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Pop-up shops could save Wainui mall

Margaret Willard is hoping her hand-made beads will prove a hit in a pop-up shop opening in Wainuiomata. Trisha Manhire ...

 Councillor promotes pop-up shops for Wainuiomata Mall.

Help Sam see Europe

Sam Porta needs help from his Hutt community to afford to be part of an UN educational tour of Europe.

Help set Sam Porta on the path to achieve his big dreams.

Kiwi woman helping orphaned elephants

Debbie Mair is working to find a economically viable milk product from NZ cow's milk for orphaned pygmy elephants in Borneo.

A Lower Hutt Rotarian is travelling to Borneo to see if a trial of New Zealand cows' milk agrees with orphaned elephants.

Robotic window washer demonstrated

Jimmy Haugen, JT Property Wash's business partner, was very happy with how the demo of a robotic window washer went.

A robotic window washer was seen climbing the walls of a Wellington building

Shortland St, gangs, and now principal

Karen Morgan is the first female principal at Taita College.

A new college principal has a CV that includes acting roles and gang prevention work.

MP demands answers after black spot crash

Debris from the Saturday afternoon crash was spread over the road.

Calls for action after another crash at highway black spot.

Hutt leads property boom

This home down Norana Road in Maoribank, Upper Hutt was bought for $357,500 in 2014. It sold without alterations for ...

Warning for renters as Lower Hutt house prices continue to rise.

Crash at highway 'death trap'

Debris from the Saturday afternoon crash was spread over the road.

Calls for action after another crash at highway black spot.

$4m Macca's to rise from ashes

How the new McDonald's will look from Fergusson Drive.

New Silverstream restaurant will feature Wellington's first interactive "Sparkle" table.

Koha Cafe spreads the love

Great Start Taita volunteer Stephen Tse serves up lunch at the Naenae Koha Kitchen.

A community project offering affordable healthy lunches in the Lower Hutt suburb of Taita has spread to neighbouring Naenae where it has also been embraced.

Arts funding available

Hutt Valley Orchestra, which received art funding last year,  perform at Summer in Dowse Square.

There is $40,000 of art funding available from the council.

Stand for the council

If you want to become part of the decision making process at the Hutt City Council, now is the time to put in your ...

 Nominations open this Friday (July 15) for candidates seeking a spot on the Hutt City Council.

Car wash care urged


Tick tock for Petone

Jackson St businesses should get along to the Light House Cinema on July 12 and 14 to hear Stuart Reid talk about why ...

Tourism plan could see for six over-sized clocks on Jackson St.

Can Wainui help Bishop beat Mallard?

Prime Minister John Key cuts the ribbon at the opening of  National MP Chris Bishop's new office in Wainuiomata, joined ...

National makes a big push in to Wainuiomata.

Explorer inspires MP

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern talks to a group of Wainuiomata Intermediate students at Lower Hutt's Ignite Sport.

Jacinda Ardern inspired by great explorer Ernest Shakleton

Hutt free parking backfires

Queensgate Mall is no longer providing all day $4 parking after it was swamped by people who have left the council?s ...

Free parking trial in Hutt City has an unexpected result for Queensgate.

Victim 'a beautiful kid' video

Jardin Daniel Whanga-Elliott, 21, has died after his life support was turned off following an assault at a party in ...

Jardin Whanga-Elliott, a ''one of a kind, loving boy", died after being chased from a 21st party and bashed.

Can you help Vinnie?

Claire Stonyer says that although Vinnie can be violent he can also be cuddly and affectionate, and she loves him.

Finding help to care for her Fragile X son has been "mission impossible" for one mum.

When Aoife met Aoife video

Aoife Finn, an Irishwoman who is learning te reo, met Lower Hutt school girl Aoife Cullen.

Aoife Cullen, 7, had never met anyone with her name - until Ireland's te reo expert came for a surprise visit.

Search for Boulcott war graves

Generations of school kids have been taught the story about Private William Allen who died playing the bugle during the ...

Historian wants council to halt a plan change that would allow a retirement village in Boulcott.

Bright designs from LH fashion students

Latia O'Kane-Hughes, left, with a model showing off her sari design which has been selected for New Zealand Fashion Week.

Two budding Hutt Valley fashion students have taken part in a competition to create modern fashion designs out of silk saris.

Dragon's Den win for Wainui team

Prestige Men's Products came back to Wainuiomata from the Dragon's Den with a $1200 cheque to help their business grow.

A Wainui team has won the Wellington YES Dragon's Den.

Wainui race pulls crowd

James 027 237 1766 (the cat) and Ryan Fraser (8 years) of Lower Hutt were the only father and son team dressed in ...

Wainui's King of the Hill event was well attended on July 3.

Wainui boys enjoy Westpac Stadium

Michael Lealava'a scores for Wainuiomata in their 27-15 loss to Tawa. Looking on are Glen Angus, Cameron Ross and John Monu.

Wainuiomata lose to Tawa 27-15 at Westpac Stadium.

Can Tijana become Miss Universe?

Lower Hutt's Tijana Selak wants to become Miss Universe New Zealand in the 2016 pageant.

Has Lower Hutt's Tijana Selak got what it takes to become Miss Universe?

Youth face eight-week wait for help

re seeking help for a range of mental health issues, including severe depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Hutt Valley teenagers facing month long waits for mental health help.

Hutt Labour/Greens criticised

Lisa Bridson is standing for the Hutt City Council as a Green candidate. She would like to see her fellow politicians ...

Labour, Greens, ACT spat on Hutt City Council.

Addictive photo proves a winner

The Addicts Breakfast: a national award winning image  from  photographer Mandi Lynn which was shot at the Expressions ...

Photographer Mandi Lynn is a national success keeping it local.

$224,000 a bridge too far

Alan Loan is not happy at being asked to pay $224,000 towards the cost of a new bridge to access his Baring Head property.

Farmer refuses to pay his share for new access road, saying thousands of others will use it too.

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