Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley

Crane climb caught on camera video

A young man has filmed his friend climbing a crane in Wellington.

Police warning after two young men film themselves climbing Wellington crane and building.

Desk to survive quake crushing video

Nick Maarhuis prepares to test his Quake Desk design against a standard wooden desk and a standard steel-frame desk by ...

An office earthquake life-saver? A falling BMW can't crush a Wellington inventor's $200 desk.

Barrier to work after brain tumour

Ashleigh Eastall, 22, says despite being cleared for work after recovering from a brain tumour she has struggled to find ...

Months after being cleared to work by doctors, Ashleigh Eastall is still job hunting.

Big bill to fix quake-hit wharf

English tourist Dan Spillman was surprised to find the Petone Wharf closed. The wharf  received significant earthquake ...

One of Wellington's favourite fishing spots might be lost forever.

Mum's death after fraud letter

Her family do not accept her death was suicide and a new coroner's inquest is underway.

Family challenge authorities five years after Lower Hutt woman's death.

Extra police patrols at schools

Two Upper Hutt schools have had suspicious men approach their students in late November.

Reports of Pokemon cards being used to lure child in Upper Hutt.

Player-coach brings all round skills

New Upper Hutt cricket player-coach Kedarnath Rajamoney.

New coach not downhearted, says team is improving with every game.

Austin dedicated to community

Katy Austin at the time of the post-earthquake rebuild in Nepal.

Well known Upper Hutt contributor Katy Austin died on Sunday {Decemebr 4] at her home.after a short illness.

Lane blocked by Hutt crash

Emergency services are at the scene of the Hutt Valley crash.

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One person has been taken to hospital after a crash on State Highway 2 into Wellington.

Queensgate demolition begins video

A section of Queensgate Mall comes down.

Final checks made, demolition is now under way at Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall.

Key resignation surprised Bishop

National MP Chris Bishop chats to Prime Minister John Key at the opening of Bishop's new office in Wainuiomata.

Chris Bishop surprised by resignation.

Young golfer wins at 13

Erika Cui won the Wellington matchplay title shortly after her 13th birthday.

Erika Cui wins Wellington golf title aged 13.

Christmas banner to help hospice

Taita residents Ray Newton (left) and Philippa Hoskin (right) show off Christmas banner created by Taita art students.

A Christmas banner is about to go up on display in one Taita street to help raise money for charity.

Shop at home pleads mayor

Mayor Ray Wallace is urging Lower Hutt residents to shop locally.

Do your Christmas shopping in Lower Hutt.

Parking relief for Hutt

Parking in Lower Hutt is at a premium with a security guard directing drivers to available space in the Queensgate Mall.

Lower Hutt parking building could re-open before Christmas.

Rata St installs Buddy Bench

Maddoc Cook and Jayloistone Iona Tuala, both 8, check out one of the wooden  Buddy Benches at Rata St School..

Buddy benches developed to help lonely children

Organ donors receive full compensation

Sharon van der Gulik with National list MP Chris Bishop, left, grandson Matt, husband Harry and Prime Minister John Key.

It took more than two years but Upper Hutt resident Sharon van der Gulik got to watch an organ donor bill become law.

Rallying together after disasters

Head of Pay It Forward Lower Hutt Jessica Haines says everyone has rallied together after the recent disasters.

Charity can bring a community together in a number of different ways.

Lower Hutt cafe top choice - again

Lower Hutt's Sweet Vanilla Cafe owner/operator Cheryl McIvor, left, with team members Betty and Hanna.

The votes are in and Lower Hutt's Sweet Vanilla Kitchen is the top cafe in Wellington.

Classic car records fall video

The record-breaking 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe, which fetched $258,750.

A collection of 30 classic cars owned by Wellington businessman Roy Savage fetch $1.5m at auction. 

ECT: The shocking truth

Nurses at Porirua Hospital were given training in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in 1956 in what was a new and somewhat ...

Hollywood films have been unflattering, but Electroconvulsive Therapy continues to be widely used in New Zealand hospitals.

Teen driver still critical

Police blocked entry to Middleton Rd at the Takapu Rd roundabout in Tawa after a serious crash on Friday.

Driver remains in ICU two days after smashing through train-track barrier.

Mall demolition ASAP

Heavy equipment lined up to demolish part of the Queensgate Mall carpark.

Queensgate's quake-hit parts could go as soon as Sunday, as Lower Hutt's mayor begs shoppers not to walk away.

Bollards unwanted and ugly

Carolanne Anderton-Smith, a volunteer at the Upper Hutt Hospice  Shop, is unhappy with the new concrete bollards at the ...

Concrete bollards at a Main St pedestrian crossing are a necessary safety measure, the Upper Hutt council says.

Quake coats for Kaikoura dogs

Coco shows off one of the coats made by Wellington fashion designer Louise Stichbury for anxiety-stricken dogs after the ...

A group of Lower Hutt fashion students have done their bit for earthquake relief by making comfort clothes for our furry friends.

Library hours change for the better

Mike Ryan, UH city council community services director

There will be anything but uniform opening times at the Upper Hutt library from early next year.

Long delayed city entrance improvements happening

A view of the $2.4 million improvements to the Upper Hutt railway station/Princes St linkage.

An overhaul of the area between Upper Hutt's railway station and the main shopping centre is to begin.

Selling paua shells for Kaikoura

Wainuiomata art student Aidan Walbaekken has raised $1500 so far by selling of his paua shell creations.

One Wainuiomata artist has created 34 paua shells in four days to help raise funds for Kaikoura.

Tour homes for Christmas inspiration

The table features many festive rabbits.

Ten Christmas Tables for Te Omanga showcases local homes for a good cause.

Fighting like cats and dogs video

Igor, right, and weimaraner pal Ishtar with their owner Hayat Abadeeah. Upper Hutt City Council has deemed the dogs to ...

Neighbours at war as greyhound keeps killing cats that venture into his backyard.

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