Hutt News

Desk to survive quake crushing video

Nick Maarhuis prepares to test his Quake Desk design against a standard wooden desk and a standard steel-frame desk by ...

An office earthquake life-saver? A falling BMW can't crush a Wellington inventor's $200 desk.

Barrier to work after brain tumour

Ashleigh Eastall, 22, says despite being cleared for work after recovering from a brain tumour she has struggled to find ...

Months after being cleared to work by doctors, Ashleigh Eastall is still job hunting.

A night with the lions video

Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Lucky and Ankari, recieve a tasty treat in the morning.

Kelson School students got to sleep in a zoo on December 1.

Player-coach brings all round skills

New Upper Hutt cricket player-coach Kedarnath Rajamoney.

New coach not downhearted, says team is improving with every game.

Austin dedicated to community

Katy Austin at the time of the post-earthquake rebuild in Nepal.

Well known Upper Hutt contributor Katy Austin died on Sunday {Decemebr 4] at her home.after a short illness.

Christmas banner to help hospice

Taita residents Ray Newton (left) and Philippa Hoskin (right) show off Christmas banner created by Taita art students.

A Christmas banner is about to go up on display in one Taita street to help raise money for charity.

Organ donors receive full compensation

Sharon van der Gulik with National list MP Chris Bishop, left, grandson Matt, husband Harry and Prime Minister John Key.

It took more than two years but Upper Hutt resident Sharon van der Gulik got to watch an organ donor bill become law.

Rallying together after disasters

Head of Pay It Forward Lower Hutt Jessica Haines says everyone has rallied together after the recent disasters.

Charity can bring a community together in a number of different ways.

Lower Hutt cafe top choice - again

Lower Hutt's Sweet Vanilla Cafe owner/operator Cheryl McIvor, left, with team members Betty and Hanna.

The votes are in and Lower Hutt's Sweet Vanilla Kitchen is the top cafe in Wellington.

Classic car records fall video

The record-breaking 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe, which fetched $258,750.

A collection of 30 classic cars owned by Wellington businessman Roy Savage fetch $1.5m at auction. 

Date for demolition

Queensgate mall in Lower Hutt was damaged in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and is closed to the public.

Demolition will start on Monday of parts of Queensgate mall damaged in the November quake.

Quake coats for Kaikoura dogs

Coco shows off one of the coats made by Wellington fashion designer Louise Stichbury for anxiety-stricken dogs after the ...

A group of Lower Hutt fashion students have done their bit for earthquake relief by making comfort clothes for our furry friends.

Enviroschool goes for gold

The Envirogroup plant a Totara with Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy.

An Upper Hutt School had gained Green Gold and now is mentoring other schools.

Lower Hutt businesses struggling

Commonsense Organics is the closest retailer to a section of the Queensgate Mall that is soon to be demolished. Manager ...

Tough times for Lower Hutt businesses.

Selling paua shells for Kaikoura

Wainuiomata art student Aidan Walbaekken has raised $1500 so far by selling of his paua shell creations.

One Wainuiomata artist has created 34 paua shells in four days to help raise funds for Kaikoura.

Cheers to vegan choc drink

Megan Rea, Zara Badrick,  Ella Steele, Eireanne Millikin, and The Chocolate Story owner Brett Nicholls. The Hutt Valley ...

Four high school students invent a vegan-friendly milk chocolate drink to rival Lewis Road.

Common Ground festival launched

Some of the artists involved in Common Ground, from left, Johanna Mechen, Murray Hewitt, Bruce McNaught, Angela Kilford, ...

Flooding caused drama for water festival launch.

Outdoor music at Station Gardens

On December 3 Waiheke International Soul Orchestra will perform at the Station Gardens.

Summer is going to sound good at the Station Gardens

Whipping up a coffee storm

Mr Whippy has been given permission to set up shop at Lower Hutt's Avalon Park, but hundreds of people are unhappy the ...

Caffeine-fuelled backlash erupts after council replaces Lower Hutt coffee van with a Mr Whippy.

Warehouse leaves mall early

The Warehouse has closes its Wainuiomata Mall store earlier than expected.

The Warehouse will stay closed at Wainuiomata Mall after the store sustained quake damage.

'Political correctness gone wrong'

Wellesley College student Henry Patterson, 10, was disqualified from a Lower Hutt athletics race for running in bare feet.

Olympic greats criticise call to disqualify schoolboy from sprint competition for running in bare feet.

Christmas bonus for Upper Hutt

Christmas has come early for Upper Hutt retailers.

Small local retailers are making the most of an influx of shoppers from quake-damaged Queensgate Mall.

Shaka dreams of Olympics

Tyra Samuela,9. from Wainuiomata is a promising shotputter. She is one of 60 athletes who trains at the SolaPower ...

New facilities for young throwers at Solapower Throwing Academy.

Star Wars boost for small cinemas

Watch the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which a group of unlikely heroes band together on a ...

Multiplex quake closures force blockbuster fans to look further afield.

Uncertain Christmas for oldies

Thelma Coster, 87, (in the wheelchair), May Pickford, 82, Irene Pickford,62, Peter Fox, 83, and Noel Lepper, 81. The ...

Britannia House to close after Christmas.

Demolition plans in motion

A corner of Queensgate Mall that includes part of its car park and the Event Cinemas will be demolished within the next ...

Plans to urgently demolish parts of Queensgate Mall are underway.

Celebrating success at Taita College

Taita College principal Karen Morgan, left,  with students Susana Bryce-Alapati, 18, Jonnie Tiaki, 17, and Anna ...

Strong community ties have helped set up three Lower Hutt teenagers for tertiary study

'I want more earthquakes'

Neil Whitehead wasn't in Wellington during the earthquake but the people looking after his dog, Amber, said she was ...

A scientist wants as many earthquakes as possible.

Christmas is going to rock

Hault will be performing at the concert.

A Christmas gig for a good cause has got two stages of various genres of music.

Readers reflect on hospice

Te Omanga Hospice chief executive Biddy Harford has spent four years weighing up the future of their earthquake prone ...

Readers value Te Omanga Hospice.

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