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Ruled out from new park

Even on a miserable wet day, Val Jenness enjoys walking Teddy on Avalon Park. Walking helps alleviate her back pain but ...

Disabled woman no longer able to walk her dog at Avalon Park.

Busy weekend for road works

An impression of the Haywards interchange on State Highway 2. Work is due to be completed in June 2017.

Haywards Interchange one of a number of work sites motorists can expect to encounter.

School keeps NZ beautiful

Eastern Hutt School won the Keep NZ Beautiful's Sustainable Schools Award because of projects like their garden.

EnviroWarriors have been rewarded.

Helping the children play

Three-year-old Micah Noakes-Duncan playing at home. His mum Cat Noakes-Duncan is organising a playgroup for Lower Hutt ...

A special playgroup offers help to parents with children on the autism spectrum.

Fresh and cheap rising star

Naenae Fruit and Vege Co-Op coordinator Jill Kirkland says the scheme is proving popular throughout the Valley.

$10 vege bags prove a winner for Naenae co-op

Daffodils preferred over natives

Elizabeth Madle would like to see all of Lower Hutt's roundabouts planted out with daffodils. The veteran photographer ...

Are daffodils better than natives on Hutt City roundabouts?

Pride award winner humble

Gabrielle Cabauatan has won a lot of trophies over the last three years.

Gabrielle Cabauatan, 10, won the Pride award for creativity- junior section.

Wellington holiday trains limited

Maintenance being carried out over Labour Weekend will see many train services replaced by buses on all four of ...

All four Wellington train lines to undergo maintenance work over Labour Weekend.

January start for Hutt hotel

Nearly a year after the site in southern High St was cleared, there is no sign of  a hotel planned to open in 2017.

 A $12m four-star hotel is still on track to be built, despite further delays to its construction date.

Computers a slam dunk

Photoshopping pictures of himself playing basketball led Joel Alheit away from the sport towards a new award-winning ...

Photography, instead of basketball, is Joel Alheit's career path now.

WREDA slims down

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive Chris Whelan says every sent saved in the agency's ...

Wellington economic development agency restructure could save $500,000 a year.

Medics flown to Stokes Valley

The Westpac rescue helicopter has been used to get a medical team to Stokes Valley on Tuesday night.

Rescue helicopter flies medics to elderly patient in Stokes Valley, north of Wellington.

Prisoners go green at Rimutaka

Greening up at Rimutaka Prison.

Horticulture studies harvest rewards at Rimutaka Prison.

A half century for Fergusson Intermediate

Former Fergusson Intermediate pupils and present day staffers Nathan Russell, Fiona Derham and John Steere share the ...

Fergusson Intermediate, like its home city of Upper Hutt, is celebrating a first 50 years.

Car park break-ins blunder

Panelbeater Keith Graham's Eastern Hutt Panel and Paint shop is over the road from Taita Station. He routinely has  to ...

Thefts from cars at a Lower Hutt station lead to an embarrassing slip by council officials.

Crimefighter cape stolen

The satin superhero outfit with hand-painted stars was stolen from Queensgate during the holidays at the end of the ...

Hard-working dad had forked out for superhero costume stolen from mall display.

Meet your new councillors

Simon Edwards and Leigh Sutton are two of Lower Hutt's new councillors following the 2016 election. Both have worked ...

Meet two of Lower Hutt's three new councillors.

Local schools get the sun smarts

Sun Smart and happy: Silverstream school's George Lilly, left, Mia Rowan,Tristan Slee and Moahuia Goza.

Being sun smart the thing to learn at school;

Swain dives into water quality

Changing track: Wellington regional councillor Paul Swain.

Regional council transport leader is looking for fresh challenges and a new portfolio.

Chance to see rare sketches

This piece, titled Jellicoe's Right Hand, is believed to be a self-portrait of Hal Atkinson.

Rare naval sketches will be on display at a local art gallery.

Board member brings Moera diversity

Karen Yung has been elected to the Petone Community Board at the 2016 local body elections.

Karen Yung hates the thought of being a politician.

Wellys from the Hutt

They're known as the Wellys, but maybe they should be renamed the Huttys.

More than just a coffee

Claire Matheson owns Co-Ed and Little Cafe in Lower Hutt and plans to open a sign language cafe in Christchurch.

Wellington cafe owners train deaf staff to run the business, and plan to open a sign language cafe in Christchurch.

Bus robbery attempt overnight

Police are looking for three people who tried robbing a bus driver early on Saturday morning.

Police ask for public help to find passengers who fled after failed attempt to steal cash box.

Icy plunge for Lester

New Wellington Mayor Justin Lester with 16-year-old "heart kid" Jazmyn Haddon take part in the Heart Kids NZ charity ...

Wellington's new mayor endures ice and hail in Heart Stopper charity challenge.

Gymnastics needs more space

Sovann Stewart, 3, tries out the trampoline at Hutt Valley GymSports.

Hutt gymnasts need a new home.

A great start for Walter Nash Park

Taita's Nevaeh Love also helped with tree planting at the park back in 2010.

Taita's Walter Nash Park is set to get a $240,000 makeover.

Boot camp graduates find work

Limited Service Volunteer graduates Sonny Taofia, 22, Anthony Tonihi Meihana,19. and Nikita Ruddock,19. at the YOUth ...

Military style Boot camp helps young people into work.

Labour's three-way Hutt South fight

Trevor Mallard in his beloved Wainuiomata. Mallard is stepping down as electorate MP for Hutt South.

Who wants to replace Trevor Mallard in battle against National's Chris Bishop?

Watercolour artists make a splash

An Alan Collins' painting will be in the exhibition.

Watercolour artists will reveal their secrets during an exhibition.

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