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Man ran off with register

The alleged register robber wore a Converse All Star hoodie, blue pants and black sunglasses.

Lower Hutt police seek man who allegedly stole a cash register from a High St dairy in July.

Harriers to run old timers day

Hutt Valley Harriers lifetime member Gordon Smith is about to turn 90.

An old timers day indeed as Hutt Valley Harriers tie-in celebrations with a life member's 90th.

Hutt goalie facing one last battle

Eastern Hutt goalkeeper Leonie Broome is battling cancer but still played a major role helping Eastern Hutt win the Premier Two title.

The Eastern Hutt Hockey Club is holding a fund-raiser for Leonie Broome this Saturday.

Wright steps hold promise of more time on stage

Hutt Valley Irish dancer Charlotte Wright wants more time in the River Dance spotlight.

She'll resume her final year of study for a communications degree at Massey University.

Tell your tales of Petone

The Hall of Memories will open at the Petone Settlers Museum in March..

The Petone Settlers' Museum wants to record people's anecdotes fromf the harbourside community.

Trials champ revving up enduro scene

Wainuiomata’s Jake Whitaker, on a Husqvarna TE250, turned his moto trials skills into enduro racing success at the inaugural Moonshine Run Hard event.

Jake Whitaker's trials skills helped him blitz the field at the recent Moonshine Run Hard Enduro.

Piri tale coaches kids to dream big

Kicking off kids' dreams: the front cover of Jared Bell's picture book for children, Piri's Big All Black Dream.

Kick off your own dreams into reality - just as Piri Weepu did.

Waipesi hailed for lifting opportunities

Handing out books at a gather of Waipesi, (Wainuiomata Pacific Education Success Initiative) were Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard (centre) and  Labour's community sector spokeswoman Poto Williams and youngsters Lucia Faapusa (on Trevor's knee), Jackson Whiu, Dominic Volkner and Levi Kahui-Puhia.

A programme opening up education opportunities for Pacific Island children is being hailed as a success.

Mum's lunch enterprise has NZ mission

Renee Ailao, centre, of the children's lunch-making business Kids' Food, showed Local Government Minister Paul Bennett and Hutt list MP Chris Bishop around her Wainuiomata operation last week.

Renee Ailao makes school lunches for 300 kids a day.  She'd like to be doing it for 10,000.

Lasers aimed at planes

A green laser beam similar to the ones aimed at planes flying over the Hutt Valley.

Green laser beams are being aimed at planes passing over the Hutt Valley.

Playhouse delivered on teens' path to work

Excited Petone Kindergarten kids explore the new playhouse built for them by WelTec?s Trades Academy carpentry students including, from left, Jesse Tooala, Teufolau Feki and David Thompson.

A tiny house for pint-sized clients but teenagers from WelTec’s Trades Academy walked tall on Wednesday.

Infant deaths prompt hui

Caregivers' smoking and bed sharing are two risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Caregivers must keep vigilant to curb the growing number of infants suffering sudden deaths.

StudyLink worker stole $61,000

Hutt Valley District Courthouse

A StudyLink worker stole student financial support payments to fund his gambling addiction.

Sweet spin-offs from school's hives

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This Honey Bee is checking out a Red Hot Poker flower for nectar and honey on the Oreti Plains

Epuni Primary pupils are buzzing about a new outdoor education opportunity.

Dai's Eastbourne gig sells out

Comedian Dai Henwood will do a stand-up show at Brew'd in Eastbourne on September 3.

Dai Henwood's return to the Hutt Valley stomping ground of his early years has proved a success.

Black Dog cabaret no downer

The late Robbie Tripe.

Wellington's theatrical community will gather on Sunday to remember and celebrate to life of actor Robbie Tripe.

Taita centre keeps Walter Nash name

The upgraded and expanded Walter Nash Centre is set to open in October.

It was inevitable that one group of submitters was going to leave Monday night's extraordinary Hutt City Council meeting unhappy.

PM launches post site revamp

Prime Minister John Key presses the ominous big red button, with Acting Hutt Mayor David Bassett looking on.

A retail and office development on a prime Petone site will involve hundreds of jobs.

BATS work sparks electrical kudos

Reopening of Bats Theatre in late 2014 following new earthquake-strengthening on Kent Tce. General manager Cherie Jacobson in the new Green Room featuring make up lights-the first make up lights they've ever had.

A Hutt Valley-based company sparked the interest of judges for the Master Electricians Excellence Awards for 2015.

Plumber captures man's confession gallery video

Wellington plumber Hillary Stowers confronts an alleged thief.

A plumber hunted down an alleged thief and captured his ''confession'' on video.

Abuse survivor's autobiography to help others

Childhood sex abuse survivor Christina Gillmore in Wellington.

An abuse survivor needs help publishing her autobiography.

Key admires Aussies' health insurance model

Rebecca Shepherd from Econoheat, left, and Adila Bejema from Aspeq, right, were keen for photos with Prime Minister John Key after his speech.  List MP Chris Bishop was happy to do the honours.

Prime Minister John Key does not favour tax breaks for those with private health insurance.

Police seek person of interest with Naenae arson

Police want to speak with this man in relation to a fire in Naenae in the early hours of August 18.

Police want to speak to this man in relation to an early-morning arson in Naenae.

Mail gives way to retail in Petone

What was once the Te Puni mail centre is about to be revamped into mixed use.

Changes are underway at the old Te Puni mail distribution centre in Petone.

Super-sizing arts ideas

Dowse Director Courtney Johnston is to visit American museums and galleries to see what ideas they have that she could adapt for the Lower Hutt art museum.

Dowse director expects to gather a lot of ideas from three-week tour of galleries and museums in the USA.

Popular Hutt footballer passes

Trevor Coad’s fifty-three year football career started with a kick around.

You shall go to the ball

Girls limbo at the Winter Wonderland Princess Ball 2015.

Naenae boxers show grit in the ring

Keegan O'Kane-Jones, 18, from the Naenane Boxing Academy, holds the Most Scientific Boxer trophy from the weekend champs.

Saturday's Wellington boxing championship bout was just the workout Keegan O'Kane-Jones needed on the eve of the Youth Commonwealth Games.

Early growls about fenced dog park

Becks Entwhistle is fine with her 4-month-old Pitbull cross Poppy on the eastern end of Petone beach but if a new policy is passed, dogs will be banned from nearby McEwan Park.

Lower Hutt is proposing adding more dog exercise areas but adding restrictions in others.

Divided on Taita centre name - student survey

Students who carried out a survey on the perferred name for the new Taita community centre included Aimee Woodall and, from left, Ben Guillonta, Kian McHardy and Josh Boyd.

A classroom of year 10 students at Taita College who delved into the Walter Nash/Te Mako name debate learned lessons about surveying, statistics, and culture.

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