Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley

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.

No bail for Taita murder accused

Bail has been withdrawn for the teenager accused of shooting dead Adam Watkins in February.

Stevens killing: Pair plead not guilty

Matthew Stevens, of Lower Hutt, was found outside his car in suspicious circumstances on Paekakariki Hill Rd yesterday.

All three people charged with murdering Matthew Stevens have now pleaded not guilty.

Hospital's fatty fare targeted

A selection of food available to staff and visitors at Hutt Hospital's cafeteria.

Hutt Hospital's cafeteria has been given a fail grade from a cross-DHB review into hospital food with its wide range of fatty and sugar-laden offerings.

WWI-era events up for awards

Tracing the Footsteps from Trentham exhibition curator Chriss Doherty-McGregor raises in salute the kind of enamel mug soldiers training at Trentham Army Camp might have used, with Expressions director Leanne Wickham.

Anzac-linked exhibition earns Lower Hutt arts centre Expressions a finalist spot in museum awards.

Council buys $3.35m land for hotel

Four buildings in Lower Hutt's southern High St sit empty after being bought by companies owned by local solicitors as part of a drive to encourage a 4-star hotel operator to build on the site.

Buildings fronting High St are empty after Hutt Council bought four properties totalling $3.35m.

Hutt Hospital bans 'diet' fizz

The Hutt Valley District Health Board is to ban the sale of all fizzy drinks at Hutt Hospital, even 'diet' sodas.

A ban on fizzy drinks at Hutt Hospital will now include 'diet' sodas made with artificial sweeteners.

Sleepout sex prowler appeals

Justin Ames Johnston

Dangerous offender claims he planned a theft, not a sex attack.

Poppy photo to raise RSA cash

Wellington photographer Richard Young hopes to make more than $850 for the RSA by auctioning Poppy Day, a limited-edition photographic print, on Trade Me.

Fundraiser was inspired by a drive through Wellington’s new Pukeahu War Memorial Park.

Skate jam winner flips for car

Dylan Whatford, 23, of Kapiti  wins the Lower Hutt Skate Jam with this jump over the competition's prize - a Ford Fairmont.

One skater in Lower Hutt won a fancy new set of wheels by leaping over the prize car.

Jackson St dog ban may go

Trevor Mallard may yet be welcome to bring his dog Violet to Jackson St when visits for a coffee. Maarten Holl/Fairfax NZ.

Dogs may again be welcome on Jackson St, so long as they are under control and on a leash.

Car prize lures skateboarders video

Maluai Palakua on the roof of the Ford Fairmont car, which is a prize in the Skate Jam being held Margaret St, Lower Hutt on Sunday.

Skateboarders are set to soar in Lower Hutt as they compete for glory and a car.

Russian violinist at home in Hutt Valley

14042015  Photo: Chris Waind.  Yury Gezentsvey, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra  Principal First Violinist.

April marks the 30th anniversary of Yury Gezenstvey joining NZSO. He's now their principal first violinist.

Hutt strangler had stalked before

Nika Abraham at the Wellington High Court during his 2003 murder trial for killing Lower Hutt women, Kate Alkema.

Murderer denied parole as he makes an admission more than a decade after his "appalling" crime.

Wrestling legend laid to rest

Funeral program for  wrestling great Steve Rickard was held in Napier and was attended by about 160 people.

Steve Rickard, the godfather of Kiwi wrestling, is farewelled at a packed funeral in Napier.

Hopstock fest keeps it fresh

Kereru Brewery's assistant brewer Alex Bartley Nees with their 2015 Hopstock beer, an English-style bitter.

Craft breweries have paired with Wellington bars to celebrate the New Zealand hop harvest.

Anzac Lawn to be unveiled

Artist's impression of new Anzac wall feature, as part of the new Anzac Lawn near Lower Hutt's cenotaph.

Symbolic coloured panels are being inset into a stone wall at Lower Hutt's new Anzac Lawn.

Woman fights off robbers

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Police at crash between a car and empty truck on the Richmond Deviation.

A Lower Hutt woman has fought off two teens who threatened to stab her if she did not hand over her cell phone.

Police dog choked by fleeing burglar bites back

Injured police dog Gazza, aged three, with his handler Constable Josh Robertson has his sore neck and twisted ears looked at by vet Dr Tina Paish after a chase ended in a tussle with a suspect.

Gazza bit back when the suspect he had chased for three kilometres choked him and twisted his ears.

Businesses back 3.2% rates rise for Upper Hutt

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The Mall shopping centre in Upper Hutt.
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Upper Hutt should spend more to get ahead, say business leaders. 

Pot-smoking pool manager keeps job

Huia Pool in Lower Hutt.

A Lower Hutt pool manager has been allowed to keep his job – for now – despite having used cannabis.

Ranter pleads guilty video

Valley flyer racist rant

A Wellington pensioner has pleaded guilty over charges in relation to his racist rant on a bus.

Car crashes into shop video

Crash scene: Emergency workers clear up after the out-of-control car ploughed into two bystanders, one of whom was pinned between the car and the window of Cash Converters in Lower Hutt's main shopping street

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

Outgoing Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs chief executive Graham Dyer.

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

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