Upper Hutt Leader

Bishop v Bishop on 'innovation' funding

Political debates are not new to the Bishop family. National MP Chris Bishop, on the left, and father John Bishop, to ...

$761.4 million was announced in science and innovation funding in the Budget. Is it just corporate welfare, though?

'I'm lucky to be alive'

Nicole Want's bedroom where she sat by her gas heater watching tv moments before the LPG bottle exploded with such ...

Nicole Want had just walked out of the room when she heard a "ka-boom" as the heater exploded.

Shane Victor Hughes wanted for breaching his release conditions

Lower Hutt Police want to locate Shane Victor Hughes, 39.

Police want to locate Shane Victor Hughes.

Leading Upper Hutt environmentalist takes break

After 20 years leading the Upper Hutt branch of Forest & Bird, Dr Barry Wards has stepped down as chairperson. Photo: ...

After 20 years leading the Upper Hutt branch of Forest & Bird, Dr Barry Wards has stepped down as chairperson.

Rose as one for record tally

Hutt International Boys School pupils take part in the 2016 Relay for Life on Wellington's waterfront.  This year, ...

HIBS Relay for Life tally of $116,000 may be a NZ record.

Hit-and-run teen in court

The car involved in a suspected hit and run in Stokes Valley.

Boy, 14, does not deny hitting roadworker in Stokes Valley while fleeing police.

Technology Valley re-branded

Hutt City councillor Chris Milne, left, and National list MP Chris Bishop want the re-branded Technology Valley group to ...

Technology Valley to foster the Hutt Valley's science, manufacturing and research sectors.

The diseases that spoilt summer

Summer might have been a great time for barbecues, but it was also a peak time for people contracting foodborne disease.

Summer just gone came with great weather. It also came with hundreds of cases of notifiable diseases.

Social media sales rip-offs increase

Hutt Valley people are paying for goods on social media sites but getting nothing in return.

Someone every week is getting ripped off on social media in the Hutt Valley.

The man that Jack built

Katie, Adam and their son Jack Ruri at Katie and Adam's graduation from Purdue University in Indiana, USA.

Adam Ruri worked at KFC before a sponsorship took him to a Fortune 100 company.

Long stretch as judicial JPs end

Retiring judicial Justices of the Peace, from left, William Draper and Patrick Crowley, with district court judge Peter ...

Long-standing Hutt Valley judicial JPs farewell bail requests and traffic charges for good.

Seaview firms want car ban by-law

Skid marks streaked across Hutt Park Rd outside Label and Litho in Gracefield.

Businesses sick of bad boy-racers want a ban on alcohol and cars.

Avalon Studios asks council for $150,000

Hamish Yeatman, left, and Dennis Hunter from Cairns film a green screen segment for an Australian Aboriginal cultural ...

Avalon Studios wants a $150,000 upgrade from the council to attract more business.

Driveway lesson hit home

Wellington District Road Police constable Chris Saunders shows an offender serving a community-based sentence the ...

Family-friend of child killed in driveway accident sees personal value in safety expo.

Teen admits causing brain injury

Ethan Tyler Clarke admitted causing injury while driving with excess breath alcohol, after the car he was driving rolled ...

Driver lost control, and car rolled on passenger who was hanging out of window.

Housing NZ to sell land in Trentham

Earthquake testing is carried out on a Ruahine St Housing New Zealand property in 2013.

Housing NZ selling land in Trentham due to perceived lack of demand for social housing in Upper Hutt.

Cinema thieves leave empty handed

Montery Cinema manager Jason Kelman with the till draw thieves found empty after a mid-week break in. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS

A pair of burglars were left empty handed after a rushed break-in of Upper Hutt's Montery Cinemas early on Thursday morning.

Maaka chases musical dream

Former Upper Hutt resident Maaka Fiso has just released a single with the new Maori label Waatea Music.

Upper Hutt singer Maaka Fiso's first single is about following your dreams.

Going barefoot for Cambodian kids

Shoeless NZ founder Katie Boom is walking barefoot from Upper Hutt to Wellington to keep Cambodian children in education.

Woman walking 33 kilometres for Cambodian kids.

Racing legend Bill Wylie farewelled

Trainer and rider Bill Wylie, who died on the Kapiti Coast on May 8.

Consummate horseman Bill Wylie farewelled with trademark informality.

Mobile beauty workshop calls in on Petone

Look Good, Feel Better participants, from left in blue bibs, Margaret Rushbrook, Carolyn Wadsworth, Susan Charleton, ...

A travelling makeover and pampering workshop for women with cancer made a stop in Petone last Friday.

Yellow Fever fan steps up the pace

Matt Weldon-Smith of the Yellow Fever pounds the treadmill at Les Mills Lower Hutt as part of his build-up to run the ...

A high-profile Phoenix fan has given himself another sporting challenge.

Abandoned 'Dear Mother's Recipe Book' sparks search

A hand-written recipe book was abandoned at the War Memorial Library in Lower Hutt's after-hours slot on Mother's Day.

Do you recognise this recipe book?

Big jump in Upper Hutt parking tickets

The latest Upper Hutt City Council figures show 690 parking infringement notices were issued in March - a record for the ...

Record number of parking tickets issued in Upper Hutt.

Special Olympic skier mows through autism

Special Olympic skier Thomas Loftus, 20, from Silverstream in Upper Hutt.

Asperger syndrome won't stop Thomas Loftus from competing against the best.

Disc golfer takes flight to world champs

Jackson Sullivan is right at home with disc golf at Upper Hutt's Harcourt Park. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS

Jackson Sullivan liked the Harcourt Park disc golf course so much he moved from Levin.

Bus re-jig delays Riverstone service

Planned new Riverstone bus services were announced with fanfare earlier this year.  Now the regional council has been ...

Planned changes to the 114 bus route have been put on hold following feedback from the bus operator and the Trentham community.

Police hunt for latest offender to remove GPS anklet

Police want to speak with Teariki Leo John Malloy, 26, for allegedly breaching his home detention conditions.

Police hunt for latest offender to remove GPS anklet.

Home concreting business sunk

The Tino Rangatiratanga flag painted across gates at a residential home used by Greenstone Concrete and Asphalt Limited ...

Man loses long-standing fight to run concreting business in backyard.

Cooling off home for men planned

The idea is that men can be more effective at helping other men change their behaviour, co-ordinator Deb Robinson says.

Lower Hutt home planned for men ordered out by police.

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