The cost of the proposed Lower Hutt events centre and town hall upgrade is rising fast.
Decomposing tree frog and parasitic wasps travelled to our supermarkets on bananas from Ecuador.
Pest control professionals predict a busy summer for white-tailed spiders and Asian paper wasps.
Planned review of Maori health providers has been labelled as racist and sparked calls for autonomy.
One under-privileged Hutt Valley primary school will gain $27,000 while another will lose $80,000 a year after changes to decile ratings.
Police were too busy to attend a burglary in the early hours of this morning. So a Petone business owner got on Facebook to track down the alleged offenders himself.
Brooke Fraser achieved her biggest international success with Flags in 2010, but it left her feeling creatively stale and "a little bit too comfortable".
A Hutt Valley medical centre is planning "walk in" clinics.
There are plans to replace Melling bridge within a decade.
Dressing in dresses on stage
Actor Gavin Rutherford began the year in a frock, ascended to the heights of tragic drama and slipped into yet another dress to see the year out.
An event built on the Kiwi traditions of DIY and drinking beer is finding plenty of takers.
Actor Gavin Rutherford began this year in a frock, ascended to the heights of tragic drama and slipped into yet another dress to see the year out.
Schoolyard accidents in the Hutt Valley cost ACC nearly $750,000 in payouts last year.
Hutt City Council is urging people to be safe with their fireworks celebrations tonight and to remember the liquor ban areas.
When ya gotta go, ya gotta go . . . but what happens if an earthquake has smashed the sewerage network?
Fewer Hutt Valley beneficiaries needed extra help to pay bills this winter but some went without hot water.
A large majority of residents across the Wellington region don't want any change to council boundaries, a new survey shows.
A local panelbeater has complained he is still out of pocket despite New Zealand's dominant insurance company increasing its payment rates.
Councils cooperating to manage water, regional transport and economic development have made any local authority amalgamations pointless, according to some politicians.
Kiwi families deprived of opportunities to own homes, says Labour MP Trevor Mallard.
Toxic possum carcasses poisonous to dogs may have floated down the Hutt River into Wellington Harbour.
SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News
Work on adding 56 berths to Seaview Marina is about to get under way as part of a major development of the area.
Kickstarter for "Refold" cardboard desks has earned $43,490 in backing, with 20 days still to go.
Gillinghams lift the lid off century-old house to build a replica ground-floor for foster children.
Eastbourne butcher Barry Spooner says beef sausages are ''the every day, working men's sausage but one that everyone likes - it goes right across the socio-economic boundaries''.
With increased borrowing on the horizon, Hutt City Council has re-written its treasury risk management policy.
The NZ Local Government Funding Agency was hailed as a ''resounding success'' at a meeting last night but Hutt councillor Max Shierlaw wants its directors' fees investigated.
More than 20 Hutt eateries have been labelled "not up to standard", but none have been forced to close.
Petone teenager Elsie Whelan won the APRA lyric award at the national Smokefreerockquest finals.
Mexican corn chips made in New Zealand are spicing up the market in Japan.
A former convent in Taita will be moved to make way for low-cost housing.
Lorietta Bahr is hoping South American drink Yerba Mate tea will help her become a champion cocktail-maker
Avalon Intermediate pupils are buzzing about their hip hop themed videos - shot from a bee's perspective.
WelTec plans to demolish the old quake prone Petone courthouse and turn it into a park.
The Heart of the Hutt group is calling for action to change plans for the city centre's revamp.
Nineteen staff will be made redundant when production of the Trackside television channels shifts from Avalon.
Police have explained the reason for Wainuiomata Hill speed camera, after the Hutt City mayor labelled it ''a bit extreme''.
Kelson School students can boast of selling their first paintings.
ANNA BRADLEY-SMITH - Hutt News
Two-legged artworks filled the Dowse Art Museum over the weekend, when human bodies became canvasses and were transformed into breathing masterpieces.
Craft beer brewing has returned to the Hutt Valley, with Baylands ramping up production in Petone.
Terraced houses, similar to those in TV's Coronation St, could be a feature of Lower Hutt in the future.
Hutt South candidates talks about the biggest issues facing locals, and what they would do about them. Here are their responses:
Nearly 400 cases of children in the Hutt Valley who have stopped attending school have been investigated.
Plenty of people can only dream of their first home, but 18-year-old Gabriella Williment has built hers, and it's on wheels.
Ngata lectures bound to inspire, says Wainui's Aunty Parae
If you want to be inspired, then catch this year's 31st anniversary Ngata Memorial Lecture at Te Papa on Friday.
Approval for a new $30m rest home in Wainuiomata could finally get the green light with cheaper land prices.
A Lower Hutt used-car salesman who turned a quick buck off a solo mum with a brain injury has been pressured into coughing up a fair price.
A man who says he is a famous Indian astrologer is denying accusations that he tries to spring large additional prayer fees on clients at the end of their consultation.
A Lower Hutt retirement village is facing closure due to dwindling resident numbers.
Lower Hutt Foodbank is calling for funds to help with rent.