Upper Hutt Leader

Good-sort still a mystery

The Chaston children, from left, Savannah, 4, Deegan, 2, Dantae, 7, and up front stacking cans from the mystery food box is Logan, 2, with Kirsty Crane and Kevin Chaston.

A mysterious good-sort has been delivering food parcels to families needing a bit of help.

Work and travel made easy

Nathan Rose can travel while he works.

It's never been easier to work when you want, where you want, and one Kiwi is living the dream.

Chasing ghost in post-apocalyptic Wellington

Writer Hamish Clayton, whose second novel, The Pale North, is set in an earthquake-ravaged Wellington.

Hamish Clayton's second novel is a romantic ghost story set against the backdrop of an earthquake-devastated capital city.

Seeking ID for 1928 team?

Winners of Hutt Valley League Championship and Telford Cup, 1928.

Does anybody know what club or school this team represented?

Hutt bridge to be strengthened

Seismic strengthening of the Totraa Park bridge over the Hutt River is underway.

Earthquake strengthening of the Totara Park bridge is under way.

The best steak and cheese pie

Pak N Save Petone owner Leo O'Sullivan and baker Roger Cathro.

New Zealand's best steak and cheese pie has been found in a Petone supermarket.

Women's refuge trials male facilitator

Kokiri Marae Maori Women's Refuge family violence therapist Kerri Donoghue-Cox with budding social worker Barrie Walker.

A support service for abused Maori women is welcoming male facilitators into group sessions.

Teacher discharged without conviction after assaulting teen

Hutt Valley District Court house

A Wellington primary school teacher has avoided an assault charge after lashing out at a girl in a moment of stupidity.

Medal theft disappoints

Service medals taken along with other items during a burglary at a Lower Hutt home in early-June.

The theft of hard-earned service medals from a Lower Hutt home has left the owner feeling bloody disappointed.

Silverstream School gets a distinguished visitor

Year-4 Silverstream School pupil Sophie Nays , and Mesake Simone, year-5, with the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

The Emirates Melbourne Cup paid a visit to Silverstream School on Thursday.

Knocking off salespeople

A Consumer NZ Do Not Knock sign similar to the stickers delivered by Genesis Energy.

Kiwis are sick of salespeople knocking on their door at dinner time, according to energy company research.

Jenny a long-time stand out at the bar

Jenny Edwards at the bar of the private Upper Hutt Club where she has worked 40 years.

After 40 years behind the bar Jenny Edwards knows all about the Upper Hutt Club and how it works.

Second retirement at 89

Daily Freight truck driver Alex Walters, left, drove retiring Mainfreight worker Brian Kelly, 89, to work in his truck everyday for the last six months.

Truck driver Brian Kelly, 89, has retired for the second time.

New Horizons flies into Silverstream astronomer’s view

Retired astronomer Frank Andrews has closely followed the transmissions of images and information of Pluto from the New Horizons space probe.

For one Silverstream astronomer, the New Horizons Pluto probe has revealed a multitude of fascinating insights and plethora of unanswered questions. Story

Hutt: The unhealthy valley

Residents of the Hutt Valley are more likely to have health problems.

Hutt Valley adults are more likely to be smokers, obese, asthmatic or in chronic pain.

Local sides have a premier weekend

Upper Hutt City's Stephen Thomas in goal scoring action.

It was a successful weekend for Upper Hutt’s premier sporting teams in every code,

Child arsonist torches haunted house

Halloween decorations were set on a fire at a property down Stokes Valley Road in Lower Hutt at about 1pm on July 16.

A child arsonist has turned a couple's community haunted house project into a real-life nightmare.

ACC claims up with fitness instructors video

Bigger biceps aren't so much about weight or reps as the tempo of your lifts.

Cowboy fitness instructors helped push ACC claims in Hutt Valley to near 1000 last year.

Retiree saves house with hose video

Halloween decorations were allegedly set on a fire at a property on Stokes Valley Rd.

Firefighter hailed as a hero after saving his neighbour's house from a fire.

Fraser’s frocks on sale for Starship

Brooke Fraser performing at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch.

Brooke Fraser has put three custom-made designer stage gowns from her Brutal Romantic tour up for sale in aid of Starship Hospital.

Inmates complete sentences of different kind

Howard League volunteer tutor Margaret Morgan, 77, outside Rimutaka Prison.

Rimutaka Prison inmates are getting help completing sentences of a different kind.

City money waiting for Mall nod

Changes  to The Mall's ground floor space to accommodate a new Lincraft store are underway. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS

Agreement has yet to be reached on a fund to develop Upper Hutt's CBD.

Young gun shoots for world title

Upper Hutt rifle shooter Grace Reeves who will represent New Zealand at the world champs in America.

Upper Hutt sharp shooter Grace Reeves is in form and ready to take on the world’s best.

'Mumtrepreneurs' take savvy path

As mums and owners of a successful business, Jo Muggeridge, left, and Terri Boote are adept at keeping a number of balls in the air at a time.  Terri is holding her second child, Kassia.

When Jo Muggeridge and Terri Boote had babies a new direction in their careers was born as well. 

Range shoots for improvements

Levin rifle shooter Ryan Taylor has just become the first person in a century to win his appeal against being excluded from the New Zealand Olympic shooting team. Mr Taylor was left out of the NZ team by the NZ Shooting Federation because they believed he would not claim a top 16 spot.

Trentham’s Seddon Range needs $200,000 of improvements ahead of holding the shooting world championships in 2019

Stayed tuned for bellbird visits

221013 NEWS  - Photo:  Supplied / Waikato Times. Bellbird photo by Craig McKenzie

By Shauni James 

Self-medicating cannabis user fined

A bag of cannabis oil capsules and a young cannabis plant.

A cannabis user caught with ziplock bags full of the green was using it to treat anxiety and depression.

Home buyers risk moving in with meth

Cheap initial swab testing of homes often cannot differentiate between whether methamphetamine was smoked or cooked in the property.

Home buyers may be moving in to houses with hidden poisons.

Josh lifts gold in Finland

Stokes Valley resident Josh Tukua has won a gold and a bronze medal at the world powerlifting championships  in Finland.

Stokes Valley resident Josh Tukua has won a gold and a bronze medal at the world powerlifting championships  in Finland.

Head on crash on Fergusson Drive

A car involved in a head-on crash south of Upper Hutt on Fergusson Drive on July 9 is  readied for removal.

A head on crash on Upper Hutt's Fergusson Drive luckily invoved no serious injury.

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