Upper Hutt Leader

Back to back Silver Scrolls

Tom McLeod with the award he received at the Silver Scrolls for his soundtrack to television show Girl vs Boy.

 Lower Hutt composer Tom McLeod has won back to back Silver Scrolls for his work on the television show Girl vs Boy.

NZTA tweaks Haywards interchange for cyclists

Cyclist Tom Halliburton is delighted with design changes to the new Haywards interchange.

It took the intervention of three local MPs to persuade the New Zealand Transport Agency to improve its design of the new Haywards interchange to make it safer for cyclists to pass.

School fire not arson

An electrical fault is believed to have sparked a fierce fire at the woodwork block at Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School.

A faulty switch is believed to have sparked the loss of a Lower Hutt school's wood-working room.

Art out of a can

Street artist Kiran-X features in the exhibition On The Wall: Art At The Push Of A Button, at Upper Hutt's Expressions Gallery.

Street art moves away from the black hoodie dress code and three-in-the-morning starts.

New bridge for Wainuiomata video

Artist's impression of the proposed $820,000 foot and cycle bridge constructed at the summit of Wainuiomata Hill Road.

Pukeatua Bridge has risen over Wainuiomata in Lower Hutt.

Sending soldiers a taste of home

From left, RSA national president Barry Clark, Countdown's Adam Hall and Sergeant Ian Wharemate wait for the next package.

Deployed soldiers will get a taste of home at Christmas thanks to a motley crew of Santa's elves in Upper Hutt.

Writers plot book shop with a difference

Cat Connor and Caro Lankow are opening a non-profit book shop in Upper Hutt, Writer's Plot, Reader's Read.

You probably shouldn't expect to find a single book on the New York Times best seller list at Upper Hutt's latest book shop.

New tricks, and tech, for Life Education's Harold

Andrea Young enjoys teaching using the new interactive body bot.

It seems you can teach an old giraffe new tricks after all - if the overhaul of the Hutt Valley's Life Education Trust classroom is anything to go by.

Pipin' hot at WOW Awards

The Piper of the Lights outfit by Upper Hutt couple Chris and Gary Wilson won the reinvented uniform section at the World of WearableArts Awards.

A modern take on a Scottish kilt took top category honours for an Upper Hutt couple.

NZ history of violence published

War Writing co-editors Harry Ricketts, left, and Gavin McLean.

Harry Ricketts’ and Gavin McLean’s War Writing collection combines fictional and historical works to paint a complete picture.

Dunne predicts bigger role for pharmacies

Peter Dunne addresses a Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Royal Wellington Golf Club.

Peter Dunne says there will be a growing role for pharmacies in monitoring patients.

Mobile police base rolled out video

The new police van weighs-in at about 5000 kilograms, making it light enough to drive on a regular car license.

A new mobile police base rolled out in Upper Hutt will not lead to station closures, says the police commissioner.

Sporty life helps 'long climb' to 100th

Three generations strong, 100-year- old Stewart McKenzie flanked by his son Donal (left) and grandson David Craig.

Stewart McKenzie feels a life working in the outdoors and playing sport are reasons he has racked up 100 years.

Warfarin monitoring funding thins out

Warfarin patients need regular blood tests to check how much medication to take.

Some Hutt Valley patients on the blood thinner warfarin are facing new fees to have their medication checked.

Armed teens may be hunting next target

CCTV footage shows armed men attempting to rob the Jay Store dairy in Wainuiomata on September 22.

Armed teenagers who fled a recent robbery in Lower Hutt may be looking for their next target.

Former prisoners left high and dry

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-liga, left, chats with a Rimutaka Prison inmate at the national launch of a secure online learning project behind bars.

Former prisoners left high and dry in latest rehab budget announcement.

Orca protester to live in bathtub

Lower Hutt's Danielle Daals, 29, is leaving her family for a month to live in a bathtub outside Miami Seaquarium in America.

A Wellington woman plans to live in a bathtub for a month to protest an orca's tight captivity.

Hutt's ice rink takes shape

Jamie Stoller is installing an ice rink in Lower Hutt's Dowse Square.

Lower Hutt ice rink opens this Saturday.

Gun shop considers moving to central city

Upper Hutt Gun Shop owner Wayne Chapman, pictured with dog Jazz, is considering shifting his busienss to central Upper Hutt.

After nearly 30 years based at Montgomery Cresc, the Upper Hutt Gun Shop may make a move to the CBD.

City's schools warn of paedophile

A convicted child sex offender living in Upper Hutt is subject to GPS monitoring by corrections

It's one of the last things any parent wants to read in a letter home from school: there is a paedophile living in your area.

Mum grateful in wake of burglary

Upper Hutt resident Sarah Norfolk.

A mum whose home was ransacked is thankful to those who restocked her cupboards.

Integration drives new medical centre

Doug Fargher and partners are building a new medical centre in Upper Hutt.

A new medical centre in central Upper Hutt will open in December

Burglars steal staging furniture

Burglars have been targeting staged furniture at homes for sale in the Hutt Valley.

Burglars are stealing staging furniture from homes for sale in the Hutt Valley.

The bare Bones of design

Roydon Misseldine's entry was a series of cassette and VHS designs for LA rapper Bones.

Silverstream designer Roydon Misseldine is doing pretty well for a 19-year-old.

Robber with knife demanded cash

Alleged offender from a knife-point robbery at the Z service station, 430 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt at 8.26pm on September 9.

A lone petrol station cashier was left shaken after a man robbed her at knife-point in Upper Hutt.

Rival colleges get in tune

The head students from Upper Hutt and Heretaunga colleges have gotten together to plan a musical showcase. From left Adam Crichton, Tammy Cooper, Sam Pakipaki and Lexie Bond.

They might be fierce rivals, but Upper Hutt and Heretaunga colleges are banding together.

Chandelier deer to his heart

Bryce Banks has made a 45 kilogram antler chandelier in his design technology class.

Bryce Banks would like to think no deer were harmed in the making of his Year 13 design technology project.

HIBS one of few Valley schools to offer Chinese lessons

Hutt International Boys' School principal Mike Hutchins and Chinese teacher Catherine Chen.

Despite a push by government to promote Asian languages, only one Hutt Valley school will offer senior level Chinese next year.

CAA to meet drone operator

Pera Smiler, who was shot dead by police in Upper Hutt.

The Civil Aviation Authority will question a drone operator who filmed the aftermath of a fatal shooting in Upper Hutt.

Police seek drone film of shooting video

Pera Smiler, who was shot dead by police in Upper Hutt.

Footage wanted as evidence as police treat shooting of gunman as a homicide.

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