Upper Hutt Leader
Who needs ''middle men'' dictating how a project runs? If you have the idea, the gumption and the friends to help, just get on with it.
A new Upper Hutt railway station will open early in 2016 and cost $3.5 million.
Two Upper Hutt council-owned community buildings serving as the homes of the Citizens Advice Bureau and Read Write Plus are earthquake risks.
A holiday park has become the last port of call for families trying to avoid homelessness in Upper Hutt.
An online petition calling for improvements to the run down and outdated Maidstone Max Skatepark has attracted more than 100 supporters.
New army trucks costing a combined $135 million are too heavy for New Zealand roads when bearing a full load.
The sale of bushland near the entrance to Upper Hutt should not go ahead, residents have told the city council.
Upper Hutt residents will face a rates rise of about 3.15 per cent for the coming financial year.
A Silverstream resident fighting to stop the sale of Duncraig St parkland said the city council had been poor in its communication on the proposal.
It's back to the future at Pinehaven School this Friday, with a 1950s theme as pupils and teachers mark the school's 60th birthday.
Upper Hutt council has threatened to withdraw $1 million in funding for the upgrade of the city's main train station.
If water meters are ever introduced to Upper Hutt, resident will only have themselves to blame, says a council officer.
One Wellington library is lending out not just books, magazines, dvds and cds, but ukuleles.
Asbestos was removed from one of two buildings set for demolition outside Rimutaka Prison last week.
Contractors have started work demolishing 28 state homes in Trentham.
Protest helmet's journey to Canada and back
A helmet lost while policing the Springbok tour protest wound up in Canada, but is now back in Wellington.
One in ten calls to the Housing New Zealand 0800 number are going unanswered.
Former workers at the Ascot Cinema have received some of the wages they are owed.
An Upper Hutt man who says synthetic cannabis made his housemates act like "zombies" has welcomed a government crackdown on the drugs.
An economic "game-changer" is needed for Upper Hutt and the city council's planned $4 million development package is about encouraging this, mayor Wayne Guppy says.
Long lost letters from an uncle who flew with Bomber Command are the inspiration behind a book for young adults.
Len Cook has one of the more unusual Anzac Day stories.
The ducks are all in a row for Upper Hutt's inaugural duck race for charity.
The $4 million city spend on economic development is supported by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, chief executive Mark Futter said.
It's only one letter, but it's likely to inflame passions on both sides of the Remutaka hill.
Inside Rimutaka's care for elderly and disabled
A high dependency unit for the elderly and disabled at Rimutaka Prison is to expand at the end of this year. Selina Powell pays a visit.
A reporting glitch is to blame for a drop in the number of crimes solved at Upper Hutt Police Station, police say.
The proposed sale of 25 "parcels" of council-owned land has been questioned.
A total rates rise above five per cent is planned for Upper Hutt residents.
Tips from one of New Zealand's top BMX coaches will help the 29 riders from the Hutt Valley Thunderbolts heading to the 2014 BMX NZ Nationals in Tauranga over Easter.
Buying a coffee at Awaken Cafe will also give you a warm feeling that you're helping the community.
The heritage-listed Upper Hutt Blockhouse is to be earthquake strengthened.
Approval for new housing on industrial land in Silverstream is on hold until detail on how its contaminated soil will be removed is provided to the city council.
High profile car dealership King Toyota is in receivership, with creditors owed an estimated $5 million.
A focus on working with justice and community groups to prevent crime helped police lower the Hutt Valley's reported crime rate by more than 10 per cent last year.
The regional council is looking at cutting fares on off-peak bus and rail services by 25 per cent, and investigating building public transport costs into the ticket price for major sport and cultural events.
Regional Public Health has hailed rejection of a proposed new bottle store in central Upper Hutt as a win for the community.
The intersection between River Rd and Whakatiki St has been named the riskiest in the Wellington region.
There will be a touch of the old and the new at Upper Hutt Fire Brigade centenary celebrations this Saturday.
Ron Powell, the Age Concern co- ordinator for the Hutt Valley, has, arguably, the best of problems.
Police say there is little evidence to back up Upper Hutt dog theft claims.
Modest improvements to the viewing area and land at the summit of Rimutaka Hill Rd are continuing to take place.
Just over $1 million is to be set aside to replace Upper Hutt's dilapidated railway station in the new financial year.
A flotilla of thousands of ducks will float down the Hutt River from Moonshine on Sunday, April 27.
The centenary of Upper Hutt's worst tragedy is to be be officially remembered later this month.
A $4 million spend on improving Upper Hutt's poor-performing economy is the stand-out initiative in the city council's plan for the next financial year.
Mother and daughter Nikki and Jordan Shearer are thriving on the pressure-cooker show MasterChef New Zealand.
The first phase of development in a plan that will see an Upper Hutt retirement village double in size is to begin next month.
COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt Leader
Construction of a long anticipated new chapel and crematorium at Akatarawa Cemetery will begin shortly and is expected to take 16 weeks.
With plenty of ups and downs behind them, Diamond wedding couple Colin and Maureen Gibbs say they're glad to be in good enough health to enjoy more adventures to come.