Hutt Valley

Car crashes into shop

An out-of-control car pinned a teenage girl against a shop window as she waited at a bus stop in Lower Hutt’s main street.

'Till the funds ran out'

A man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for using up his former partner's father's inheritance.

Wairarapa, Hutt DHBs go it alone

Wairarapa and Hutt DHBs will again have their own chief executives after three 'disaster' years.

Specialists slam labs privatisation

Specialists say privatisation of Wellington lab services lacks "robust financial analysis".

Raffling off destruction

Wildcats, Young Guns offer smashing prize

Raffle winners this week will find themselves behind the wheel in Te Marua's demolition derby.

Club kills covered eight-rink plan

Bowls Upper Hutt no longer plans to build an enclosed roof over an eight-rink playing green on Exchange St.

A night at Hutt Hospital ED

It came as no surprise Friday night was a busy one for doctors and nurses at Hutt Hospital's emergency department.

Stabbing case: 'Murder'

An Upper Hutt man has been charged with murder over the stabbing of mother of two Sherena Williams.

New classrooms for leaky school

A leaky Hutt Valley school is to get two new classrooms.

Seaview Marina's future reviewed

Seaview Marina in the Hutt Valley could go under the hammer.

Logging truck gets two flats

Delays are expected on State Highway 2 into Wellington after a logging truck got two flat tyres.

Stabbed woman named

Homicide investigation launched into death of Sherena Williams, 24, who was stabbed at a Hutt Valley party and later died.

Doggone! Bylaw irksome

Hutt council to enforce dog ban

It's a bylaw in Lower Hutt that has a bark worse than its bite.

State house demolition opens doors - Mallard

Demolishing 54 earthquake-prone state house in Lower Hutt is a reasonable course of action, says the local Labour MP.

Dog ban to be reinforced

Man's best friend is not welcome on Petone's main street.

Street makeover brings buyers

A street that was once notorious as a Mongrel Mob stronghold is now turning into a middle-class dream.

A truck-load of fitness

Manuel Dalton brings the gym to you

Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime workouts go on the road.

Big rigs roll for show and great cause

Greg Perkins shrugs off the many hours he has put into organising the Great Wellington Truck and Transport Show.

Businesses weigh in on super-city

Wellington super-city logo

Surveys show Wellington region's businesses are generally in favour of changing local government.

BMI barrier to surgery

New Health Board rules have denied a woman post-cancer breast reconstruction due to her weight.

Cat tagging mulled

Move could be 'quite emotive'

Lower Hutt is looking at taking a leaf from Gareth Morgan's book. Will cat owners rise up?

Hutt Council debt, rates to rise

Hutt City Council may increase rates by 1.8 per cent and increase its debt projections to pay for planned projects.

Woman injured in reservoir fall

A 25-year-old woman is being rescued after she fell into a water reservoir in Upper Hutt.

Scrub fire near Upper Hutt

A scrub fire is burning in Upper Hutt tonight, with a large number of firefighters at the blaze.

ICY app helps vision-impaired

Smartphones give voice to street info

WelTec students devise a smartphone app to help the visually impaired get information on their surroundings.

Driver rolls ute

A man flips his ute three times then smashes into an unoccupied former dairy in Stokes Valley.

28 jobs to go

A Lower Hutt circuit board manufacturer is to close, union says.

Fire destroys house

A family home has been destroyed by a fire in Lower Hutt.

Banks abandon Naenae

Naenae in Wellington is to lose its only bank, and NZ Post wants to franchise out its services.

Hospital's plastics unit stretched

A shortage of plastic surgeons at Hutt Hospital has led to a stricter referral criteria being put in place.

Violence up in the Hutt

Hutt Valley had the highest rate of family violence in the Wellington district in December.

More than vinyl laid down in store

The well-worn grooves of Hutt Valley hearts are being broadcast from a vinyl wonderland deep in Wainuiomata.

Naenae has special place in urbanism

Historian Ben Schrader is convinced it is only a matter of time before people will come to recognise Naenae's unique heritage.

Bus users face longer walks

Residents of more than 400 Hutt Valley homes face longer walk to the bus, as service cuts recommended.

Man killed in Lower Hutt

Neighbours report seeing a man dead in a driveway in Lower Hutt, as homicide inquiry gets underway.

Building activity high in Lower Hutt

Building activity has gone into overdrive in Lower Hutt.

Curtains up for Upper Hutt cinema

A newly refitted movie theatre will open in Upper Hutt, more than a year after the Ascot Cinema closed.

Snapped seven times in a month

A Wainuiomata driver is crying foul after being snapped by a speed camera seven times in less than a month.

Stevens death: Sobs at 'not-guilty'

Woman pleads not guilty to murder of Lower Hutt man Matthew Stevens, eliciting sobs in court.

Hutt crash causing delays

A three-car nose to tail crash in Upper Hutt is slowing commuter traffic to Wellington this morning.

Hutt River algae forces swim ban

Toxic algae has spoiled the plans of those wanting to cool off with a dip in the Hutt River.

Kitten left to bake

5-week-old cat passes out in carer's arms

People are calling this act of animal cruelty "shocking stuff", "gutless" and "pretty stupid".

Toxic algae found in Hutt River

Dog owners have been warned to keep their animals away from the Hutt River after toxic algae were found in it.

Upper Hutt rail station upgrade under way

Work has started on replacement of the Upper Hutt railway station.

Pete's Dragon flies in to Upper Hutt

Hollywood has been in Upper Hutt for initial shooting for of Disney production Pete's Dragon.

Road death fuels call

Demand for more patrols on rural road after crash kills 19-year-old Antonio Puhia, injures three others.

Kiwi hunts down 79,000 likes

When Ben Tumata set up a Facebook page to share a passion for hunting, he never expected almost 80,000 followers.

Back in the saddle

Knights and knaves, the time hath cometh for ye to assemble yonder at Harcourt Park, for 'tis the season for jousting.

MPI's new state-of-the-art lab

A $65-million laboratory for the Ministry for Primary Industries is under construction in Upper Hutt.

Petone's history attracts thousands

Thousands of people thronged Petone’s foreshore to enjoy a little bit of history today.

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