Upper Hutt Leader

Upper Hutt team joins beach cricket hit-out

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Three generations of an Upper Hutt family will be hitting the stumps this weekend as they compete in a beach cricket competition on Petone Beach.

Raffling off destruction

Wildcats, Young Guns offer smashing prize

Raffle winners this week will find themselves behind the wheel in Te Marua's demolition derby.

Club kills covered eight-rink plan

Bowls Upper Hutt no longer plans to build an enclosed roof over an eight-rink playing green on Exchange St.

A truck-load of fitness

Manuel Dalton brings the gym to you

Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime workouts go on the road.

Big rigs roll for show and great cause

Greg Perkins shrugs off the many hours he has put into organising the Great Wellington Truck and Transport Show.

Businesses weigh in on super-city

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Surveys show Wellington region's businesses are generally in favour of changing local government.

Bike barriers on trail

Council addition blocks national cycleway

Regional council has added barriers to the Hutt River trail - now a part of the national cycleway network.

Medieval mayhem hits town

Wellingtonians are heading back to medieval times for some jousting and armoured combat.

WWII code-breaking role revealed

Jeanne Sampson's code-breaking work at Bletchley Park during World War II was a secret for 30 years.

Karapoti Classic race a wheely interesting ride

A new exhibition in Upper Hutt shows the history behind one of the country's premier mountain biking events.

Paramedic son helps save his father's life

Steve Marshall saved his dad's life with CPR in the back of an ambulance racing to hospital.

The mighty Morris minor

The love of the famous Morris Minor car is an enduring and lifelong thing.

Curtains up for Upper Hutt cinema

A newly refitted movie theatre will open in Upper Hutt, more than a year after the Ascot Cinema closed.

Upper Hutt rail station upgrade under way

Work has started on replacement of the Upper Hutt railway station.

Pete's Dragon flies in to Upper Hutt

Hollywood has been in Upper Hutt for initial shooting for of Disney production Pete's Dragon.

Yank tanks on track to thrill

Trentham race course will humming with the sounds of different horses this weekend.

Kiwi hunts down 79,000 likes

When Ben Tumata set up a Facebook page to share a passion for hunting, he never expected almost 80,000 followers.

Driven to restore Daimlers

An obsession with old British cars lead to an Upper Hutt man restoring two Daimler saloons.

Back in the saddle

Knights and knaves, the time hath cometh for ye to assemble yonder at Harcourt Park, for 'tis the season for jousting.

MPI's new state-of-the-art lab

A $65-million laboratory for the Ministry for Primary Industries is under construction in Upper Hutt.

Armed intruders break into care facility

Armed offenders allegedly threatened night staff and stole drugs at a care home for people living with disabilities.

Upper Hutt visitor's mobile home stolen

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Phillip Freeman's question for sharp-eyed locals is: ''Have you seen my home?  It was stolen on Monday.''

Men feeling pinch go without power

Salvation Army says more single men are going without power and hot water to make ends meet.

Walk-in health clinic on the books

A Hutt Valley medical centre is planning "walk in" clinics.

River plans to be revised from scratch

An eight-year process to define river flood hazard areas in Upper Hutt will start again.

Cycling for a better life

Biking to the top of Blue Mountains Rd in Upper Hutt was an overwhelming experience for Rawiri Nathan.

Fantail sculpture to welcome visitors to Upper Hutt

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A giant fantail sculpture will be placed on State Highway 2 as a welcome sign to Upper Hutt.

Council orders review of Mangaroa flood maps

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A process to define Mangaroa River flood hazard areas on Upper Hutt's District Plan that has already taken eight years will start again.

Living the sweet life - Upper Hutt's bee man

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Ivan Pedersen steals for a living.

Top cop to target thefts

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Hutt Valley's new top policeman plans to target burglaries and car thefts in the valley.

Cycle path gets $4.2m funding

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More than $4.2 million will be spent on cycle and walking paths in Upper Hutt.

$10m to protect Upper Hutt from flooding

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Wellington regional council has released plans for a $10m flood protection project for Upper Hutt.

Recalling inkwells and blackboards

Upper Hutt School 150th

One of Wellington's oldest schools is celebrating 150 years of educating young minds.

Forestry firm branches out

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Forestry company IFS Growth has chosen Upper Hutt at its North Island base.

Wellpack workers' jobs to go

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Rumour became reality for 40 workers at the Wellpack packaging company in Wallaceville last week.

Stockcars gearing up

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Back in the day, the Wellington Wildcats dominated stockcar racing nationally - and they may do so again.

B Block bites the dust

Classroom crashes down for new rec area

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Upper Hutt College's original two-storey Nelson Block classroom buildings come crashing down.

Upper Hutt workers worst paid i

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Upper Hutt workers are among the lowest paid in the country, according to a quarterly survey by TradeMe Jobs.

Concern over Hutt River stopbank

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The Hutt River stopbank design has been queried by a NIWA scientist who says it could mean more floods.

Council borrows $10m

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Loans of more than $10 million have been approved for Upper Hutt City Council this financial year.

Foodstuffs HQ to stay put for now

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Foodstuffs has backtracked on a decision to move from it's Silverstream headquarters in mid-2015.

Drive-in on course for summer

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Wellington's only drive-in cinema is gearing up for a busy summer ahead.

Hutt Hospital refers privacy breach to police

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A breach of privacy by a patient in Hutt Hospital's emergency department has been referred to police.

Wallet thefts anger Upper Hutt supermarket bosses, shoppers

Wallet thefts anger Upper Hutt supermarket bosses, shoppers

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An Upper Hutt businessman is calling for a community meeting on petty crime after two purses and a handbag were stolen at Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt in the space of a week.

Rimutaka candidates hold forth

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Abortion, the minimum wage, state housing and even a line from House of Cards got an airing at Rimutaka's final candidates' meeting.

New learning curve for College

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Heretaunga students will be offered themed courses, like "Maths in Hospitality" from next year.

$3.5m for new train station

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A new Upper Hutt railway station will open early in 2016 and cost $3.5 million.

Shaky buildings usable

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Two Upper Hutt council-owned community buildings serving as the homes of the Citizens Advice Bureau and Read Write Plus are earthquake risks.

Holiday park last resort for homeless families

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A holiday park has become the last port of call for families trying to avoid homelessness in Upper Hutt.

Skatepark petition wins supporters

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An online petition calling for improvements to the run down and outdated Maidstone Max Skatepark has attracted more than 100 supporters.

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