Hutt News

Synthetic cannabis dealers stocking up online

Alpha-PVP in crystal form is known on the street as "bath salts" or flakka. It elicits delirium and hallucinogenic highs. These "bath salts" were seized in an earlier drug bust.

Police accuse Hutt Valley dealers of shopping online for synthetic cannabis.

Steve-O stunt encourages bath tub protester

Steve-O climbed atop a crane and blew up an inflatable killer whale which had the words "SeaWorld sucks" emblazoned on the side in protest.

Steve-O stunt spurs on Wellington's bath tub orca captivity protester.

Star-crossed lovers in a man drought

Actress Renee Lyons, who will appear in Ache at Circa Theatre.

A couple share instant chemistry but circumstances repeatedly block their pairing-up in a romantic comedy set against a man drought.

'Suspicious' jewellery linked to second-hand dealer

07102015. NZ POLICE. HUTT NEWS/FAIRFAX NZ. Police are looking for the owners of jewellery found at a Paraparaumu address in September.

'Suspicious' jewellery linked to second-hand dealer facing meth charges.

Pull up a pew for Maori, Irish music

Motu: Oileain perform at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow in January.  Giving punters in Ireland a taste of the te reo/Irish fusion hasn’t come about yet ‘‘but it’s in the pipeline,’’ organiser and guitarist Gerry Paul said.

Kiwi pub crowds loved an Irish/Maori musical collaboration last year but the Wellington stop on Motu:Oileain's return tour will be a different kind of venue - a church.

Burglars targetting big screen TVs

A recent spate of home burglaries in Lower Hutt have been occurring in the daytime.

Spate of burglaries targeting big screen TVs in Lower Hutt bucks trend.

New details on armed robbery video

CCTV still taken from video footage shows the armed robber who hit the Coast Road Dairy on September 29. Police are still on the hunt for the offender.

Witness reveals new information on the getaway of an armed robber in Wainui.

Surprise wedding: Don't tell the bride

Komia and David Va'a's wedding was planned by Komia's friends Dahlia Gray and Jonelle Koia.

Their love story reads like a modern Kiwi classic.

Back to back Silver Scrolls

Tom McLeod with the award he received at the Silver Scrolls for his soundtrack to television show Girl vs Boy.

 Lower Hutt composer Tom McLeod has won back to back Silver Scrolls for his work on the television show Girl vs Boy.

NZTA tweaks Haywards interchange for cyclists

Cyclist Tom Halliburton is delighted with design changes to the new Haywards interchange.

It took the intervention of three local MPs to persuade the New Zealand Transport Agency to improve its design of the new Haywards interchange to make it safer for cyclists to pass.

School fire not arson

An electrical fault is believed to have sparked a fierce fire at the woodwork block at Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School.

A faulty switch is believed to have sparked the loss of a Lower Hutt school's wood-working room.

Kids rescue soggy moggy

At just two weeks old, Woody the kitten was not strong enough to climb up on a log and push itself off down the river.

Lower Hutt teenagers rescued a kitten likely left to die on a floating log.

Red Peak or a uniform logo?

The logo of Lower Hutt uniform company Arrow Uniforms looks strangely familiar.

A company once linked to the Exclusive Brethren has pointed out similarities between their logo and Red Peak.

New bridge for Wainuiomata video

Artist's impression of the proposed $820,000 foot and cycle bridge constructed at the summit of Wainuiomata Hill Road.

Pukeatua Bridge has risen over Wainuiomata in Lower Hutt.

Giant of science

Former GNS scientist Simon Nathan has written a biography of James Hector, who played a huge role in the development of science in New Zealand.

James Hector biography recognises his contribution to New Zealand science.

Complex in early stages

Building work planned for the corner of Melling Rd and Connolly St in Lower Hutt.

Plans are in the pipeline for another modern business complex in central Lower Hutt.

Hutt woman struggling with pension overpayment

The Ministry of Social Development is having increasing success getting benefit overpayments paid back.

A record $2.21 million in overpayments was recovered from beneficiaries in the quarter to June 2015 - $1 million more than the previous three months.

New tricks, and tech, for Life Education's Harold

Andrea Young enjoys teaching using the new interactive body bot.

It seems you can teach an old giraffe new tricks after all - if the overhaul of the Hutt Valley's Life Education Trust classroom is anything to go by.

Maori weaving goes online to the world

Veranoa Hetet of Waiwhetu has taken her weaving training expertise on-line to the world.

Two Hutt sisters are using the internet to take Maori weaving skills passed down generations to a worldwide audience.

Building gutted in school blaze video

28092015 News Photo Sept 28. Firefighters battle a large fire at Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Tirohanga on Monday evening. Photo: SIGURD MAGNUSSON

A fire in a Lower Hutt school was not lit on purpose.

Pipin' hot at WOW Awards

The Piper of the Lights outfit by Upper Hutt couple Chris and Gary Wilson won the reinvented uniform section at the World of WearableArts Awards.

A modern take on a Scottish kilt took top category honours for an Upper Hutt couple.

NZ history of violence published

War Writing co-editors Harry Ricketts, left, and Gavin McLean.

Harry Ricketts’ and Gavin McLean’s War Writing collection combines fictional and historical works to paint a complete picture.

Pupils dig in to mark 100th gallery video

Eastern Hutt School pupils, from left, Grace Liu, Mackenzee Whiteside, Jorja Christoffersen and Mia Knowles help plant native trees to make the school's centenary.

You'd be surprised at what's buried at the back of a primary school.

Dunne predicts bigger role for pharmacies

Peter Dunne addresses a Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Royal Wellington Golf Club.

Peter Dunne says there will be a growing role for pharmacies in monitoring patients.

Mobile police base rolled out video

The new police van weighs-in at about 5000 kilograms, making it light enough to drive on a regular car license.

A new mobile police base rolled out in Upper Hutt will not lead to station closures, says the police commissioner.

Under fire over stranded commuters

Flooding around the Petone Railway Station on May 14 resulted in the train service being cancelled. Thousands of Hutt commuters were left with no way to get home  when only nine buses were provided.

Emergency plan needed to get Hutt commuters home in an emergency.

Warfarin monitoring funding thins out

Warfarin patients need regular blood tests to check how much medication to take.

Some Hutt Valley patients on the blood thinner warfarin are facing new fees to have their medication checked.

Armed teens may be hunting next target

CCTV footage shows armed men attempting to rob the Jay Store dairy in Wainuiomata on September 22.

Armed teenagers who fled a recent robbery in Lower Hutt may be looking for their next target.

Sportsville hit by funding shortfall

Fraser Park Sportsville is facing a major funding shortfall. If finished, the multi-code facility will be one of the biggest sports hubs in New Zealand..

The cost of Fraser Park Sportsville is increasing and the project is facing a significant shortfall in funding.

Former prisoners left high and dry

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-liga, left, chats with a Rimutaka Prison inmate at the national launch of a secure online learning project behind bars.

Former prisoners left high and dry in latest rehab budget announcement.

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