Upper Hutt Leader

Taylor makes the cut for national Maori netball team

Heretaunga College's Taylor Green is ready to step up to the next level of netball.

Heretaunga College netballer Taylor Green has been selected in the Aotearoa Maori Secondary Schools side.

MacNee fires up for gruelling tasks again

29042015  Supplied photo.  Upper Hutt firefighter Shayne McNee, who will compete at the National Fire Fighter Combat Challenge in Wellington on May 1.

Firefighters from across New Zealand will be pushed to their ultimate limits on May 1 and 2, and Upper Hutt Fire Brigade's Shayne MacNee will be among them.

Big UH turnout marks Anzac Day

29042015  Anzac dawn parade, Upper Hutt.  Photo: Simon Edwards, Fairfax.  Dawn breaks as the Reveille is played.

A crowd that was perhaps double the size of last year's Upper Hutt Anzac service turned out in the chilly dawn on Saturday to mark the centennial of the Gallipoli landing.

Poppies knitted to adorn battlefield marker

Phyllis Fitzgerald was one of the members of St Mary's Women's Fellowship who knitted Anzac poppies to adorn the battlefield cross of Robert Sefton Adams. Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

A cross that once marked the World War One battlefield grave of a New Zealand soldier became an Anzac centennial focus for parishioners at St Mary's Anglican Church in Silverstream. 

Upper Hutt shines at brass champs

Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Brass Band euphonium player Mark North was named best soloist in B grade at the Wellington Region Brass Band Championships.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

If you were among the thousands of people at Upper Hutt's dawn parade on Anzac Day and thought the band was sounding sharp, you're not alone.

SCL labs for three health boards

Dr Ashley Bloomfield, director of service integration and development for the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Capital and Coast district health boards.

Australian-owned diagnostic health service provider SCLLtd will take over Aotea Laboratories and provide Wellington laboratory services

Boxing on Joll's bucket list

Upper Hutt father, baker and breakfast show host Steve Joll is about to tick a boxing match off his bucket list.

Upper Hutt father, baker and breakfast show host Steve Joll is about to tick a boxing match off his bucket list.

Guppy: sports awards deserve backing

Mountain biker Kim Hurst would have been a favourite for the Upper Hutt Sports Awards.After winning the Karapoti Classic n a record women’s time  and national cyclocross title Hurst claimed the World 24 hour MTB Solo Championship in Scotland.

The cancellation of the Upper Hutt Sports Awards has highlighted  a higher profile event with more community backing is needed if they are to continue, Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy says.

WWI-era events up for awards

Tracing the Footsteps from Trentham exhibition curator Chriss Doherty-McGregor raises in salute the kind of enamel mug soldiers training at Trentham Army Camp might have used, with Expressions director Leanne Wickham.

Anzac-linked exhibition earns Lower Hutt arts centre Expressions a finalist spot in museum awards.

Hutt Hospital bans 'diet' fizz

The Hutt Valley District Health Board is to ban the sale of all fizzy drinks at Hutt Hospital, even 'diet' sodas.

A ban on fizzy drinks at Hutt Hospital will now include 'diet' sodas made with artificial sweeteners.

Pamatatau picked for touch rugby world cup

220415 Sports Photo:Supplied.  Touch football internatonal Connah Pamatatau in age-grade action in Sydney.

Touch footballer Connah Pamatatau is set to take on the world.

Upper Hutt paramedic heads to Gallipoli

Wellington Free Ambulance and former army paramedic Aaron Williams, from Upper Hutt, who is heading to the Gallipoli commemorations in Turkey.

Gallipoli is calling for Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic Aaron Williams, who has spent over 22 years of his life serving on the front line - albeit in different uniforms.

Businesses back 3.2% rates rise for Upper Hutt

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The Mall shopping centre in Upper Hutt.
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Upper Hutt should spend more to get ahead, say business leaders. 

Raffling off destruction

Mitsubishi Mirage ahead of the 2015 Wellington Demolition Derby.

Raffle winners this week will find themselves behind the wheel in Te Marua's demolition derby.

Club kills covered eight-rink plan

Street view: An artist's impression of how the cover over the eight-rink playing green on Exchange St would have looked.

Bowls Upper Hutt no longer plans to build an enclosed roof over an eight-rink playing green on Exchange St.

Trainer brings truck-load of fitness

Exercise bites:  "Make the end of the ropes move and I'll give you $1000!"  Manuel Dalton of Base Fit challenges Angela Denham at his CBD Circuits lunchtime workout session on Friday.

If you can't get to the gym, Manuel Dalton will bring it to you.

Big rigs roll for show and great cause

Greg Perkins, is organising the Great Wellington Truck and Transport Show at Trentham.

Greg Perkins shrugs off the many hours he has put into organising the Great Wellington Truck and Transport Show.

Businesses weigh in on super-city

Wellington super-city logo

Surveys show Wellington region's businesses are generally in favour of changing local government.

Bikes blocked out on river trail

Jane Mehaffey's bike wedged between the cycleway barriers at Silverstream bridge.

Regional council has added barriers to the Hutt River trail - now a part of the national cycleway network.

Medieval mayhem hits town video

Just jousting: Harcourt Park is the venue for 14th century jousting and, for the first time, full contact armoured combat in an action-packed weekend of medieval mayhem.

Wellingtonians are heading back to medieval times for some jousting and armoured combat.

WWII code-breaking role revealed

SPY: Jeanne Sampson worked at Bletchley Park in WW11.

Jeanne Sampson's code-breaking work at Bletchley Park during World War II was a secret for 30 years.

Karapoti Classic race a wheely interesting ride

THEN: The very first Karapoti classic bike race gets underway in 1986.  Photo to be displayed in a new exhibition on Karapoti at Expressions.

A new exhibition in Upper Hutt shows the history behind one of the country's premier mountain biking events.

Paramedic son helps save his father's life

A REAL LIFESAVER: Tony Marshall, 61, with his son Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic Steve Marshall who helped save his dad's life in Upper Hutt by giving him CPR following a cardiac arrest and heart attack a year ago.

Steve Marshall saved his dad's life with CPR in the back of an ambulance racing to hospital.

The mighty Morris minor

DRIVING FORCE: Morris Minor car club members Bill Slater and Steve Rogers with some of the cars that will be on show at Trentham. m

The love of the famous Morris Minor car is an enduring and lifelong thing.

Curtains up for Upper Hutt cinema

Cinema projection

A newly refitted movie theatre will open in Upper Hutt, more than a year after the Ascot Cinema closed.

Upper Hutt rail station upgrade under way

An artist's impression of the new Upper Hutt Railway Station shelters.

Work has started on replacement of the Upper Hutt railway station.

Pete's Dragon flies in to Upper Hutt

Hollywood has been in Upper Hutt for initial shooting for of Disney production Pete's Dragon.

Yank tanks on track to thrill

Vroom vroom: Moonshine Rod and Custom Club members Dean Somerville, Mike Simons and Brian Armstrong with a yellow 1937 Chevrolet sedan, a Harley Davidson Road King and a 1949 Ford F1 truck.

Trentham race course will humming with the sounds of different horses this weekend.

Kiwi hunts down 79,000 likes

GREAT SHOT: Big Game Hunting owner Ben Tumata with a Himalayan tahr he killed.

When Ben Tumata set up a Facebook page to share a passion for hunting, he never expected almost 80,000 followers.

Driven to restore Daimlers

Ian Price, right, and step-son Matthew with Ian's Daimler SP250 (Dart) and Daimler 250.

An obsession with old British cars lead to an Upper Hutt man restoring two Daimler saloons.

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