Upper Hutt Leader

Bollards unwanted and ugly

Carolanne Anderton-Smith, a volunteer at the Upper Hutt Hospice  Shop, is unhappy with the new concrete bollards at the ...

Concrete bollards at a Main St pedestrian crossing are a necessary safety measure, the Upper Hutt council says.

Library hours change for the better

Mike Ryan, UH city council community services director

There will be anything but uniform opening times at the Upper Hutt library from early next year.

Long delayed city entrance improvements happening

A view of the $2.4 million improvements to the Upper Hutt railway station/Princes St linkage.

An overhaul of the area between Upper Hutt's railway station and the main shopping centre is to begin.

Fighting like cats and dogs video

Igor, right, and weimaraner pal Ishtar with their owner Hayat Abadeeah. Upper Hutt City Council has deemed the dogs to ...

Neighbours at war as greyhound keeps killing cats that venture into his backyard.

Kick started with scholarships

Some of the Kick Start winners who attended the award ceremony at the Cossie Club.

Upper Hutt's Cossie Club had lots of applications for its scholarships.

A Fisher out of water

Paralympian swimming star Mary Fisher is takng on a new sporting challenge

Swimmer Mary Fisher, the Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder is taki ng of a different sporting challenge..

Christmas bonus for Upper Hutt

Christmas has come early for Upper Hutt retailers.

Small local retailers are making the most of an influx of shoppers from quake-damaged Queensgate Mall.

Creative chaos of catwalk captured

One of Kristin Sinclair's photos which is in the exhibition.

Fashion photographers have captured the creativity and chaos of a catwalk show and the resulting exhibition is exclusive to Upper Hutt.

Star Wars boost for small cinemas

Watch the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which a group of unlikely heroes band together on a ...

Multiplex quake closures force blockbuster fans to look further afield.

Quake Xmas shopping grinch video

21112016 News. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ. Queensgate mall in Lower Hutt was damaged in the Earthquake and is closed to ...

About 70 stores will be shut in Christmas runup as urgent demolition begins.

'They saved my mum'

Sergeant Tania Kingi spoke outside Parliament on Friday about how she was inspired to join the police after watching ...

Policewoman reveals violent family history that led her to join the force.

School haka for cancer survivor

10-year-old Huntar Sammons who has been left paralysed after the chemotherapy he was given corroded his spinal nerves. ...

10-year-old receives a haka and a high-five from his classmates after returning from treatment.

Paddling pool ready

not online

Water storage tanks selling out

Eva Neely with her daughter Mara Neely, 3.

It's the must-have addition to any self-respecting Wellington home - and there's a waiting list.

Shelves on the move

Upper Hutt City Library staff are excited about the plan for  the new Central Library layout.

In January the Upper Hutt Library will be closed for several days so it can be redesigned.

Create cakes for Cyrus

The Trentham School community is holding a cake auction to help Cyrus Taylor and his family.

Get baking and bidding for a good cause

Tables 'sparkle' at new McDonalds

McDonald's Silverstream is the first franchise in Wellington to have a sparkle table.

There will be happy customers eating Happy Meals again at Silverstream McDonalds on Saturday.

App aims to banish 'number one most hated job'

The RIPglobal.com team at the Corporate Wellington 5k run recently.

Small business owners see benefits in cutting back paperwork.

New committee chairs confident

Angela McLeod is eager to help community groups in her role of chairing a council committee for the first time.

There are two new committee chairpersons in the Upper Hutt City Council.

Highway reopens in Hutt after AOS callout

Armed police are attending an incident on SH2 north of Wellington.

Armed police called out to report of violent domestic incident.

Creating camaraderie worth it

The Heretaunga Players are staging  their 200th production - A Fete Worse Than Death.

Support The Heretaunga Players' 200th production.

Lads, dads and ladies welcome to let loose

Last year's Upper Hutt Rotary trolley race proved popular.

Do you want to zoom down a hill in a trolley?

Field trip leads winner to land

Former Upper Hutt resident Michael McCombs has secured a spot in the Regional Final of FMG Young Farmer of the Year ...

A field trip turned a former Upper Hutt townie into a competitive dairy farmer.

Help trust help homeless

As well as giving the Upper Hutt Housing Trust its Maori name, kaumatua Joe Hamiora also presented chairwoman Teresa ...

The churches of Upper Hutt are banding together to help the homeless but need your help as well.

Hutt rattled but not broken

The Days Bay Wharf was one of the few structures in the city to be damaged by the 7.6 shake.

Lower Hutt residents were shaken, rattled and rolled but the biggest earthquake in decades did relatively little damage.

Toys for prison kids

Volunteers from left Tony Jowett, Lou Brooks, Anne Coghlan. Monique Black, Jody Benscoe, Tania Nicholls and Charmaine Young.

Making Christmas a happy occasion for prisoners' kids.

Coles: Wellingtonian of Year

Dane Coles raises the Super Rugby trophy at the Hurricanes victory parade in Wellington in 2016.

Hurricanes captain has another trophy to go with the Super Rugby one.

Prisoners tap plumbing potential

James (named changed) hopes to use his new skills to look for a job, or do further study when he's released.

Rimutaka prisoners qualify for plumbing jobs.

Cyclist hurt tumbling into car

Tour de Whitemans riders head through the valley circuit on Sunday.

A bike rider was seriously injured in the Tour de Whitemans, a charity bike ride in Upper Hutt.

Keep informed on toxic algae

Wellington Regional Council environmental monitoring officer Shyam Morar checking algae levels at the Silverstream ...

Neighbourly to be used to get message out on toxic algae in the Hutt River.

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