Upper Hutt Leader

Keeping it in the family

Upper Hutt business-owning family: (back) Marc Walker, Lee Walker, Kevin Pepperell and (front) Krystle Walker.

In Upper Hutt, the Walker family are a proud bunch. Just like the Pepperells before them. And the Browns before that.

Chris Laidlaw new GWRC chairman

The new chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Chris Laidlaw.

Greater Wellington Regional Council has elected Chris Laidlaw as its new chair.

Search on for biting dog's owner

An Upper Hutt mother suffered teeth puncture wounds to her hand as she tried to rescue her dog.

Quick Sticks' floorball up-sized

Maidstone Intermediate's Rory Brattle (left) left and Liam Abel in floorball action.

Intermediate and college teams battled for floorball titles on a full-sized rink in Upper Hutt.

Elvis now lives in Melbourne

:Jason Payne of Auckland competing in Elvis Down Under.

Melbourne performer Marcus Jackson has won this year’s Elvis Down Under competition.

Improvements on Akatarawa Rd safety underway

Downer foreman Allan Seto  on site at the  $1.9 million road-widening project in the Akatarawa Valley.

More than $1.9 million of safety improvements to Akatarawa Rd are underway.

One night only - art, music and food

140114 Hutt News.  The Dowse art museum.

Jump on a free bus and visit Wellington, Porirua and the Hutt Valley galleries.

Upper Hutt’s most devout Presley follower: Cathy Finau

Cathy Finau, Upper Hutt's most ardent Elvis fan.

Almost four decades after the King died Cathy Finau is still a ardent Elvis Presley disciple.

Baby bumps and fixing the world

Brooke Fraser.

For singer Brooke Fraser touring late in pregnancy presented a different set of problems and opportunities.

Hutt Valley scoops regional Rockquest

SWIM, from left, bassist Logan Wood, lead singer Harrison Pratt, and drummer Simon Buxton are all grins after being named best band.

Young Hutt Valley musicians have scooped almost every major award at the regional Rockquest finals.

CCTV censored in Lower Hutt

Hutt Valley CCTV volunteer coordinator Doug Bent checks the screens inside Lower Hutt Police Station.

Crime-spotting cameras once at the heart of concerns about illegal prying into Lower Hutt bedrooms have been censored.

Elderly man left homeless by teen

Hutt Valley District Court crest.

An elderly man has been left homeless after an Upper Hutt teenager wrecked his house bus.

Panhead goes to Portland

Panhead's Mike Neilson is heading to Portland for the Oregon Brewers Festival in July.

Panhead, only two years old, is a Gold Awards finalist and heading to the Oregon Brewers Festival.

Cyclocross brings it home

The start of the B-grade race in cyclocross at Moonshine Park, Upper Hutt.

Cyclocross is continuing to grow with the second leg of the Huttcross at Moonshine Park on Sunday attracting more than 190 competitors.

CIT campus sold

The former CIT campus in Heretaunga, Upper Hutt.

The former CIT campus in Heretaunga has been sold to a group of private investors headed up by Upper Hutt developer Malcolm Gillies.

Variety the spice of paramedic's life

Paramedic Tony Nicholas, 70, who has notched up more than 40 years' service with Wellington Free Ambulance.

Tony Nicholas has enjoyed a 45-year career driving ambulances, and it's not the end of the road yet.

Huge campus is sold, buyers unknown

Upper Hutt's long-disused CIT campus has finally been sold.

Someone has bought the 18ha CIT campus in Upper Hutt but who?

Fire tanker cover problem hosed down

Ye old faithful - the 1981 tanker at the centre of tankergate.

Fire authorities deny Upper Hutt rural areas are at any risk while a new water tanker is commissioned.

Slim study backs fat budget line

Rimutaka MP Chris Hipkins.

Social bonds tried overseas but not for mental health

Sizzling criticism on BurgerFuel grant rejected

The new BurgerFuel store in Main St has become the meat in the sandwich in debate over the worth of Upper Hutt City Council's economic development incentives.

A "ridiculous example of corporate welfare" or a sound method of boosting employment, confidence and critical mass in Upper Hutt's CBD.

Maidstone top in Hutt Valley netball

Upper Hutt Maidstone United goal shoot Sharyna Te Puia has the  ball and her Naenae opponent under control in Hutt Valley netball's first round title decider. Photo: ANDREW TURNER

Hard earned success came to Upper Hutt Maidstone United on Saturday when they claimed Hutt Valley Netball's Jubilee Cup.

Upgraded Corrections base reopens

Hutt South List MP Chris Bishop, Wellington Community Corrections district manager Sue Abraham, service manager Lisa Currie, Minister of Corrections Sam Lotu-iiga and service manager Anita Andrew pose in the foyer at the refurbished Upper Hutt Community Corrections office down Railway Ave this morning.

A multi-million dollar refurbishment of the Upper Hutt Community Corrections site is complete.

Juror vetting heads online

Upper Hutt barrister Stephen Iorns has created a service to scan potential jury members online activity ahead of selection.

Company set up for the sole purpose of unearthing the digital footprints of prospective jurors.

Crime, benefits 'like a drug': English

Bill English told a Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce lunch that greater sharing of information between Government departments was revealing interesting facts.

Government data reveals most prisoners join sickness benefit, and their children fall through the cracks.

Firefighters gather for 75th anniversary

Sokes Valley's volunteer fire service has fought fires for 75 years.

The sausage and the bramble

Tess the sausage dog was found four days after going missing in Upper Hutt.

Fire fighters and heat-detecting equipment were brought in to help find a dachshund in distress.

Rams head to the Hardham

Upper Hutt Rams'   flanker Mitchell Markov  battles upfield against MSP.

The long odds of Upper Hutt Rams making the top eight Jubilee Cup disappeared in the Evans Bay gloom on Saturday.

Navy rescuer from Upper Hutt honoured

Royal New Zealand Navy lieutenant Simon Wasley.

A Defence Force operations officer has been recognised for rescuing three people from drowning while patrolling north of Cape Reinga.

Proud bogan wins comedy quest

Upper Hutt comedian Savanna Calton has won the 2015 NZ Raw Comedy Quest.

It turns out Aucklanders love hearing someone take the mickey out of Upper Hutt just as much as Wellingtonians do.

Book fair should be a page-turner

Heretaunga Rotary Club members, from left, Graeme Talbot, Hardy Anderson, Iain Opray, Barry Bailey and Jeanette Bailey with the stacks of books that will be on sale at the annual Bookfest charity sale in Upper Hutt on June 6 and 7.

Heretaunga Rotarian Graeme Talbot is hailing an "unbelievable" response for 21st annual Bookfest.

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