Hutt News

Shared care records can enhance patient safety

The shared care record system launched in the Hutt Valley means clinicians at Hutt Hospital and the After Hours clinic will be able to call up medication and diagnoses data records from a patient's GP.

An electronic patient shared care record system has been picked up by 19 of the Hutt Valley's 24 general practices.

Works starts on Wainui bridge

Artist's impression of the proposed $820,000 foot and cycle bridge to be constructed at the summit of Wainuiomata hill road.

Construction of the long-awaited cycle and pedestrian bridge at the Wainuiomata hill road summit starts this week.

Wainui rugby desperate for win

Hokianga Morunga looks to escape the clutches of an Upper Hutt Rams tackler during Saturday's clash.  Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS

Justin Wilson knows just how true the old rugby adage is that 'you don't play rugby on paper'.

Low police presence hurts Hutt: MP

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard says his Wainuiomata hometown is worse off now that it has fewer dedicated police staff based there.

Hutt policing is becoming lower priority and residents are worse off for it, Trevor Mallard says.

Family died while praying

Tribbuvan Shrestha and his wife Rukamani, and daughter Sadhana, came to New Zealand 12 years ago from Nepal.  The Lower Hutt family have been prominent raising money for Nepal.

Lower Hutt's Binu Amatya, who lost 14 of her immediate family in Nepal, says the nation needs urgent help.

Wanted: Male primary school teachers

Arakura School's male teachers. From left, reliever Diego Serpa, teacher Al Ingham, reading recovery teacher Mark Lye and principal Mark Kibblewhite.

Where have all the good men (in teaching) gone?

Canheads the face of Panhead's new beers

Two of Panhead's new Canhead beer characters, Lola Deville and Johnny Octane.

Mike Neilson thinks it's time New Zealanders gave canned beer a second chance.

Pool habit is now free for Fred, 90

Long-time Hutt swimmer Fred Bland, 90, has been given a free pass to swim any time he likes at Hutt City pools.  It was presented to him by Huia Pool manager Wei Ting.

Fred Bland is a fine advertisement for the benefits of swimming.

Petone home on market for first time since 1898

Kevin Plant at No 14 Bay St, which his family has owned since 1898.  He is holding a photo of his uncle, Terence, the 1922 Plunket Baby of the Year.

A house in Petone that has been in the hands of the same family since 1898 is up for auction on May 4.

Eastern Hutt School gears up for 100th birthday

26032015. JARED NICOLL. HUTT NEWS/FAIRFAX NZ. Eastern Hutt School pupils Isla Knowles, 5, Carolyn Yetman, 7, Mia Knowles, 7, Edward Stevens, 8, Philip Sandulescu, 8, Aryan Gandhi, 7, Megan Cherry, 7, Isobell Fogherty, 5 are raising funds for UNICEF's Vanuatu cause.

Lower Hutt's largest pimary school is marking its centennial later this year.

DIY Diabetes to help Hutt sufferers

Te Awakairangi Health Network dietitian Emma Shields says it is vital to give diabetics the tools to self-manage. She is involved in delivering the DIY Diabetes programme in the Hutt Valley.  Photo: YANG LIU, journalism student.

A health initiative aimed at getting Hutt Valley people with type 2 diabetes to self-manage their condition is being welcomed by participants.

Armed Offenders Squad callout in Wainuiomata

The armed offenders squad has been called out to an address in Wainuiomata after a report of a man with a gun.

Paddison looking for big win

Gareth Paddison was pleased to win the Akarana Open but wants to win at a higher level in Asio or Australia.   Gareth Paddison wins the Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open, Charles Tour, Akarana Golf Course, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 26 April 2015. Photo: Simon Watts/www.bwmedia.co.nz 
All images ? NZ Golf and BWMedia.co.nz

By Paul Gueorgieff

Hutt hotel now rubble

The Exchange Hotel on the corner of Queens Drive and Kings Crescent in Lower Hutt is being demolished.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

A hotel that was once one of the liveliest in Lower Hutt is now rubble.

Kids dig in for Pomare's taniwha

05052015    Sue Rei was helping Pomare School children as part of a project to rejuvenate the 1998 taniwha earth scupture at The Glade.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

Youngsters attacked Pomare's living taniwha with garden spades and forks last week - but the slumbering monster looked all the better for it.

Camping gear makes way for party costumes

FCO is closing down in High St, Lower Hutt, and the building has been purchased by Pete's Emporium.

The FCO building at 541 High St, Lower Hutt, has been snapped up by another owner/operator without it even going to market.

Hurricanes line up for cyclone victims

05052014  Hurricanes player Tane Tuipolotu in Vanuatu in November 2014.

A group of Hurricanes players who forged links in Vanuatu want to help out villages smashed by Cyclone Pam.

Hutt council pushes for action on unconsented bar roof

A rooftop bar built without resource consent in Petone has infuriated city councillors. Developer Kevin Melville has been given until Friday to come up with a solution.

Hutt City Council may demand a roof built without consents over a bar in Jackson St be demolished.

Hutt connections to conflict not forgotten

28042015   Images of World War One were projected onto the front wall of the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library for the dawn service on Anzac Day.  Photo: Ross de Rouffignac

Many hundreds of people of all ages gathered at Lower Hutt's new Anzac Memorial Lawn for the mid-morning civic service on Anzac Day.

Anzac Day carries great-grandparents ideals into our world

28042015  Chilton St James pre-schoolers who scattered poppies among crosses honouring Gallipoli Fallen included, from left, Ruwenthika Nithyananthan, Alice McGeorge, Annabelle Walshe, Zoe Crout.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

Remembrance is not just a salute to the past, Chilton St James School board member and parent Lieutenant Commander Jenny Hoadley of the Royal NZ Navy told the school's Anzac ceremony.

SCL labs for three health boards

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, director of service integration and development for the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Capital and Coast district health boards.

Australian-owned diagnostic health service provider SCLLtd will take over Aotea Laboratories and provide Wellington laboratory services

Taita honours Anzacs

Topaz Robinson,15, was the master of ceremonies when Taita College students honoured the ANZAC tradition on Friday.

Video firms loads up postal services

With NZ Post and Kiwibank gone from the 1954 Naenae post office building by August, locals will be keen to see a new tenant move in to secure its future.

Helpers asked to get on board for new Epuni bike track

Gavin Barber and his children, from left Hadley, 5, Quinn, 3, and Caitlin, 6, with be among those help to spread and compact lime on Epuni School's new bike track at a community working bee on May 3. Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

Epuni School pupils returned from the holidays to find a new bike track cut into the perimeter of their playing fields.

Merrin to open for Everclear

Merrin from the Hutt Valley will open for Everclear at Bar Bodega on May 3.

Local Wellington Band MERRIN chosen as Main Support for EVERCLEAR NZ Tour at Bar Bodega on May 3

Bar manager worried over topless photos

The Fitzroy Tavern down The Strand in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt.

A Lower Hutt bar's licence may be at risk over topless photos of a woman.

Shae gets the jump on seasoned dance performers

Hutt dancer Shae Berney is stepping up to the international stage after winning a scholarship to study in Florida, USA.

Iwi go back to Hutt Valley DHB seeking health say

09122014  Simon Edwards, Fairfax      Noeline Smiler of the Hutt Valley DHB's Maori Health Services Development Group addresses DHB members over anger from Maori health providers about a funding and services review.

Representatives of Maori health providers have again felt the need to confront Hutt Valley District Health Board members on improving iwi input.

Great Scott - Petone village name delights new resident

Les Everson chats with MP Trevor Mallard during an inspection of the Bob Scott Retirement Village. Everson played with Bob Scott for Petone. With them is John Ogilvie who lost his spot to Scott when he joined Petone in 1954.

Les Everson will have a unique link to history, when he moves into the Bob Scott Retirement Village.

Shields picks ABs over cash

Hurricanes forward Brad Shields  fends off Tamati Ellison of the Rebels during their clash at Westpac Stadium last month. Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.co.nz

The list of top rugby players heading offshore is growing but this Hurricane has different aims.

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