Kelson School students can boast of selling their first paintings.
ANNA BRADLEY-SMITH - Hutt NewsTwo-legged artworks filled the Dowse Art Museum over the weekend, when human bodies became canvasses and were transformed into breathing masterpieces.
Craft beer brewing has returned to the Hutt Valley, with Baylands ramping up production in Petone.
Terraced houses, similar to those in TV's Coronation St, could be a feature of Lower Hutt in the future.
Hutt South candidates talks about the biggest issues facing locals, and what they would do about them. Here are their responses:
Nearly 400 cases of children in the Hutt Valley who have stopped attending school have been investigated.
Plenty of people can only dream of their first home, but 18-year-old Gabriella Williment has built hers, and it's on wheels.
Ngata lectures bound to inspire, says Wainui's Aunty Parae
If you want to be inspired, then catch this year's 31st anniversary Ngata Memorial Lecture at Te Papa on Friday.
Approval for a new $30m rest home in Wainuiomata could finally get the green light with cheaper land prices.
A Lower Hutt used-car salesman who turned a quick buck off a solo mum with a brain injury has been pressured into coughing up a fair price.
A man who says he is a famous Indian astrologer is denying accusations that he tries to spring large additional prayer fees on clients at the end of their consultation.
A Lower Hutt retirement village is facing closure due to dwindling resident numbers.
Lower Hutt Foodbank is calling for funds to help with rent.
A container truck smashing smashing a store canopy is the latest incident driving Jackson St retailers to demand actionl.
A dog owner is angry with plans to triple dog registration fees if they are not paid by the end of the month.
There are plans to turn the former BNZ building in Lower Hutt's High St into a multi-story apartment block.
New Zealand's eco fashion week, NZ Eco Fashion Exposed, opened in Lower Hutt last night with an intimate Buyers & Media event, showcasing looks from a selection of NZ and international eco designers.
Book, film and music lovers owe Hutt City Libraries a collective total of almost $68,000 in overdue fines.
Hutt City Council is moving to tighten rules around cars for sale being parked on local roads.
City-owned land next to Maidstone Park in Upper Hutt will be sold for housing.
Hutt City Council has agreed on two areas where legal synthetic drugs can be sold.
Hutt City has declined to work with other councils in the region on a system to share information and technology.
Hutt City Council has confirmed a $5 million revamp of Avalon Park.
Brewers, publicans and restaurateurs are raising a glass to the establishment of the Petone ale trail.
Some of the most deprived areas of Lower Hutt are to get a $43 million boost.
NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt NewsFraser Park was the big winner in Hutt City Council's annual plan, with $6m set aside for developing the ground.
Trevor Mallard defends moa de-extinction idea, despite his leader saying the "moa is not a goer".
Gamblers stuffed more than $8 million into Hutt Valley pokie machines in just three months and addiction services are warning some of it may have been stolen from their elderly parents.
Like England in the FIFA World Cup, the Petone Arena always looked unlikely to go very far and city councillors last week gave it the red card.
A Lower Hutt man says he had "the most emotional weekend of my life" being welcomed to the small French village where his great-uncle gave his life, to protect it from the Nazis.
The single biggest fine handed out by the Hutt Valley District Court since it opened last year was $105,000 for misleading a social welfare officer, records show.
The Petone Arena appears to be a dead duck but the campaign to save at least one of the city's historic civic halls may yet fly.
A group of six Timberlea state houses may be sold to first home buyers.
An Eastbourne woman is inviting travellers to tuck into exotic foods and experiences in Peru, while helping out local firms with a social or ecological conscience.
A teenage driver who died after crashing a stolen car in the Hutt Valley was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.
A stunning Wainuiomata day made the inaugural King of the Hill memorable.
The Petone arena and Hutt civic halls dominate the 1800 submissions made to Hutt City Council's annual plan.
When Beatles drummer Ringo Starr faced a traditional Maori welcome at Wellington airport 50 years ago, he joked: "We come in peace!"
Naenae Olympic Pool will be closed for the next four weeks at least after tiles cracked and lifted off the main pool.
Did Housing New Zealand learn nothing from the Pomare experience?
Work is under way on the biggest construction project Petone has seen in decades.
Police have arrested a man who led them on a three-hour high-speed chase then fled the scene of a crash.
A driver has fled from a crash that closed both State Highway 2 lanes northbound through the Hutt Valley.
Safety ruled over convenience in the Petone Community Board's decision to back reducing the speed limit on Seaview Rd to 50kmh.
International tertiary students statistically outweigh their domestic peers when it comes to cheating, as some struggle to adapt to Kiwi classrooms.
Hutt City councillors have voted unanimously to petition against the forced creation of super cities.
Residents have swamped Hutt City Council with feedback on its 2014-15 spending plans.
An emergency department nurse is hoping his ground breaking research will help people better understand concussion.
Kittens go island hopping
It's a long way from Kelson to the Chatham Islands but that is the journey two kittens will be making today.
In its latest move to block the proposed creation of one council to cover all of Wellington, Hutt City councillors have voted unanimously to petition against forced creation of super-cities.