Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley

Advocate for rare disease patients retires

John Forman, founder and executive director of New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders, who will step down in June.

A long term thorn in the side of the Ministry of Health and health boards all over New Zealand will move this month when John Forman steps down.

Penalty upheld for arm-burning accident

The baking machine where a woman's arm was trapped at temperatures up to 85C for 40 minutes.

The $57,500 penalty on a Lower Hutt food factory was reasonable, judge says.

Snail mail takes 20 days

A letter sent to the Hutt News took 20 days to arrive from Masterton. New Zealand Post says it was probably delivered to the wrong address.

Letter takes 20 days to go from Masterton to Lower Hutt.

Seeking $14m for Wainui blueprint

A $3 million upgrade of Queen St is being proposed by the Wainuiomata Development Steering Group.

A group wanting to foster growth in Wainuiomata is seeking up to $14 million from the Hutt City Council.

Seal returned to the wild

The seal made an attempt to enter a Lower Hutt garage, but was thwarted.

A rogue seal's Lower Hutt adventure has ended after it was captured by DOC rangers.

Meth in state homes costing the taxpayer 
Drug Abuse; Narcotic; Addiction; Substance Abuse; Dependency; Disease; Weakness; Problems; Heroin; Cocaine; Crack Cocaine; Methamphetamine; Meth; Crystal Meth; Recreational Drug; Social Issues; Syringe; Surgical Needle; Pill; Assorted Pills; Toxic Substance; Poison; Drug Dealer; Illegal; Illegal Drug; Shooting Up; Spoon; Assorted; Variety; Aluminum Foil; Concept; Large Group of Objects; Grunge; Dirty; Horizontal; Nobody; White Background; Isolated; Copy Space

Contamination from methamphetamine has been found in Housing New Zealand properties in Lower Hutt and Kapiti.

Council urged to buy Trentham house

Trentham Community House trustees Chris Carson and Jessica Setu in front of the house, which may have to be sold.

A final, direct request for Upper Hutt city to take ownership of the insolvent Trentham Community House has been made by its trustee Chris Carson .

Seal 'on the loose' in Lower Hutt

A seal relaxes along the Waiwhetu Stream in Lower Hutt.

Lower Hutt's young seal pup is better behaved than one causing commotion up north.

Nothing trivial about John

John Ogilvie lost his fullback spot to Bob Scott in 1954, when the former All Black joined Petone.

John Ogilvie lost his fullback spot in the Petone rugby team to Bob Scott in 1954.

'My boots are stuck' video

Lilyanne Aloiai, 7, does some fishing in the floods outside her house in Naenae on May 14.

A 7-year-old's take on last week's floods has been watched by thousands.

Biscuit-machine victim not paid

The biscuit-baking machine at the time of the woman's injury, top, and later after guards were installed to protect workers.

Woman whose arm was burned in a baking machine over 40min, is likely still owed $45,000 reparation.

A one in 100-year event

Flooding at Hutt Valley High School, Lower Hutt, ended up in the middle of a lake.

Rain of the intensity that deluged Lower Hutt on Thursday is expected less than once every 100 years.

Floods plague Wellington's history gallery

Sarah Henderson wading in flood waters to clear her letter box at 16 Hanson Grove, Stokes Valley. Photograph taken on March 13, 1990 by Evening Post staff photographer Phil Reid.

Christmas was cancelled for many in 1976 when devastating floods hit Wellington on December 20.

Sex offender's appeal lost

Justin Ames Johnston has lost an appeal against being found guilty of attempting to sexually violate a 16-year-old girl.

Justin Ames Johnston was convicted for attempting to sexually violate a 16-year-old girl he was stalking.

Firing up FIFA world cup fever

Fellow Wainuiomata Intermediate students cheer on Tia Robson, 11, as she fires in a shot at a promo event for the FIFA Under 20 World Cup.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, Fairfax

School football skills sessions are getting pupils excited about FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

Teen bailed on Hutt murder charge

A High Court judge has granted bail again to a teenager accused of murder.

Darryll Kirk, 19, gets bail again on charge that she murdered Adam Watkins in February.

Tooth puller guilty

Philip Lyle Hansen appears in Wellington District Court.

Man found guilty of ripping out two women’s teeth with pliers and indecently assaulting one of them.

No crime in being a 'sleazeball'

Philip Lyle Hansen is accused of rape, and of pulling out women's teeth with pliers.

Jury in Philip Hansen tooth-pulling and rape trial told to decide with their heads, not their hearts.

Watkins trial date set

Trial date set for Adam Watkins murder charge.

A date has been set to hear the case against the woman accused of killing Adam Watkins.

Works starts on Wainui bridge

Artist's impression of the proposed $820,000 foot and cycle bridge to be constructed at the summit of Wainuiomata hill road.

Construction of the long-awaited cycle and pedestrian bridge at the Wainuiomata hill road summit starts this week.

3-year-old could be next B-Mac video

Three-year-old cricket star Brooklyn Wratt with his hero Brendon McCullum.

If his video is anything to go by, Brooklyn Wratt will go on to represent the Black Caps.

Home detention for changing evidence

Kelly Kirk has been sentenced to home detention and community work for interferring with evidence in a fatal shooting.

A Hutt Valley woman was sentenced to home detention while her daughter faces murder charge.

Teeth-pulling trial continues

Philip Lyle Hansen appears in Wellington District Court.

Alleged teeth-puller Philip Hansen told woman he was trained in dentistry, a court hears.

Second woman tells of tooth-pulling

Philip Hansen was accused by a second woman of pulling out her teeth with a pair of pliers.

She could hear her teeth cracking as accused Philip Hansen yanked them out, she tells court.

Woman tells of accused pulling teeth

Philip Lyle Hansen appears in Wellington District Court.

Woman tells court of having six teeth pulled out in the back of a car.

Man crashes into tree

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Upper Hutt.

Rescue chopper called out to Upper Hutt crash after man drives into tree.

Cops chase car thief

Man leads police on car chase on Wellington's outskirts.

Hub caps flew as driver tried - and failed - to flee police down wrong side of road.

Hutt legal careers wrapped up

When Penny le Page and John Grigg arrived for their last day of work on Friday, they found their building covered in plastic wrap and a sign saying it was under quarantine.


Jail for abuser who filmed his victim

Michael Hamilton filmed the girl he abused and edited the videos for fantasties.

Train crash driver sacking ruled OK

The Tranz Metro passenger train that overshot the end of the line at Melling Station in May 2014.

Train driver who crashed into a Lower Hutt station has failed in his second attempt to get his job back.

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