Hutt News

ERO concerns at Wainui college

Wainuiomata High School's kapa haka group.

A statutory manager has been appointed at Wainuiomata High School.

Behind the till - portraits of Petone

Anja Raynes of The Dutch Shop.  From Mike Harper's photographic series Behind the Till - Portraits of Petone.

A photographer has turned his camera on the personalities of Petone's Jackson St.

Fruit trees in parks grows produce access

Helping Mayor Ray Wallace put in a plum tree at Walter Mildenhall Park - the first under a new programme to plant fruit trees on city reserves - are Shakira Abel-McEwen, left, and Poppy Harrison.

Hutt parks will double as places to play and pick fruit in the future.

Kiwi creators off to World Art Games

Sheryl Gallagher, left, from Upper Hutt, and Carrie Burke, from Lower Hutt, two members of the NZ team of six heading to the World Art Games in Slovenia , September 1-9.

Six Kiwi artists - all but one of them from Wellington - are heading to the World Art Games in Slovakia.

Cameras catch 12,172 motorists

The speed camera on Wainui Rd in Waiwhetu.

A high-tech speed camera next to the old Griffins factory proves lucrative for the Government.

Should Walter Nash stay?

An artist's impression of the soon to be finished Taita Sports and Community Centre.

Agreeing on a new name for the Taita Sports and Community Centre is proving difficult for the Hutt City Council council.

Mum refuses to dob-in petrol thieves

A Stokes Valley woman was fined $200 after failing to help police identify stolen number plates.

A Stokes Valley woman was fined $200 fine after failing to help police identify stolen number plates.

Home cooking off the menu

A hangi food plate similar to those sold online.

Home cooks selling everything from chow mein to chop suey through social media may soon face hefty fines.

Safety drives new bus stop

Two  women brave oncoming traffic to cross Queens Dr by the bus stop rather than at a nearby pedestrian crossing.

Concerns that a pedestrian could end up under a bus is driving plans for a new stop to help ease congestion in the Hutt City centre. .

Enough bread for Bulls to Welly

Natasha Zhang, 20 months, enjoys sandwiches at the Salvation Army office in Lower Hutt.The bread was donated by Goodman Fielder.

A food company marked the 500,000th loaf of free bread delivered to Salvation Army food banks with a celebration in Lower Hutt.

Spicing up the school run

In the "fireman's carry" run to school, James was carried by his father Kevin Biggins, an former volunteer fireman, while brother Thomas Biggins had to walk.

An 11-year-old raises $3600 for a disabled baby by getting to school as many ways as possible.

Drug assets seized in Wainuiomata

A classic car is towed away from a house in Burden Ave, Wainuiomata after a police asset recovery operation.

Police have seized $470,000 worth of properties and vehicles linked to a drug operation in Wainuiomata.

Baby bumps and fixing the world

Brooke Fraser.

For singer Brooke Fraser touring late in pregnancy presented a different set of problems and opportunities.

Deficit priority for new health boss

Warrick Frater has been appointed as acting Chief Executive for the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs.

The Hutt Valley District Health Board is onto its third chief executive in three months.

Move to Wainui? Wai not!

Wainuiomata offers affordable housing close to Wellington City, so why not move there!

Hutt Valley scoops regional Rockquest

SWIM, from left, bassist Logan Wood, lead singer Harrison Pratt, and drummer Simon Buxton are all grins after being named best band.

Young Hutt Valley musicians have scooped almost every major award at the regional Rockquest finals.

Delight at return of stolen gear

Abtech director Ashley Burrell gets a stolen subwoofer back from Hutt Valley police sergeant Steve Cameron.

A Petone shopkeeper says he couldn't believe it when police called him to return expensive stolen property.

Crushed worker loses compo bid

A 59-year-old driver had a seiure on High St, Petone, before careening through an intersection to Cuba St and crashing into Pacific Seals' glass shopfront and through an internal wall into an office on June 22, 2011.

A man crushed by a car at his desk has failed to get more compensation after being sacked during recovery.

Sour at full-cream thieves

Shannon Paku's milk trucks are being plundered by thieves.

Milk thieves are pinching hundreds of bottles from a former Wellington rugby star's milk delivery trucks.

Flood falls on deaf ears

Cafe Co-Ed manager Julz Russ is deaf. Her boss, Claire Matheson, recently raised $2800 to replace her cochlear implant processor.

Cafe helping the deaf re-opens after flood.

Bridge strike affects Hutt trains

A train bridge hit by a vehicle today is thought to be the same one damaged when hit earlier this year

Hutt Valley train services, suspended after a truck hit a bridge, have started again.

CCTV censored in Lower Hutt

Hutt Valley CCTV volunteer coordinator Doug Bent checks the screens inside Lower Hutt Police Station.

Crime-spotting cameras once at the heart of concerns about illegal prying into Lower Hutt bedrooms have been censored.

Man touches boy while he sleeps

Hutt Valley District Court crest

A young man met a boy on Facebook, bought him booze then reached into his pants as he slept.

Med students struggle with loan limits

Medical student Alex Hedley is frustrated by the lack of an exemption for medical students on student loan borrowing limits.

Changes to students loans could results in medical students putting their studies on hold.

New inspiration from recycled fabric

A blanket becomes a fashionable coat, in one of the outfits strutted on the Eco Fashion Week catwalk show in Lower Hutt at the weekend.

Sustainable and ethical outfits were paraded on the runway last Saturday in the finale of the third annual New Zealand Eco Fashion Week.

Hutt DHB deep in the red

Hutt Valley DHB chairwoman Virginia Hope.

The Hutt Valley District Health Board is bracing for its worst deficit in five years.

Pomare School principal moving on

Chris Worsley is leaving Pomare School after 17 years as principal. He is surrounded by the kids from Room Four.

Pomare School principal Chris Worsley leaving after 17 years,

Joe's signature art on ply ready to sing

Naenae artist Joe McMenamin with some of his drawings on plywood, ready  for display at the 'NZ Art Show'

For Joe McMenamin art is not a lonely practice and one-way conversation.

Mike Curtis fondly remembered

Mike Curtis does what he loved most - taking in the view from Pencarrow Lodge. This photo was taken on the longest day of the year in 2004.

Pencarrow Lodge owner Mike Curtis farewelled at his beloved lodge.

Rugby kicked into touch at Naenae

Naenae College is the only school in the region without a first fifteen. The team folded after the players showed a lack of commitment. This photograph shows Jude Perez working with the players in April.

Naenae College has pulled the plug on its first fifteen rugby team.

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