Hutt News

Mallard supporting illegal racer's court case

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard: "I think it is important to provide some support for [the man], who has entirely through his own poor judgement and panic, got himself into, what he knows, is a very serious situation".

MP Trevor Mallard asked court to allow a man caught at 210kmh to escape conviction for lying to police.

Playcentre turns 75 amidst organisational shake-down

Taita College dux Nathan Cross, 18, brings a volcano to life with a little vinegar as Tane Mitchell, 7, sits in close and Relik Teariki-Whatarau, 3, stands over at Naenae Playcentre.

Playcentre reaches 75 years amidst organisational shake-down.

The Wellingtonian

Shipping Antarctic ice to the world

Rebecca Pyne's job involves dispatching Antarctic ice cores to far-flung destinations for analysis.

What a cool job. Packing Antarctic ice and sending it across the world.

What's On in Wellington: From Feb 4

Celebrate our national day with friends and whanau at Waitangi Park. There will be kai and kapa haka and music from noon.

Music, comedy, theatre and sport - it's all on in Wellington.

Wairarapa News

Farm boys fly at rodeo video

A bull surveys the crowd at Martinborough's Pukemanu Bull Ride.

Martinborough farm boys and bullriders took their shot at eight seconds to glory.

Teens farewelled in Featherston and Northland

The aftermath of a crash in the Masterton CBD on Sunday morning that killed two teens.

Packed funeral for teen remembered for his " awesome, outgoing character".

Kapi-Mana News

Fearless Va'alepu won't be forgotten

Nene Va'alepu in action for Northern United against Wainui in 2013.

The day Nene Va'alepu took on prop Reg Goodes sticks out in Henry Smith's mind.

Charlie delivers his last bowl

Charlie Hughes was given a fitting farewell last week.

Plimmerton Bowling Club lost one of its characters last week as Charlie Hughes reluctantly leaves for Christchurch to be cared for by his granddaughter. He has cancer and the outlook is not good.

Upper Hutt Leader

Dragon costume scales new heights

Lorina Nisbet of Upper Hutt won the 'best single woman' costume at the Wellington Sevens with a dragon outfit she made from non-slip mats.

Non-slip mates helped Lorina Nisbet go to the Sevens as a dragon.

'Free' tuition is future investment - MP

Rimutaka MP Chris Hipkins flanks, Labour's education spokesman, flanks leader Andrew Little as he speaks to reporters about the three years' free tuition policy announced at the weekend.

A better education workforce is better equipped to support future retirees, MP Chris Hipkins says.

Kapiti Observer

'Ghost chips' apology from Eta

The offending packet of chips, as posted by Nathan Dickey, on the Eta Facebook page.

Eta has apologised after a 150g Kettle chips packet was found to contain only 40g.

American barbecue coming to Waikanae

Todd Cameron at Waikanae's North End Brewery, which he jointly runs. The brewery will be joined by a barbecue restaurant, Salt and Wood Collective, at the end of March.

A smoker oven imported from America will be one of the star attractions of a new barbecue restaurant under construction in Waikanae. 

Horowhenua Mail

'Ghost chips' apology from Eta

The offending packet of chips, as posted by Nathan Dickey, on the Eta Facebook page.

Eta has apologised after a 150g Kettle chips packet was found to contain only 40g.

American barbecue coming to Waikanae

Todd Cameron at Waikanae's North End Brewery, which he jointly runs. The brewery will be joined by a barbecue restaurant, Salt and Wood Collective, at the end of March.

A smoker oven imported from America will be one of the star attractions of a new barbecue restaurant under construction in Waikanae. 

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