Hutt Valley

AOS call out


The Armed Offenders Squad repsonded to a report of a suspected kidnapping this afternoon.

$3.5m for new train station

Upper Hutt train station

A new Upper Hutt railway station will open early in 2016 and cost $3.5 million.

Proposal for Hutt housing

Lower Hutt waterloo

ANDREA O'NEIL - The Dominion Post

Four-storey apartment buildings and densely packed infill housing could appear in Lower Hutt.

Mallard warns of link road chaos

Mallard strap

A claim by MP Trevor Mallard that 10,000 extra vehicles would travel daily along Petone Esplanade from a Grenada link road has been rejected as "scaremongering".

'Oppressive and unjust'


Decision to drop infanticide prosecution against mentally impaired woman was made for compassionate reasons.

Shaky buildings usable

Earthquake generic

Two Upper Hutt council-owned community buildings serving as the homes of the Citizens Advice Bureau and Read Write Plus are earthquake risks.

Baby's dehydration was fatal


Infant who died in care on Christmas Day 2008 suffered a heart attack brought on by dehydration.

Retirement village's future in doubt

Ropata Village

A Lower Hutt retirement village is facing closure due to dwindling resident numbers.

Boy hit by car

St John's Ambulance

A toddler has been transferred to Wellington Hospital's intensive care unit after being hit by a car.

SH2 crash cleared

Hutt crash May 22

A ute that crashed on State Highway 2 in Lower Hutt has been cleared.

Holiday park last resort for homeless families

Harcourt Holiday Park

A holiday park has become the last port of call for families trying to avoid homelessness in Upper Hutt.

Foodbank's future uncertain

Lower Hutt foodbank

Lower Hutt Foodbank is calling for funds to help with rent.

Congestion driving retailers mad

Jackon St Petone

A container truck smashing smashing a store canopy is the latest incident driving Jackson St retailers to demand actionl.

Civic building demolition under way

lower hutt town hall

Part of Hutt's old civic administration building is being demolished to make way for a $35.7m upgrade.

All bets are off

High stakes game


They're not short of passion for their teams, but soon one of them will be short of their trousers.

DHB cuts stressful

Hutt Hospital

Cost-cutting at Hutt Valley District Health Board has left staff stressed and confused.

The Kiwi car-do attitude

How to fit a fridge into a boot

fridge strap

Customer elects not to pay delivery fee, so packs stand-up fridge into the boot of his small sedan.

Skatepark petition wins supporters

Maidstone skate parkl

An online petition calling for improvements to the run down and outdated Maidstone Max Skatepark has attracted more than 100 supporters.

Whanau helping hospital

Reminders help turn diabetic's life around

Linda Ratana

At the rugby, at church, or on Facebook Maori and Pacific Island patients cannot avoid reminders of their Hutt Hospital appointments.

Barking mad over dog registration fees

Oskar the dog

A dog owner is angry with plans to triple dog registration fees if they are not paid by the end of the month.

Party host jailed

Man who hosted a party where a woman drowned jailed for methamphetamine dealing.

Tower block planned for High St

Hutt tower block planned

There are plans to turn the former BNZ building in Lower Hutt's High St into a multi-story apartment block.

Rat numbers rocket


Rat numbers have exploded in Rimutaka Forest Park, threatening native wildlife, local conservationists say.

Ex-air force chief dies

Sir Richard Bolt

The man regarded as the “father of the air force” has died in Lower Hutt, at the age of 91.

Conflict fears over housing plan

Business owners Chris Mills, left, and Natasha Dahlberg of Kereru Brewing Company, and Steve Matthews, of Rubber Solutions

Upper Hutt businesses fear a housing development bordering industrial land will jeopardise employment and industry.

Cannabis in train driver

Melling train crash removal

The driver of a train that crashed in Lower Hutt two months ago tested positive for cannabis use.

Elderly man missing


Police are anxious to locate a sick elderly Petone man who has been missing for over a week.

Share offer for chunk of Petone site

Petone Countdown

The massive Countdown Petone building is being offered to investors as a syndication opportunity.

Lack of care killed baby


Lack of communication by medical staff about a baby's deteriorating condition led to her death.

Road-rage witnesses sought

Car strap

Police say anyone who saw the two cars driving around the Upper Hutt CBD yesterday.

Police seek evasive man

Peter Taueki

Peter Taueki is wanted by Hutt Valley police for breaching his post-release conditions.

$68,000 in library fines owed

library book

Book, film and music lovers owe Hutt City Libraries a collective total of almost $68,000 in overdue fines.

Clamp down on roadside car sales

roadside car sales

Hutt City Council is moving to tighten rules around cars for sale being parked on local roads.

Mother swept away

Northland flooding

The woman who died after being swept away by flood waters in Northland was a mother from Upper Hutt.

Mall's major revamp

Wainui mall

Re-development of Wainuiomata mall has got the nod, but locals are saving their enthusiasm until builders are on site.

Army's new trucks too heavy for roads

New army trucks costing a combined $135 million are too heavy for New Zealand roads when bearing a full load.

Fire crews attend Wainui blaze


Four fire crews are at the scene of a house fire in Wainiomata this morning.

Petone Rec fix a 'waste of time'

Petone Rec

Hutt athletes and spectators may be stuck with a minimally safe Petone Rec grandstand.

The boss of the car park


A parking warden attacked outside court turned the tables on his assailant, who was taken to hospital.

Rules set for sale of legal highs

Legal Highs

Hutt City Council has agreed on two areas where legal synthetic drugs can be sold.

Hutt pulls out of regional IT sharing


Hutt City has declined to work with other councils in the region on a system to share information and technology.

$5m for 'destination' playground

Avalon playground

Hutt City Council has confirmed a $5 million revamp of Avalon Park.

Ale and hearty in Petone

Petone ale trail

Brewers, publicans and restaurateurs are raising a glass to the establishment of the Petone ale trail.

Pong puts off Petone shoppers

stormwater drain

Raw sewage is causing a stink for Petone business owners, the body corporate and the council.

Hospital wired for success

Hutt Hospital

A visit to the Unilever soap factory has revolutionised patient care at Hutt Hospital.

Bullied teen to meet net giant

Bullying vid

A homeschooled Hutt teen's anti-bullying video has got the attention of Google bosses.

$43m for Hutt's hard-up suburbs

hutt valley

Some of the most deprived areas of Lower Hutt are to get a $43 million boost.

Fraser Park upgrade gets $6m boost

Fraser Park


Fraser Park was the big winner in Hutt City Council's annual plan, with $6m set aside for developing the ground.

Man falls off roof, hits head

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The man was flown to Wellington Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries after 2m fall.

Prison intruder found trapped

rimutaka prison hare

Prison staff led on a chase in "no man's land" by the furry little creature they were trying to save.

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