Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley

Burglars take schools' laptops

The alarm went off at Hutt Intermediate School, but thieves still made off with about 26 MacBook laptops, eMac computers and camera equipment.

Laptops, a TV and a guitar have been stolen from three Lower Hutt schools over the past fortnight.

That tackle's got to hurt

Victoria University Hunters prop Shawn Gielen-Relph just moments after scoring a season-ending try that finished with a broken leg.

A soon-to-be doctor ended up on the other side of the operating table after breaking his leg scoring a try.

Wartime bridge a challenge to the brave

An anti-submarine boom linked Eastbourne to Ward Island during World War II.

Only the brave and lawless risked a rickety wartime bridge linking Eastbourne to Ward Island.

Hutt Hospital called out on epilepsy

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Hutt Valley seizure sufferers receive poorer treatment than patients in Wellington.

Belted up from weight loss

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Rawiri Nathan can now fly without a seat belt extension.

Handless corpse reveals Wellington's underbelly

Stanlake's killer Daniel Moore was described as a young man without the brains to succeed in crime.

A grisly find on a Wellington beach revealed an underworld of drugs and violence in 2006.

Owner lodges dog shooting complaint

Byron Cooper says his beloved dog Akuma should not have been shot by police.

Wainuiomata man takes case to Independent Police Conduct Authority after AOS shot his dog.

'They basically killed my family'

Byron Cooper says his beloved dog Akuma did not deserve to die.

Man whose dog was killed by police in a "terrifying" armed raid says pet was like a family member.

Missing man winched from bush

Missing man Graham Carr, 66, has been winched out of bush near Upper Hutt, severely hypothermic. He is in a serious condition in Wellington Hospital.

A 66-year-old dementia sufferer lost in Upper Hutt bush has been found in critical condition.

Lakes leak, money drains away

Te Marua's water storage lakes in 1984, when the southern lake (top) was 70 per cent complete. Leaks were discovered the next year.

Wellington's water storage lakes endured a disastrous decade of construction, leaking water and money in volumes.

Hutt death charge dropped

A charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice after a shooting has been dropped.

The Crown has dropped a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice against the childhood friend of shooting victim.

Cameras catch 12,172 motorists

The speed camera on Wainui Rd in Waiwhetu.

A high-tech speed camera next to the old Griffins factory proves lucrative for the Government.

Wainui rugby coach spot on

Wainuiomata prop Attila Va'a looks to slip a pass to Hokianga Morunga. Wainuiomata beat Wellington 27-20.

Wainuiomata kept their slim hopes of making the Jubilee Cup play-offs alive, with a much needed 37-20 win over Wellington.

Wahine hit by second blow on eve of refloating

A fierce storm on May 8, 1969 broke the Wahine in three and pushed most of the hull underwater.

The doomed Wahine was hit by a second storm, ruining hopes of refloating the ship.

Don't under estimate Andy Leslie

Andy Leslie has had a huge impact on rugby, on and off the field.

Former All Black Andy Leslie had a career to remember.

Spicing up the school run

In the "fireman's carry" run to school, James was carried by his father Kevin Biggins, an former volunteer fireman, while brother Thomas Biggins had to walk.

An 11-year-old raises $3600 for a disabled baby by getting to school as many ways as possible.

Sweethearts together to the end

A Wellington couple who were married 67 years couldn't bear to be apart, dying within hours of each other on Tuesday. Hugh, 94, and Joan, 92, Nees both died in their sleep of natural causes after telling family they didn't want to live without each other.

After 67 years of marriage, they couldn't live for more than a couple of hours without each other.

Car flips in LH crash

The driver  of a car that flipped was unhurt.

A spectacular crash opposite Queensgate has caused disruption in the central Hutt.

Drug assets seized in Wainuiomata

A classic car is towed away from a house in Burden Ave, Wainuiomata after a police asset recovery operation.

Police have seized $470,000 worth of properties and vehicles linked to a drug operation in Wainuiomata.

Maori get land back

Rihari Wharawhara,3, and Te Tiwha Wharawhara,5, hand over a cheque for $190,000 to Mayor Ray Wallace. The cheque was for the return of Waiwhetu Maori land originally taken by the government for public housing.

A piece of land taken by the government for public housing has been returned to the Waiwhetu Marae.The marae handed over a cheque for $190,000 for the 1785 sqm section in Atiawa Cres.

Fire threatens high school guns

Firefighters battle a blaze at St Patrick's College, Silverstream, in April 1939.

A fire destroyed the guns Upper Hutt college students used to train for World War II.

Search for missing man

Police and family are appealing for any information to help find Norman Petrie, 76 who is missing from Lower Hutt.

Police are concerned for the safety of an elderly Lower Hutt man. 

Teen remanded on sex charges

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Teen appears in court on charges relating to Hutt River sex attack.

Man sentenced for hiding evidence

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Man sentenced to home detention for suppressing evidence after Hutt killing.

Seventeen-year-old arrested over Hutt Valley assault

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A 17-year-old faces sex and violence charges over riverside attack.

Citizens on patrol

The annual Community Patrols of New Zealand national training seminar is being held in Petone this weekend.

Volunteer crime-fighters swooped on Hutt Valley for national seminar.

Hutt policemen killed in cold blood

Murdered constable Bryan Leslie Schultz.

A domestic tiff turned into a murderous tragedy in Lower Hutt in 1963.

Bridge strike affects Hutt trains

A train bridge hit by a vehicle today is thought to be the same one damaged when hit earlier this year

Hutt Valley train services, suspended after a truck hit a bridge, have started again.

CCTV censored in Lower Hutt

Hutt Valley CCTV volunteer coordinator Doug Bent checks the screens inside Lower Hutt Police Station.

Crime-spotting cameras once at the heart of concerns about illegal prying into Lower Hutt bedrooms have been censored.

Fresh leads in Kaye Stewart case

Wellington woman Kaye Stewart vanished while on a short walk in Rimutaka Forest Park a decade ago.

Police to conduct fresh interviews into woman's disappearance in Rimutaka Forest Park 10 years ago.

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