Upper Hutt Leader

Wright steps hold promise of more time on stage

Hutt Valley Irish dancer Charlotte Wright wants more time in the River Dance spotlight.

She'll resume her final year of study for a communications degree at Massey University.

Lasers aimed at planes

A green laser beam similar to the ones aimed at planes flying over the Hutt Valley.

Green laser beams are being aimed at planes passing over the Hutt Valley.

Infant deaths prompt hui

Caregivers' smoking and bed sharing are two risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Caregivers must keep vigilant to curb the growing number of infants suffering sudden deaths.

Upper Hutt's fantail statue has landed

The new fantail themed welcome to Upper Hutt sculpture is put into place.

Upper Hutt’s controversial fantail statue at Upper Hutt's southern entrance is taking shape.

Mechanic wrongfully sacked

Auto Super Shoppe Maidstone in Upper Hutt.

The sacking of a local mechanic was linked by his boss to a drop in WoF inspections but it was still ruled unjustified.

Cancer bucket list now all ticked

Upper Hutt woman Leanne Collins has been breast cancer free for three years.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer came as a huge shock for Leanne Collins.

Silverstream IT man is charity heavy hitter

Silverstream IT professional and volunteer firefighter Mike Dawes is a heavy hitter for the mental health awareness charity Key to Life.

Persuading fellow IT professionals into the boxing ring has put Mike Dawes in the running for a national fundraiser award.

Popular Hutt footballer passes

Trevor Coad’s fifty-three year football career started with a kick around.

You shall go to the ball

Girls limbo at the Winter Wonderland Princess Ball 2015.

Lymph node radiotherapy shows promising results

Wellington Hospital head of radio-oncology Dr Carol Johnson.

A trial of more radiotherapy for breast cancer patients has significantly extended the time women remain free of cancer.

Kartsport Wgtn opens its track for a day

Thirteen-year-old Nathan Dahm shows off his wet-weather driving skills Kartsport Wellington' Kaitoke track.

Karting offers seat of the pants racing, thrills and the occasional spill.

Silversmith inspired by Silverstream

Silverstream jeweller Rebecca Fargher enjoys referencing materials that tell stories. Her pieces are often nostalgic works that feature children?s games and material history.

Magpies won't find anything shiny in Rebecca Fargher's jewellery. She goes for the matte look.

City women play their way to top three

Teenager Emily Morison was a standout player with the Upper Hutt City Central league side in 2015

The Upper Hutt City women's football side played their way to a top three Central League finish on Sunday.

Feeding a more balanced view of women's bodies

Mandi Lynn's image depicted the calm strength of Stella Mackey's closeness with her son, Cooper.

When a breastfeeding mum who helped two photographers scoop national awards says, "it's not as easy as it looks", she means it.

Buried cars spark investigation

Phillip Freeman's 1988 Nissan Civillian house bus before it got  stolen and wrecked in Upper Hutt.

Buried stolen cars sparked an environmental investigation in Wellington.

Fair play to ye - re-enacting Munster's defeat of the All Blacks

Shaneel Sidal, Paddy McShane and Hamish Boyle will relive Munster's 1978 triumph over the All Blacks.

The day that Munster beat a grand-slam-winning All Black team will be re-enacted in Wellington.

Theft may explain scattered scripts

Epuni St resident Scott Martin holds up some of the doctors' prescriptions he found scattered outside his Lower Hutt home on August 3.

Package stolen from Lower Hutt pharmacy could link to scripts found on street.

Biscuits spur Riding for Disabled

Gingerbread horses made by Maureen Hewer to suppor the Riding for the Disabled fundraiser.

Horse-shaped gingerbread biscuits could gee-up the financial fortunes of Riding for the Disabled.

Scaife in form for Youth Games

Ryan Scaife will represent New Zealand at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.

Boxer Ryan Scaife beat Jack Seabourne at the Clash of the Tasman ahead of youth games.

What NZGT winner Renee's done next

New Zealand's Got Talent winner Renee Maurice is producing her first musical, Seacliff: Demise of Ward Five.

New Zealand's Got Talent winner Renee Maurice has written a musical.

Unclaimed ashes mount up

Gee and Hickton funeral director Gavin Murphy with some of the uncollected ashes.

Ashes are sitting unclaimed at Hutt Valley funeral homes with some families not ready to let go.

New mums inject Parent Centre energy

Mums on the Upper Hutt Parents Centre committee want their new base to be a child-focused, relaxing and practical space.

New blood on the Upper Hutt Parents Centre committee, and a new home, have given the organisation a new lease of life.

Working together proves no challenge

Heretaunga College students Lorien Ridley, Shayden Lowry, Cassidy Smith and Liam Harrington who were in winning teams at the BP Business Challenge.

Students from Heretaunga and Upper Hutt Colleges got a taste of the commercial world recently when they combined forces in a BP Business Challenge.

Going, going, gone - auction man farewelled

ohn Ward - the auctions he conducted were enjoyable theatre for those in the room.

The gavel has come down on the life of John Ward, auctioneer extraordinaire and Upper Hutt business mainstay.

Hutt brewers fizzing for Beervana

Kereru brewery husband and wife owners Chris Mills and Natasha Dahlberg say their new Imperial Nibs Coconut Porter is "much sought after and tweeted about".

Kereru, Baylands and Panhead will fly the flag for Hutt Valley craft brewers at Beervana this week.

Burglary spree hits Hutt Valley

Police are asking for any information about this man, in connection to a series of burglaries in the Wellington region.

A burglary spree striking business around the region is hitting the Hutt Valley.

Train driver studies law but fails to raise claim

A Matangi train runs up the Melling line from Wellington to Lower Hutt beside State Highway 2.

Wellington train driver studies law but fails to raise dismissal claim

House bus thief seeks army life

Phillip Freeman owned this 1988 seven-metre Nissan Civilian house bus for five years and had done lots of modifications including installing a large metal storage box at the rear for his inflatable boat, and a cycle rack on the front.

A teen who stole a mobile home hopes to follow his victim's footsteps by joining the army.

Back to school at 48

Kristie Bush is a student at Heretaunga College's hospitality school.

At 48-years-old, Kristie Bush is finally going to get some school qualifications.

Wellington: The capital of hangovers

Workers in the Wellington region are the most likely to have gone to work hungover.

Workers in the Wellington region are more likely to show up to work hungover than their counterparts in other major cities.

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