Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley

A peep at birds of the 1860s

Drawing of Little Spotted Kiwi by Johannes G Keulemans, part of the Buller's Birds exhibition at Expressions.  Photo courtesy of Te Papa.

An exhibition that looks back on NZ's most famous book on native birds.

Kiwi takes on poachers

Adrian Fraser is in South Africa working on a big game conservation project.

Cecil was the last straw for one Upper Hutt aerial installer, who has gone to Africa to combat poaching.

Power restored in Wainuiomata

About 270 Wainuiomata residents are without power.

Power has been restored in Wainuiomata after a power line was brought down.

Doctors' scripts scattered in street

Epuni St resident Scott Martin holds up some of the doctors' prescriptions he found scattered outside his Lower Hutt home on Monday afternoon.

An investigation is under way after prescriptions were strewn through a Lower Hutt neighbourhood.

Rugby 'crash course' for Osaka teens

Tamaki Poki of Hutt International Boys tackles an Osaka opponent with fellow HIBS players Jack Whiteman and Rielly Edwards also looking to close down the attack.  
Japan Team v HIBS at Petone Recreation, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on Sunday 26 July 2015.Photo by Masanori Udagawa.

Former All Black fullback Christian Cullen is helping give teens from Osaka, Japan, a taste of New Zealand-style rugby.

Latch-On to support

The cakes for a shared morning tea were decorated appropriate at the combined Upper Hutt Parent Centre/Wharekai Pepe gathering at Koraunui Marae, Stokes Valley, for the national 'Big Latch-On' breastfeeding promotion event on July 31.

Anna Tapine is still breast-feeding her daughter Elise, 3, because she knows her milk is so good for the youngster.

$2m Avalon Park upgrade starts soon

An artist's impression of the new Avalon park playground.

Avalon Park is about to get a $2 million upgrade, aimed at making it a regional attraction.

Pioneering Petone scientists remembered

Among those at a ceremony to unveil a plaque recognising New Zealand's first 'Government Scientist' James Hector are, from left, Peter Hector,  MP Chris Bishop, Chris Hector, David Hector, GNS Science Chief Executive Mike McWilliams, and Science NZ Chief Executive Anthony Scott. The plaque is at the site of the old 1865 colonial museum, behind the Beehive and opposite the Reserve Bank.

A renowned Petone resident has been honoured with a brass plaque in Wellington.

Carnival attracts thousands

Mila Tilley with her brother Jayden Tilley ride in the front of the dragon ride.

Wet and windy weather did not stop thousands of people from attending the Petone Winter Carnival on Saturday.

Stopbank residents in shock video

Marsden St resident Richard Ashton is still in shock after hearing he may have to sell his house to Greater Wellington Regional Council so they can build a new stopbank along the Hutt River.

Residents and businesses have mixed feelings about flood protection plan to buy up their properties.

Good-sort still a mystery

The Chaston children, from left, Savannah, 4, Deegan, 2, Dantae, 7, and up front stacking cans from the mystery food box is Logan, 2, with Kirsty Crane and Kevin Chaston.

A mysterious good-sort has been delivering food parcels to families needing a bit of help.

Hutt town hall costs rise again

The horticultural hall (left, in this 2013 photo), has already been bowled to make way for a new events centre.  The town hall and clock tower will stay, but costs to upgrade and earthquake strengthen them are rising.

The cost of the Hutt City Council's upgraded Town Hall and new events centre continues to rise.

Fresh take on globalisation

Waiwhetu photographer Dionne Ward has had to learn the brush and glue techniques of billboard pasting as she has mounted around town her documentary/constructed still life images exploring the theme 'globalisation'.

A photographer has focused on Lower Hutt's Riverbank market in a project to emphasise the connection between global forces and our local lives.

75 properties in flood path video

The Hutt River in flood in 2005, a 1-in-25-year event. The council wants to increase protection to prevent major damage from a 1-in-440-year event.

Seventy-five homes and businesses beside Hutt River could be taken for flood protection

Barging to Matui/Somes

DOC is today using a barge to take heavy equipment to Matui/Somes Island.

A heavily laden barge joined boating traffic on Wellington Harbour this morning.

Petone dog row likely

Hutt City Council is calling for submissions on whether dogs should be allowed on Jackson St, Petone, and whether the city needs fenced dog parks.

A scrap seems inevitable over possible changes to Hutt council rules over dogs.

A winter's day at the beach

Have you got a cotume yet for the Petone Winter Carnival's Polar Plunge?

Petone Winter Carnival highlights and what you need to know.

Tramper injured in bush

Wellington's Westpac rescue helicopter flew a man to Wellington Hospital after he was injured tramping in steep bush in the Hutt Valley.

Elderly tramper airlifted to hospital after falling in steep bush near Wellington.

Aqua-jogger catches clothes thief

Naenae Olympic Pool was opened in 1956 by then-Lower Hutt mayor Percy Dowse.

An aqua-jogger caught a thief trying on her clothes in a public swimming pool carpark.

Seeking ID for 1928 team?

Winners of Hutt Valley League Championship and Telford Cup, 1928.

Does anybody know what club or school this team represented?

Maori language week protests

Maori language champions march on Mercer and Willis streets in Wellington during Maori Language Week in August 1980.

Like the kiwi and kokako, the Maori language was a rare bird at risk of extinction in 1980.

Barmy for buttons

A collection of Ruth Meier's Art Deco, buttons, currently being showcased as an exhibition at the Dowse.

A 3000-strong button collection is behind a new art exhibition.

Cinema screens give way to television screens

New Zealand actress Ngaire Porter enjoys the brand-new 700-seat Regent cinema in Naenae, Lower Hutt, in 1958.

Vistavision gave way to television as the decline of Wellington's great cinema age began in the 1960s.

Muhammad Ali a knockout in Upper Hutt

Muhammad Ali, with wife Veronica Porsche, is interviewed by Evening Post reporter Paul Elenio in February 1979.

"I'm the greatest," Muhammad Ali used to say, and Upper Hutt was happy to agree.

Good deed rebounds on police

Police gave a missing man with mental health problems a ride over the Rimutaka Hill during chilly conditions on Tuesday morning, but then let him carry on hitching north.

They gave him a ride and now he is in a mental health unit. His family blame police.

Crash girl's long road back

Nikola will be ball girl for the Silver Ferns at their match against Fiji in Porirua on Thursday night.

It's been a long recovery for 8-year-old Nikola, who barely survived a car crash as a baby.

Second retirement at 89

Daily Freight truck driver Alex Walters, left, drove retiring Mainfreight worker Brian Kelly, 89, to work in his truck everyday for the last six months.

Truck driver Brian Kelly, 89, has retired for the second time.

Bus driver suspended video

Crystelle Bewley and 10-week-old son TeAriki, who were forced off a Lower Hutt bus for not collapsing her pram.

A bus driver accused of forcing a mother and baby off a bus has been suspended on full pay.

Twice bashed: Evidence overlooked

Andrew Rowe was assaulted while on his way to hospital, having already been attacked by someone.

Three people who know how a Palmerston North man ended up needing facial surgery will not talk.

Hutt: The unhealthy valley

Residents of the Hutt Valley are more likely to have health problems.

Hutt Valley adults are more likely to be smokers, obese, asthmatic or in chronic pain.

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