ANZAC Day will be honoured in a unique way at the Petone Rugby Club.
A Super Save superette will open next month in Naenae, not long after the New World supermarket closes.
A bold vision to build a heritage museum next to the 1853 Anglican church in Taita has been unveiled.
The number of people taking antidepressant drugs in the Hutt Valley has grown by 20 per cent over the past six years.
Petone Rugby Club has come out strongly in opposition to the proposed Petone Arena.
More than 1000 homes in the Stokes Valley area are without power after a truck brought down lines this morning.
SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News
Lower Hutt Memorial RSA members are "sad and disappointed" by a decision to remove their two representatives from the Petone Working Men's Club (PWMC) executive committee.
A council review of the pokie machines and TABs is under way.
In the build-up to Anzac Day the Lower Hutt Memorial RSA sells around 24,000 poppies but president Alison Sexton is anticipating extra interest this year.
The closure of New World Naenae shows a lack of commitment to low- income communities, MP for Hutt South Trevor Mallard said.
For Prince William they were probably only more smiling Kiwis in a sea of faces he'll greet during his visit, but it was an unforgetable moment for pupils from Tawhai School.
High profile car dealership King Toyota is in receivership, with creditors owed an estimated $5 million.
New World Naenae will close at the end of the month with the loss of about 25 jobs.
A team of Wellington breast cancer survivors have captured the dragon boating national title that had eluded them for years.
Rainwater-born heavy metals and pesticide have contaminated Wellington Harbour's floor to levels above national guidelines.
A focus on working with justice and community groups to prevent crime helped police lower the Hutt Valley's reported crime rate by more than 10 per cent last year.
The regional council is looking at cutting fares on off-peak bus and rail services by 25 per cent, and investigating building public transport costs into the ticket price for major sport and cultural events.
Wellington-bound commuters faced delays today after two crashses in the Hutt Valley.
A Facebook game has been shut down after promoters accused members of cheating.
Ron Powell, the Age Concern co- ordinator for the Hutt Valley, has, arguably, the best of problems.
The smashing of a car rear window by a falling seedpod from one of two council-protected trees has prompted calls for their removal.
Guy Smith is pleased Hutt City councillors have agreed to take a detailed look at the $48 million Petone Arena.
The number of child abuse cases in Lower Hutt requiring further action increased 18 per cent between 2009 and 2013.
Alicetown residents say the construction of a $100,000 Puffin pedestrian crossing at the north end of Victoria St is "long overdue," after many near-collisions on the busy road.
The future of the Lower Hutt Foodbank is uncertain, with those running it disagreeing over where is should be based.
A central city fire turned out to be hogwash for fire fighters in Lower Hutt.
There is still a debate in Maoridom just how long the game ki-o-rahi has been around - it may be decades or even centures. However old it is, kids at a tournament in Alicetown on Wednesday clearly relished getting stuck in.
Blue skies, local bands and fun activities drew a crowd of more than 8000 to the Big Day Dowse on Sunday.
The Wootton twins, Gael and Faye, are leaving Masterpet, joking that they'd rather exit as swans than old dragons.
Visiting senior US officials were given a warm Kiwi welcome by students of a Lower Hutt preschool and primary school yesterday.
Human and animal faeces pollution in the Wainuiomata River at Richard Prouse Park has seen authorities issue a warning for people to stay clear of the spot.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust has come out in support of the latest redevelopment plan for the Lower Hutt's two main halls.
Ratepayers will get their say on the $48 million Petone Arena.
Rangitaara Wana is an unlikely education hero.
Jeremy Girling says he cannot work out why two people he alleges could send his business to the wall haven't been arrested.
Petone residents have come out swinging against the arena proposed for the Petone Recreation Ground.
An intensive protection programme for banded dotterel at Pencarrow has been richly rewarded with a big increase in breeding numbers.
NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News
Drift trikes look dangerous, but a group of enthusiasts believe they will be the next big sport.
The future of the former Hutt Central Fire Station has stalled due to parliamentary process.
A fortnight ago, the Hutt News story about the Town and Horticultural Halls debate asked how much ratepayers would be prepared to cough up to support heritage.
Hutt Old Boys Marist have retained the Spillane Cup title with a decisive 30-7 win over Christchurch Marist Albion.
The preferred route for the new Petone-Grenada Link Road recognises the environmental, community and social value of the Korokoro Valley, NZ Transport Agency Wellington highways manager Rod James says.
Hutt City Council housing units could be sold to pay off debt.
The death of a Petone identity has sparked a drive to raise money to install a lifesaving defibrillator on Sydney St.
An Indian family have suffered years of harassment and police say it is hard not to conclude it is racially motivated.
Deep suspicion permeated the Hutt City councillors' debate about the future of water supply company Capacity.
JOHN SHEEHAN - The Wellingtonian
Defending champions Hutt Old Boys Marist will host the 83rd Spillane Cup rugby tournament in this weekend.
Ten massive trees bordering the astro turfs at Maidstone Park are to be cut down.
American couple Paul Evensen and Mark Barlow travelled to Wellington to get married.
Ratepayers have been presented with a lolly scramble as the city council looks to boost the local economy.