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Burglars targetting big screen TVs

A recent spate of home burglaries in Lower Hutt have been occurring in the daytime.

Spate of burglaries targeting big screen TVs in Lower Hutt bucks trend.

'God, please don't let this man die'

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash near the Silverstream pedestrian railway crossing on Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt.

Police tried in vain to save the life of a motorcycle crash victim in Silverstream this afternoon.

Helping out on the trip of a lifetime

Marie Weavers and family are off to Latin America for a volunteering holiday. From left, Nelson, 10, Oscar, 5, Marie, Max, 7, and Ruby, 11.

Marie Weavers could have booked her family a trip to Disneyland.

British MPs help jailed Kiwi

The family of Philip Blackwood, a New Zealander jailed in Myanmar, have turned to Britain for help in his release.

With New Zealand's government offering little hope to a Kiwi jailed in Myanmar, hopes have turned to his birth country.

Priest to face sex charges

Peter Joseph Hercock, 71, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of rape, five of indecent assault of girls under 16, assault on a child and burglary.

Former Catholic priest Peter Hercock is to go to trial next year on historic sex abuse claims by former students.

New details on armed robbery video

CCTV still taken from video footage shows the armed robber who hit the Coast Road Dairy on September 29. Police are still on the hunt for the offender.

Witness reveals new information on the getaway of an armed robber in Wainui.

Efforts to disarm Upper Hutt gunman failed

Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole, 63, outside the shop where she tried to disarm a gun-wielding man on September 8 and witnessed his shooting by police.

Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole has spoken out about trying to save the man shot dead by police.

Surprise wedding: Don't tell the bride

Komia and David Va'a's wedding was planned by Komia's friends Dahlia Gray and Jonelle Koia.

Their love story reads like a modern Kiwi classic.

Back to back Silver Scrolls

Tom McLeod with the award he received at the Silver Scrolls for his soundtrack to television show Girl vs Boy.

 Lower Hutt composer Tom McLeod has won back to back Silver Scrolls for his work on the television show Girl vs Boy.

NZTA tweaks Haywards interchange for cyclists

Cyclist Tom Halliburton is delighted with design changes to the new Haywards interchange.

It took the intervention of three local MPs to persuade the New Zealand Transport Agency to improve its design of the new Haywards interchange to make it safer for cyclists to pass.

Fire guts home

Firefighters were called to battle a house fire in Wainuiomata on Sunday morning.

No one was injured when a house went up in flames on Sunday morning.

School fire not arson

An electrical fault is believed to have sparked a fierce fire at the woodwork block at Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School.

A faulty switch is believed to have sparked the loss of a Lower Hutt school's wood-working room.

Cyclists could use keepers' houses

The  Baring Head Lighthouse.

Baring Head houses could one day be used by cyclists.

Reprieve for Rimutaka huts

Private huts in the Rimutaka Forest Park, like Bushman’s Arms, have had a reprieve from demolition

Private huts in the Rimutaka Forest Park could be retained.

Kids rescue soggy moggy

At just two weeks old, Woody the kitten was not strong enough to climb up on a log and push itself off down the river.

Lower Hutt teenagers rescued a kitten likely left to die on a floating log.

Ocean efforts applauded video

Kelly McKay, left, and Payge Olds won a safety in the city award for their efforts to save a drowning man.

Young cousins recognised for their efforts attempting a rescue in the seas off Eastbourne.

Red Peak or a uniform logo?

The logo of Lower Hutt uniform company Arrow Uniforms looks strangely familiar.

A company once linked to the Exclusive Brethren has pointed out similarities between their logo and Red Peak.

New bridge for Wainuiomata video

Artist's impression of the proposed $820,000 foot and cycle bridge constructed at the summit of Wainuiomata Hill Road.

Pukeatua Bridge has risen over Wainuiomata in Lower Hutt.

Guilty plea to Hutt murder

Stuart Graham Wilton pleaded guilty to the murder of Matthew Stevens of Lower Hutt.

Family of Matthew Stevens, found dead on Paekakariki hill, tell of their "massive" loss.

May flood response disorganised

A council report on the May 15 flood that caused havoc on Hutt roads points to a high level of disorganisation.

A council report into flooding in Hutt City raises some serious questions over the lack of organisation.

Dairy owners sick of 'living in fear' video

CCTV still taken from video footage shows the armed robber who hit the Coast Road Dairy on Tuesday. Police are still on the hunt for the offender.

Asha Patel was going about her work when she was suddenly confronted by a gun-weilding masked man.

Sending soldiers a taste of home

From left, RSA national president Barry Clark, Countdown's Adam Hall and Sergeant Ian Wharemate wait for the next package.

Deployed soldiers will get a taste of home at Christmas thanks to a motley crew of Santa's elves in Upper Hutt.

Complex in early stages

Building work planned for the corner of Melling Rd and Connolly St in Lower Hutt.

Plans are in the pipeline for another modern business complex in central Lower Hutt.

Gunpoint robbery in Wainuiomata

CCTV stills show the armed robber who hit the Coast Rd Dairy on Tuesday. Police are still on the hunt for the offender.

Gun-wielding burglar gets away with cigarettes.

Train driver ignores stop signal

KiwiRail will investigate why a train driver allegedly ignored a stop signal.

A train driver has allegedly ignored a stop signal, bringing services on the Wellington-Taita line to a halt.

Hutt woman struggling with pension overpayment

The Ministry of Social Development is having increasing success getting benefit overpayments paid back.

A record $2.21 million in overpayments was recovered from beneficiaries in the quarter to June 2015 - $1 million more than the previous three months.

Writers plot book shop with a difference

Cat Connor and Caro Lankow are opening a non-profit book shop in Upper Hutt, Writer's Plot, Reader's Read.

You probably shouldn't expect to find a single book on the New York Times best seller list at Upper Hutt's latest book shop.

New tricks, and tech, for Life Education's Harold

Andrea Young enjoys teaching using the new interactive body bot.

It seems you can teach an old giraffe new tricks after all - if the overhaul of the Hutt Valley's Life Education Trust classroom is anything to go by.

Maori weaving goes online to the world

Veranoa Hetet of Waiwhetu has taken her weaving training expertise on-line to the world.

Two Hutt sisters are using the internet to take Maori weaving skills passed down generations to a worldwide audience.

Building gutted in school blaze video

28092015 News Photo Sept 28. Firefighters battle a large fire at Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Tirohanga on Monday evening. Photo: SIGURD MAGNUSSON

A fire in a Lower Hutt school was not lit on purpose.

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