Hutt Valley

Elderly man missing


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

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.

Bus drivers back trolleys


Bus drivers have overwhelmingly thrown their support behind keeping the city's trolley buses.

Councillor breaks ranks

Hutt City Council 3F

Lower Hutt is amassing a multimillion-dollar "war chest" by vastly overtaxing residents, a councillor claims.

Stop-work meeting


Bus services in Wellington and the Hutt Valley will be "severely affected" on Wednesday.

Missing tourist found safe and well


A Chinese tourist who went missing yesterday evening was found in Trentham last night.

Biker hurt in Hutt crash

bike crash Lower Hutt

A motorcyclist suffered a suspected broken ankle and back injury after a collision with a car in Lower Hutt this afternoon.

Little blue takes a bath


It had the whole sea to swim in, but this little blue penguin ended up stuck in an empty bath.

Cyclist injured in accident

Traffic Wellington

A cyclist has an injured hip and traffic into Wellington is delayed after an accident in Petone.

Hutt Valley commuters rate buses

Go Wellington bus generic

Bus passengers have revealed the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to bus services.

Call for $1m parking fine refund


A man who successfully challenged a $12 parking fine says council should refund over $1m to others.

Man dies in fireball

fire crew, fire fighters

With a huge explosion and a ball of fire, a man's home went up in flames with him inside.

Hall escapes bulldozer

hutt hall

Lovers of Lower Hutt's 1950s town hall have rescued the modernist jewel from the wrecking ball.

Seven bonus years with daughter

Kaylene Tareha-O'Reilly

A family got to spend seven bonus years with their eldest daughter after she was given up for dead.

Hutt top for rates value

hutt cbd

Hutt Valley ratepayers may not get a better deal if they end up joining a Wellington super-city.

Arena a non-starter?

petone arena

The Petone Arena appears to be on its deathbed, because of overwhelming public opposition.

Hutt halls confusion

'Appalling campaign of misinformation'

 Alisa Hogan and Lindsay Ferguson

Most Lower Hutt residents want to demolish their city's historic halls, a council survey has revealed, but annual plan submissions tell a different story.

Cracking down on Hutt drivers


Upper Hutt drivers will be targeted in a campaign to crack down on people failing to stop at intersections.

Construction shakes up residents

Graham St resident Andrea Bolton

Residents living with regular tremors caused by retirement village construction fear the worst is to come.

Fear 'not a factor'

Teacher rescued woman trapped in train's path

marzena simpson

A Lower Hutt teacher who aided a woman trapped in the path of a train has been awarded.

Cyclist rescued from bank

St John's Ambulance

A cyclist fell 3m down a bank, then guided emergency services by phone to help rescue him.

State homes may go up for sale

state housing

A group of six Timberlea state houses may be sold to first home buyers.

3.15% rates rise for Upper Hutt


Upper Hutt residents will face a rates rise of about 3.15 per cent for the coming financial year.

'Dictator dad' accused of abuse


A 66-year-old Lower Hutt man is on trial for 18 sexual violation, assault and abuse charges.

Multiple crashes in Wellington

Hutt crash

Motorists are being told to be patient after a crash on SH1 near Johnsonville, north of Wellington.

Lack of seatbelts lead to death

Hutt crash

A teenage driver who died after crashing a stolen car in the Hutt Valley was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.

Ex-parks boss blasts arena

petone arena

The Petone arena and Hutt civic halls dominate the 1800 submissions made to Hutt City Council's annual plan.

Trapped in flames

Firefighter lost and alone in Petone blaze

Troy Mahupuku

Troy Mahupuku spent eight minutes lost and alone inside a blazing building, exposed to temperatures above 220 degrees Celsius.

Procedure lapses at Petone fire

Firefighter Troy Mahupuku

A Wellington firefighter who almost died after being caught in a fire was not rescued as quickly as he should have been, a report has found.

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