Upper Hutt Leader

Upper Hutt singer's personal revelation

Former Upper Hutt singer Maaka Fiso has just released a new single, When I Leave.

Former Upper Hutt man Maaka Fiso draws on personal experience of separation for his latest single.

New honour for city's fallen soldiers

Syd Giles, left, and Wayne Myers from the Upper Hutt Returned and   Services Association.

Upper Hutt's fallen soldiers are to be honoured with a permanent Fields of Remembrance display

Drink up for a good cause

Queen of Jackson bartender Jade Williams pours a Karma Keg pint. There have been 43 Hutt Valley charities and community ...

Fancy paying $30 for a pint of beer? Some Petone punters are more than happy to do so.

Chicken-joint standoff

A man spent more than two hours on the roof of an Upper Hutt chicken restaurant.

A man has been arrested after a rooftop standoff at a chicken restaurant.

Valley skaters step it up for UNICEF

Valley Inline speed skaters in action for UNICEF to The Professionals Recreation Hall on Sunday are Georgia Hurley, ...

Young athletes take part in a global challenge for UNICEF.

Busy footballing life paying off

St Pat's Silverstream football goalkeeper Connor Maxwell has been selected for a national under-17 training squad.

Connor Maxwell is a busy young footballer.

A lifetime of cricket remembered

Keith Smith.

Long time cricket player and official Keith Smith died at Te Omanga Hospice on June 6 after a lengthy illness.

Upper Hutt looks to keep up its standards

Wayne Guppy: ‘‘I’m supportive of it and can really see its worth.’’

Upper Hutt will apply to be one of the city councils included in the first year of a national independent standards system.

Sold: New builds snapped up

Jamie Gillies, left, and Phil Savage at the former CIT site, where 27 houses will be built late this year. All have been ...

Demand for housing in the Wellington region is creating a building boom for Upper Hutt.

Two people you never want to meet

You don't want to end up on mortuary technician Simone Hall's slab. She tells of the grisly reality of working with ...

One cleans up crashes, the other cleans up bodies - and neither wants to see you in their place of work.

Netballer now making mark in sevens

Kaden,11,Gerrard,3, Falaniko,5, Gene Solia-Gibb and Luke Gibb, holding one year-old Isaia. Saturday is always a big day ...

Gene Solia-Gibb makes remarkable transition to sevens.

Heart drug shortage frustrates pharmacists

Pharmac is unable to say how long a shortage of vital heart medication metoprolol will last for.

A shortage of common heart drug metoprolol looks set to continue, leaving pharmacists worried.

Students work on the front line

College students are taken through a simulated surgery during Work Exposure Day at Wellington Hospital.

The next generation of Maori health professionals recently got to experience first hand what it is like to work on the front line.

Lahars just a 'buzz kill' to young skiers

Massey graduate Leleiga Taito has completed research documenting a disconnect between safety information about lahars ...

.Young skiers are blase or unaware of the risk of mountain lahars.

Colombia refugee off to Geneva

Daniel Gamboa will speak to government officials and NGOs about the importance of empowering young refugees in Geneva.

A Lower Hutt university student is off to a UN conference in Geneva to talk about empowering young refugees.

Sight-impaired runner targets New York

Achilles NZ International volunteer trainer Olivier Lacoua, left, with Maree Carson, a visually impaired runner who will ...

Maree Carson's vision is failing but she intends running her first marathon in New York in September.

Reins pulled on bridleway plan

A mix of road users outside Mangaroa School on  Flux Rd at school pick up time on Thursday afternoon. Photo: COLIN WILLIAMS

Plans to develop a horse trail network in Uppr Hutt's Mangaroa Valley have been reined in.

Winter warmth courtesy of prisoners

Christians Against Poverty representative Gina Sunderland, left, helps unload paper bricks and kindling destined for ...

Upper Hutt families in need will have a warmer winter thanks to Rimutaka Prisoners.

Finance Minister warns homeowners too stretched

Bill English worries there are too many mortgage holders out there relying on pay increases to offset interest rate rises.

Finance Minister Bill English is worried about the number of mortgage holders ill-prepared for interest rate rises.

Lifesaver at funeral chapels

Gavin Murphy of Gee & Hickton Funeral Service with the heart defibrilator installed at the Lower Hutt chapel.

They're in the business of death, but that doesn't stop funeral directors wanting to save lives too.

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.

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