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Little girl left heartbroken by thief

Dyer Street School pupil Maia Graham, 9, holds a picture of her dad.

A little girl was left heartbroken after a thief stole precious family photos from her classroom.

Police seek knife-point dairy robber

This man allegedly robbed Hansa's Dairy in Petone with a knife last year.

Part-time dairy clerk wants justice after knife-point robbery.

Fire-dousing dragon wins civic award

Lower Hutt Civic Award winner Bob Rowell's tales of musical theatre dramas - both front and back stage - went down well with the audience, and Mayor Ray Wallace.

Civic award winner Bob Rowell, a musical theatre veteran, recalled when he came to a witch's rescue.

Mystery good-sort strikes again

The Chaston children, from left, Savannah, 4, Deegan, 2, Dantae, 7, and up front stacking cans from their first mystery food box in July is Logan, 2, with Kirsty Chaston and Kevin Chaston.

A mysterious good-sort has again blessed a family with food in a time of need.

Exide campaigner loses last battle

Richard Whiteside as Henry VIII.

Richard Whiteside actor, environmental campaigner, publican and wannabe politician died recently in Wellington.

Eureka! Kids in care get an early Christmas

Eureka owners Oliver Mander and Alex Hill.

A clothing store has treated two families with kids in care to free shopping trips.

Boys give Hutt netball edge

Hutt Player of the Day Jenna-Rose Mafua.

Hutt Intermediate used boys to compete in netball

Returned medal brings Anzac joy to boy

A World War I British War Medal discovered among Inch Clutha family historian Janet Sanders' grandparents' effects, and recently returned to its Wainuiomata owners.

A young boy can now honour his Anzac ancestor after a lost WWI medal finally made its way home.

Gateway Kids sets up in rugby clubrooms

James and Jane Time have launched a second venue for ther Gateway Kids before and after-school care programme - in the Hutt Old Boys Marist clubrooms.

The Gateway Kids before and after-school care programme has set up a new centre in the HOBM rugby clubrooms.

WingNut helps WWI marchers look the part

Mark Bateman (left) is shown how to wrap puttees correctly by costume assistant Paul Booth, during a recent fitting of replica WW1 uniforms supplied by WingNut Films. Around 30 of the registered 250 marchers will complete this month?s 21km Rimutaka Re-enactment March from Featherston to Upper Hutt in the replica uniforms.

Marchers re-enacting the WWI soldiers' walk from Featherston to Wellington will look the part.

Doctor takes the reins at HVDHB

Incoming Hutt Valley DHB chief executive Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

For the first time since being formed in 2001, the Hutt Valley District Health Board will be run by a clinician.

Man ran off with register

The alleged register robber wore a Converse All Star hoodie, blue pants and black sunglasses.

Lower Hutt police seek man who allegedly stole a cash register from a High St dairy in July.

Harriers to run old timers day

Hutt Valley Harriers lifetime member Gordon Smith is about to turn 90.

An old timers day indeed as Hutt Valley Harriers tie-in celebrations with a life member's 90th.

Hutt goalie facing one last battle

Eastern Hutt goalkeeper Leonie Broome is battling cancer but still played a major role helping Eastern Hutt win the Premier Two title.

The Eastern Hutt Hockey Club is holding a fund-raiser for Leonie Broome this Saturday.

Wright steps hold promise of more time on stage

Hutt Valley Irish dancer Charlotte Wright wants more time in the River Dance spotlight.

She'll resume her final year of study for a communications degree at Massey University.

Tell your tales of Petone

The Hall of Memories will open at the Petone Settlers Museum in March..

The Petone Settlers' Museum wants to record people's anecdotes fromf the harbourside community.

Trials champ revving up enduro scene

Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker, on a Husqvarna TE250, turned his moto trials skills into enduro racing success at the inaugural Moonshine Run Hard event.

Jake Whitaker's trials skills helped him blitz the field at the recent Moonshine Run Hard Enduro.

Piri tale coaches kids to dream big

Kicking off kids' dreams: the front cover of Jared Bell's picture book for children, Piri's Big All Black Dream.

Kick off your own dreams into reality - just as Piri Weepu did.

Waipesi hailed for lifting opportunities

Handing out books at a gather of Waipesi, (Wainuiomata Pacific Education Success Initiative) were Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard (centre) and  Labour's community sector spokeswoman Poto Williams and youngsters Lucia Faapusa (on Trevor's knee), Jackson Whiu, Dominic Volkner and Levi Kahui-Puhia.

A programme opening up education opportunities for Pacific Island children is being hailed as a success.

Mum's lunch enterprise has NZ mission

Renee Ailao, centre, of the children's lunch-making business Kids' Food, showed Local Government Minister Paul Bennett and Hutt list MP Chris Bishop around her Wainuiomata operation last week.

Renee Ailao makes school lunches for 300 kids a day.  She'd like to be doing it for 10,000.

Lasers aimed at planes

A green laser beam similar to the ones aimed at planes flying over the Hutt Valley.

Green laser beams are being aimed at planes passing over the Hutt Valley.

Playhouse delivered on teens' path to work

Excited Petone Kindergarten kids explore the new playhouse built for them by WelTec?s Trades Academy carpentry students including, from left, Jesse Tooala, Teufolau Feki and David Thompson.

A tiny house for pint-sized clients but teenagers from WelTec’s Trades Academy walked tall on Wednesday.

Infant deaths prompt hui

Caregivers' smoking and bed sharing are two risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Caregivers must keep vigilant to curb the growing number of infants suffering sudden deaths.

StudyLink worker stole $61,000

Hutt Valley District Courthouse

A StudyLink worker stole student financial support payments to fund his gambling addiction.

Sweet spin-offs from school's hives

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This Honey Bee is checking out a Red Hot Poker flower for nectar and honey on the Oreti Plains

Epuni Primary pupils are buzzing about a new outdoor education opportunity.

Dai's Eastbourne gig sells out

Comedian Dai Henwood will do a stand-up show at Brew'd in Eastbourne on September 3.

Dai Henwood's return to the Hutt Valley stomping ground of his early years has proved a success.

Black Dog cabaret no downer

The late Robbie Tripe.

Wellington's theatrical community will gather on Sunday to remember and celebrate to life of actor Robbie Tripe.

Taita centre keeps Walter Nash name

The upgraded and expanded Walter Nash Centre is set to open in October.

It was inevitable that one group of submitters was going to leave Monday night's extraordinary Hutt City Council meeting unhappy.

PM launches post site revamp

Prime Minister John Key presses the ominous big red button, with Acting Hutt Mayor David Bassett looking on.

A retail and office development on a prime Petone site will involve hundreds of jobs.

BATS work sparks electrical kudos

Reopening of Bats Theatre in late 2014 following new earthquake-strengthening on Kent Tce. General manager Cherie Jacobson in the new Green Room featuring make up lights-the first make up lights they've ever had.

A Hutt Valley-based company sparked the interest of judges for the Master Electricians Excellence Awards for 2015.

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