Upper Hutt Leader

Positive attitude because of mum

Genevieve McLachlan receiving her Member NZ Order of Merit from new Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at an October 19 ...

Genevieve McLachlan has been named a finalist in the Entrepreneur Award category at the 2016 Attitude Awards.

Wellington holiday trains limited

Maintenance being carried out over Labour Weekend will see many train services replaced by buses on all four of ...

All four Wellington train lines to undergo maintenance work over Labour Weekend.

Hapkido big in Upper Hutt

Grandmaster Scott Seo, left,  demonstrates a self-defence technique on Upper Hutt’s Jon-Luke Harvey.

The Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy recently held the martial art's first Oceania Cup.

Prisoners go green at Rimutaka

Greening up at Rimutaka Prison.

Horticulture studies harvest rewards at Rimutaka Prison.

Back to the future for Upper Hutt

Getting into the swing of the 1960s on Upper Hutt's Main St are Reid Perkins, Sarah Garnham, Mike Thomson, and Jane Comben.

It's back to the 1960s as Upper Hutt remembers its past in celebrating the now

Mary and the Museum

Netherlands' Liesette Bruinsma and Mary Fisher in  celebration after a swimming event at Rio.

Paralympian Mary Fisher adds voice to Wellington Museum's accessibility ambitions

A half century for Fergusson Intermediate

Former Fergusson Intermediate pupils and present day staffers Nathan Russell, Fiona Derham and John Steere share the ...

Fergusson Intermediate, like its home city of Upper Hutt, is celebrating a first 50 years.

Hutt fireworks to go off

The Upper Hutt Fireworks Fantastic at Trentham Memorial Park will go ahead this year after funding was secured .

Upper Hutt Rotary Club has been granted the funding so their annual fireworks can go off.

Car park break-ins blunder

Panelbeater Keith Graham's Eastern Hutt Panel and Paint shop is over the road from Taita Station. He routinely has  to ...

Thefts from cars at a Lower Hutt station lead to an embarrassing slip by council officials.

Local schools get the sun smarts

Sun Smart and happy: Silverstream school's George Lilly, left, Mia Rowan,Tristan Slee and Moahuia Goza.

Being sun smart the thing to learn at school;

Swain dives into water quality

Changing track: Wellington regional councillor Paul Swain.

Regional council transport leader is looking for fresh challenges and a new portfolio.

Life of Jock McEwen

Jock McEwen working on a carving at Takapuwahia Marae, 1948.

Biography charts life of "bridge builder" between Maori and Pakeha.

Wellys from the Hutt

They're known as the Wellys, but maybe they should be renamed the Huttys.

Forty years in the game

Silverpine netball going strong 40 years on, tartan and all.

Silverpine netball has

More than just a coffee

Claire Matheson owns Co-Ed and Little Cafe in Lower Hutt and plans to open a sign language cafe in Christchurch.

Wellington cafe owners train deaf staff to run the business, and plan to open a sign language cafe in Christchurch.

Ivan as busy as on bee removal

Te Marua beekeeper Ivan Pedersen

Bee whisperer ready to remove unwanted guests

Fireworks need funding to go off

The Upper Hutt Fireworks Fantastic at Trentham Memorial Park is in danger  of being a fizzer because of a funding shortfall.

If a grant falls through, fireworks won't explode in Upper Hutt.

Wainuiomata joins adult colouring-in craze

Come colour-in with Elle Abel's Wainuiomata adult colouring-in group.

With a new group starting in Wainuiomata, there are three adult colouring-in groups in the Hutt. 

Hutt tech speeds up Wall St

Lower Hutt-based firms Qamcom Research & Technology NZ (QRTNZ) and Aviat Networks have created a fast communication ...

Technology created in Wellington is being used to speed up global financial markets.

Lego love displayed

James Reid of Hastings won "Most Impressive Display" for this 1948 Maserati 4CLT.

The Brickcon 2016 Lego Exhibition should increase a local group's membership.

How will new RVs affect market prices?

Upper Hutt property will continue to rise as long as supply remains tight and low interest rates fuel demand.

What impact will new rateable value figures have on how much Lower Hutt houses sell for?

RVs increase by 19 per cent

The latest rateable valuations for Upper Hutt City show a 19 per cent increase in the average house value over three ...

Congratulations Upper Hutt homeowners- your properties are now worth about 19 per cent more than they were three years ago.

Fat Freddy's Drop in on film

Composer / musician Iain Gordon reated a contemporary soundtrack for a film about New Zealand's experience of WWI.

Fat Freddy's Drop's keyboardist has created a soundtrack for a WWI film.

Historical houses opened up

The Upper Hutt Blockhouse in McHardie St, which was built because of fears during the Maori Land Wars, will be open to ...

Three historical houses will be open to the public.

Guppy retains Upper Hutt mayoralty

After a tough couple of weeks Upper Hutt's Wayne Guppy finally has something to smile about.

Upper Hutt's Wayne Guppy romps home with a big majority.

Carson and Connelly on the recycling warpath

New Upper Hutt city councillors Chris Carson, left, and Ros Connelly.

City's rubbish policy set on a recycling spin

More golds for Edwards

Chelsey Edwards continues to impress at a national level.

Chelsey Edwards continues to make a splash at a national level.

Local and Lorde-funded Fuel the Need gets going

Lorde gave the charity $20,000 in July.

Fuel the Need delivers for Upper Hutt school's most wanting

Too close to call in Hutt ward election

Hutt City mayor Ray Wallace had something to smile about after being re-elected.

Mayors retain their seats, but some big names lose out in Lower Hutt.

Youth Award dedicated to friend

Rachael Rickard of Taita dedicated her Hutt City Youth Award for Embracing Diversity to her friend Te Awhiahua Toko.

Rachael Rickard has been rewarded for organising a memorial to a stabbed friend.

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