here's everything you need to know for services and events across Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

Hutt water chlorination continues

Queues at the artesian aquifer at Buick St, Petone, in February after a reservoir in Naenae had tested positive for E-coli.

Artesian wells remain off limits after Hutt drinking water tested positive for E coli.

Work with residents recognised

Celebrating the Alzheimer's NZ Dementia-Friendly award. From left, MP Chris Hipkins, Catherine Hall from Alzheimers NZ, ...

Fergusson Retirement Village first retirement village to score Alzheimers NZ Dementia-Friendly Award.

Teens take game to Ireland

Upper Hutt City junior footballers Dan McKay and Josh McCarroll compete in the 'Super Cup' in Northern Ireland in July.

Upper Hutt junior footballers have been picked for youth team to compete in Northern Ireland.

Woman charged with aiding suicide

Supporters of Susan Dale Austen gathered for one of her court appearances. (File photo)

Susan Austen was already accused of importing a euthanasia drug after the death of Annemarie Treadwell​ in 2016.

Fire in Wainuiomata

Police and fire attended the incident on Thursday evening. (FILE PHOTO)

A fire that collapsed the roof of a house is to be investigated by specialists.

Terrified of pterodactyls

Comedian Patch Lambert will be performing at Bats Theatre from May 2 to 6.

Billy T nominee Patch Lambert has come a long way since he imagined pterodactyls flying around his childhood home

Singing the songs of the seas

NZ Music Hall of Fame member Moana Maniapoto stars in the show "My Name is Moana", featuring at Centre Stage on Friday ...

From pubs in the Arctic circle to Borneo rainforests, Moana Maniapoto has played it all.

Police called to capital train

The Petone train station, where police were called to on Thursday morning (File photo).

Hutt Valley commuters had to deal with a large and angry man on their train on Thursday morning.

Rates rises: who's up for what

Kapiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan says some councils are eating their future.

Proposed rates hikes go out for consultation across the Wellington region.

Two prison guards injured

Two guards are in hospital after an incident at Rimutaka Prison. (File photo)

Assault by three inmates at Rimutaka Prison puts two guards in hospital.

Rams left lamenting late loss

Upper Hutt Rams  inside centre Jayden Treviranus is held by a Wainuiomata opponent in Swindale Shield rugby. Midfield ...

Leading 21-5 and set to take advantage of a strong wind, the Upper Hutt Rams were left wondering how their Swindale Shiled game against Wainuiomata got away from them.

A new look for prisoners

Offender Employment instructor James Faraimo with two female prisoners at the self-contained Arohata Upper Prison at ...

Female prisoners are gaining practical painting skills at their new Upper Hutt home.

Power restored in Petone

Power is out for about 200 properties in Petone. (File photo)

About 200 properties have had power restored after an hour-long outage.

School project with a difference

Julianna Barber's parents ran a family home and she lived with foster children, so she knows how crucial the support is, ...

Julianna Barber has organised a charity event as part of her school curriculum.

Easter traffic backs up

Southbound traffic queued at the Otaki roundabout about 5.30pm on Easter Monday.

Southbound motorists say it took an hour to get from Levin to Otaki on Monday afternoon.

Lack of police access highlighted

Winston Peters addresses a crowd of Upper Hutt Grey Power members at the Hapai Club Rooms on April 12.

Lack of police support and budget cuts were the focus of an address by Winston Peters in Upper Hutt

Buildings under microscope

Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy says it's an ongoing process identifying buildings that share similarities to the ...

Investigations have begun on Upper Hutt buildings that potentially share similarities to Statistics House

Shedding light on reflective fashion

Kat Filer, centre, with  Arrow Uniforms' Sheila Murray-Hamilton, left, and model Lily Andrew at the 2016 Project Glow ...

Project Glow Wear is a competition aiming to create fashionable and affordable reflective safety wear.

Police pursuit ends in crash

The Subaru is understood to have hit a white hatchback, parked outside Valley Church, shunting it into a people mover.

A 15-year-old was at the helm of a stolen car that weaved on and off Wainuiomata pavement.

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