Upper Hutt Leader

Fears funding proposal could cause pain

Labour MP Chris Hipkins, with teachers and supporters.

Upper Hutt teachers were protesting a change in funding 

Give it a go, says young female carpenter

Building and construction remains a male dominated industry, but that hasn't stopped Melissa Tofete, an apprentice ...

Carpenters like Melissa Tofete are rare on building sites.

Charity begins in the ring

Dave Attrill, left, and Sam Short in action at the Charity Fight Night in Upper Hutt.

Charity boxers turn it on for Breast Cancer awareness.

Elderslea food in Mint condition

Aged care chef Rodney Phillips on the counter at Mint Cafe at Upper Hutt's Elderslea rest home.

Recognition keeps on coming for aged care chef Rodney Phillips.

Prison scheme recycling bikes back to the community

Rimutaka Prison instructor Aaron Jeffs, left, volunteer Jorge Sandoval and a prisoner in the Community Bike Recycling project

Rimutaka prisoners are on the tools in a community bike recycling scheme.

Pinehaven the final frontier

Pinehaven School's Noah Bennett, left, Hunter Nordin and Liam Kubisch  get to work  making their satellite model.

Pinehaven took on a space-age hue last week with the local school hosting a "Cool Aeronautics" event to grow the awareness of the aviation industry with primary school age children.

Batter Up: The story of HV Softball

Softball royalty Mark Sorenson, Naomi Shaw and Bill Massey. The trio were part of a big group of Hutt Valley stalwarts ...

Batter Up tells the story of 70 years of softball in the Hutt Valley.

Climbing Mt Debt

I have no idea what sort of mortgage we should go for.

What happens when you have pre-approval to borrow more money than you had wanted to spend.

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.

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