Book, film and music lovers owe Hutt City Libraries a collective total of almost $68,000 in overdue fines.
Hutt City Council is moving to tighten rules around cars for sale being parked on local roads.
City-owned land next to Maidstone Park in Upper Hutt will be sold for housing.
Hutt City Council has agreed on two areas where legal synthetic drugs can be sold.
Hutt City has declined to work with other councils in the region on a system to share information and technology.
Hutt City Council has confirmed a $5 million revamp of Avalon Park.
Brewers, publicans and restaurateurs are raising a glass to the establishment of the Petone ale trail.
Some of the most deprived areas of Lower Hutt are to get a $43 million boost.
NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News
Fraser Park was the big winner in Hutt City Council's annual plan, with $6m set aside for developing the ground.
Trevor Mallard defends moa de-extinction idea, despite his leader saying the "moa is not a goer".
Gamblers stuffed more than $8 million into Hutt Valley pokie machines in just three months and addiction services are warning some of it may have been stolen from their elderly parents.
Like England in the FIFA World Cup, the Petone Arena always looked unlikely to go very far and city councillors last week gave it the red card.
A Lower Hutt man says he had "the most emotional weekend of my life" being welcomed to the small French village where his great-uncle gave his life, to protect it from the Nazis.
The single biggest fine handed out by the Hutt Valley District Court since it opened last year was $105,000 for misleading a social welfare officer, records show.
The Petone Arena appears to be a dead duck but the campaign to save at least one of the city's historic civic halls may yet fly.
A group of six Timberlea state houses may be sold to first home buyers.
An Eastbourne woman is inviting travellers to tuck into exotic foods and experiences in Peru, while helping out local firms with a social or ecological conscience.
A teenage driver who died after crashing a stolen car in the Hutt Valley was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.
A stunning Wainuiomata day made the inaugural King of the Hill memorable.
The Petone arena and Hutt civic halls dominate the 1800 submissions made to Hutt City Council's annual plan.
When Beatles drummer Ringo Starr faced a traditional Maori welcome at Wellington airport 50 years ago, he joked: "We come in peace!"
Naenae Olympic Pool will be closed for the next four weeks at least after tiles cracked and lifted off the main pool.
Did Housing New Zealand learn nothing from the Pomare experience?
Work is under way on the biggest construction project Petone has seen in decades.
Police have arrested a man who led them on a three-hour high-speed chase then fled the scene of a crash.
A driver has fled from a crash that closed both State Highway 2 lanes northbound through the Hutt Valley.
Safety ruled over convenience in the Petone Community Board's decision to back reducing the speed limit on Seaview Rd to 50kmh.
International tertiary students statistically outweigh their domestic peers when it comes to cheating, as some struggle to adapt to Kiwi classrooms.
Hutt City councillors have voted unanimously to petition against the forced creation of super cities.
Residents have swamped Hutt City Council with feedback on its 2014-15 spending plans.
An emergency department nurse is hoping his ground breaking research will help people better understand concussion.
Kittens go island hopping
It's a long way from Kelson to the Chatham Islands but that is the journey two kittens will be making today.
In its latest move to block the proposed creation of one council to cover all of Wellington, Hutt City councillors have voted unanimously to petition against forced creation of super-cities.
A brave woman who nearly died in a motorbike crash will cycle a 200-kilometre journey to fundraise for people fighting cancer, which killed her father while she was recovering.
Phoenix Foundation's new EP, marks a move to up-tempo from than their customary melancholic ambience.
A growing population and the need to cater to returning servicemen were reasons Hutt Hospital was given the green light.
Plans are being finalised to redevelop Lower Hutt's heritage-listed Post Office building into apartments.
The Petone Arena has been the focus of much debate. Nicholas Boyack tries to answer some of the questions.
Drunk children soiling themselves in Hutt Hospital's emergency department are making life difficult for staff.
It has taken 1400 back-breaking hours for volunteers to remove the last clumps of weeds from a Hutt stream.
Police are urging residents to use alarms in their homes as a spate of burglaries sweeps the Hutt Valley.
A Maungaraki man will be stepping out of his office and into the boxing ring on Saturday night to fight for positive mental health in New Zealand.
Hutt City Council's arts advisory group wants $65,000 to bring more events to the city.
A man trespassed by Hutt City Council from the central library, main council building and Taita community services office says he is being picked on for standing up for his rights.
Hutt City Council is reviewing its rules governing where pokie machines can be installed.
The public should not be afraid of helping people having epileptic seizures - just don't try to restrain them.
Lower Hutt's youth centre says it will take up the council's challenge, and look at ways to provide more services and activities in the city's "high deprivation areas".
Groundwork will begin next month on a $120 million retirement village at the old Petone College site, after the Environment Court approved a deal brokered between Ryman Healthcare and affected neighbours.
Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard says people in Naenae can take credit that their "intense and early effort" to stop the sale of legal highs has helped force government action.
ANZAC Day will be honoured in a unique way at the Petone Rugby Club.