Hutt News

Bishop v Bishop on 'innovation' funding

Political debates are not new to the Bishop family. National MP Chris Bishop, on the left, and father John Bishop, to ...

$761.4 million was announced in science and innovation funding in the Budget. Is it just corporate welfare, though?

'I'm lucky to be alive'

Nicole Want's bedroom where she sat by her gas heater watching tv moments before the LPG bottle exploded with such ...

Nicole Want had just walked out of the room when she heard a "ka-boom" as the heater exploded.

Settlers' story worth telling

An impression of the proposed colonial cottage and stables on the Christ Church, Taita, site.

Hutt council asked for $80,000 for campaign to create 1850s era coach house.

Shane Victor Hughes wanted for breaching his release conditions

Lower Hutt Police want to locate Shane Victor Hughes, 39.

Police want to locate Shane Victor Hughes.

Throwing themselves into ultimate disk battle

New Zealand Ultimate Frisbee representative Matt Richardson is preparing for the World Tournament in London in June.

Champion ultimate frisbee player says it can be tough getting support.

Paddlers' pledge finally achieved

31052016  News, Simon Edwards, Fairfax.   Rob and Anita Taggart, with the medals they won at the IVF world waka ama ...

Waka ama women, including local Anita Taggart, have for the second time won three Worlds gold medals.

Rose as one for record tally

Hutt International Boys School pupils take part in the 2016 Relay for Life on Wellington's waterfront.  This year, ...

HIBS Relay for Life tally of $116,000 may be a NZ record.

Petone rowers head to Rotterdam

Petone rower James McAnallen: "[Selection has] made getting up at 4:45 am, enduring the long gruelling sessions and ...

Two Petone rowers who are only 19 join James McAnallen for chance at U23 World champs.

Hit-and-run teen in court

The car involved in a suspected hit and run in Stokes Valley.

Boy, 14, does not deny hitting roadworker in Stokes Valley while fleeing police.

Pressure for booze outlet cap growing

20042015 Newsphoto. Simon Maude/Fairfax NZ. Wine bottles, bottle store, alcohol, red wine.

Lower Hutt passes new alcohol rules but is already looking at further clamps.

Technology Valley re-branded

Hutt City councillor Chris Milne, left, and National list MP Chris Bishop want the re-branded Technology Valley group to ...

Technology Valley to foster the Hutt Valley's science, manufacturing and research sectors.

The diseases that spoilt summer

Summer might have been a great time for barbecues, but it was also a peak time for people contracting foodborne disease.

Summer just gone came with great weather. It also came with hundreds of cases of notifiable diseases.

Jaxson lands dream stage role

The three boys who successfully auditioned to play the lead role in Billy Elliot the Musical, coming to Auckland later ...

Hutt boy Jaxson Cook says he can identity with movie character Billy Elliot, who he will play on stage.

Hutt honours 'world class' rugby leader

Steve Tew, chief executive officer of NZ Rugby, with his wife Michelle, is awarded a Mayoral Citation by Lower Hutt ...

The Hutt beginnings of New Zealand Rugby's chief executive were remembered at the Hutt Valley Sports Awards last week.

MP, council at loggerheads on spending

MP Trevor Mallard says project management of the Riddiford Gardens upgrade, which has gone from a $2m budget to $8.5m, ...

MP Trevor Mallard has launched another stinging attack on Hutt City Council spending.

Parking dilemma for Hutt council

If a first hour free parking policy in the Lower Hutt CBD continues, who should make up the $925,000 revenue shortfall ...

Hutt residents split on subsidised or 'user pays' for downtown parking.

Mental wellness improves cancer survival

Otago University of Wellington cancer researcher Dr Ruth Cunningham.

Researchers probe mental illness, cancer survival link.

Social media sales rip-offs increase

Hutt Valley people are paying for goods on social media sites but getting nothing in return.

Someone every week is getting ripped off on social media in the Hutt Valley.

Long stretch as judicial JPs end

Retiring judicial Justices of the Peace, from left, William Draper and Patrick Crowley, with district court judge Peter ...

Long-standing Hutt Valley judicial JPs farewell bail requests and traffic charges for good.

Europe mission to play ancient instruments

Alistair Fraser plays a putorino, a traditional Maoir wind instrument.

Traditional Maori musical specialist Alistair Fraser will view some of instruments held in European museums.

Seaview firms want car ban by-law

Skid marks streaked across Hutt Park Rd outside Label and Litho in Gracefield.

Businesses sick of bad boy-racers want a ban on alcohol and cars.

Avalon Studios asks council for $150,000

Hamish Yeatman, left, and Dennis Hunter from Cairns film a green screen segment for an Australian Aboriginal cultural ...

Avalon Studios wants a $150,000 upgrade from the council to attract more business.

Struggling Wainui clubs back hub idea

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Lyndhurst Park, Tawa.
Club rugby - Tawa vs Wainuiomata.
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May paid to ...

Proud Wainuiomata sports clubs mostly agree that sharing is the only way to survive.

Big criticisms of Little Theatre

Get the pointe?  Dancer Tiffany Ngan, watched by Hutt councillors including Michael Lulich, Chris Milne and Max ...

Dancer pirouette underlines call for councillors to get moving on shabby theatre.

Driveway lesson hit home

Wellington District Road Police constable Chris Saunders shows an offender serving a community-based sentence the ...

Family-friend of child killed in driveway accident sees personal value in safety expo.

Teen admits causing brain injury

Ethan Tyler Clarke admitted causing injury while driving with excess breath alcohol, after the car he was driving rolled ...

Driver lost control, and car rolled on passenger who was hanging out of window.

Maaka chases musical dream

Former Upper Hutt resident Maaka Fiso has just released a single with the new Maori label Waatea Music.

Upper Hutt singer Maaka Fiso's first single is about following your dreams.

Ground broken for new pools

An architect's view of how the new building for a 25m learners' pool, 25m hydrotherapy pool and mezzanine floor gym ...

Ready to dig in on $9.3m expansion of Lower Hutt's Huia Pool complex.

Racing legend Bill Wylie farewelled

Trainer and rider Bill Wylie, who died on the Kapiti Coast on May 8.

Consummate horseman Bill Wylie farewelled with trademark informality.

Mobile beauty workshop calls in on Petone

Look Good, Feel Better participants, from left in blue bibs, Margaret Rushbrook, Carolyn Wadsworth, Susan Charleton, ...

A travelling makeover and pampering workshop for women with cancer made a stop in Petone last Friday.

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