Upper Hutt Leader

Rural residents petition for better broadband

Sam Porta, right, and Craig Thompson, left, are sick of being in a "technological black hole" so presented MP for ...

 Te Marua residents are frustrated with their slow internet.

Prize for emotional embroidery piece

Rosalia Lyons with her prizewinning needle work.

An embroidery piece to thank a teacher has had its own rewards.

Dancer's feet run over

Upper Hutt tap dancer Gracie Hearfield, 12, wearing protective shoes after her feet were run over by a driver who did ...

Driver fractures schoolgirl's toe - and doesn't get out to check on her.

Hutt drug tester off to paralympics

Daniel Mulholland will be New Zealand's only Doping Control Officer at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Upper Hutt investigator to contribute to a drug free Paralympics

Stone statue pops up

The sculpture Mau Moana was moved on to the site next to Noel Leeming on Friday.

The first of several stone statues for Upper Hutt's shopping area has arrived.

Mary Berrington's warmth remembered

Mary Berrington, who went missing on July 19.

Upper Hutt community comes together to remember woman who went missing in July.

Old and the new square off in city mayoral race

Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy is keen for a  sixth term in the city's top job.

Voters will have the choice of an experienced incumbent in Wayne Guppy or the fresh approach of Alan Jefferies for the city mayoralty.

Gas blast at Upper Hutt home

None of the five people inside the home at the time of the blast were injured.

A leaky gas bottle exploded, blowing out windows on both sides of the house.

Historical bridge immortalised

Ann Devlin, left, and Jean Parnell from the Upper Hutt Embroidery Guild Inc were some of the ladies that created a a ...

The Upper Hutt Embroidery Guild Inc have recorded history in stitches.

Defibrillator database first step

Gareth Jenkin founder of AED Locations an online database with about 6000 New Zealand AEDs listed.

Founder of AED database asks business to take their defibrillators out of the cupboard.

Beams laid for Haywards bridge

The interchange is expected to be completed in June 2017.

First concrete bridge beams laid for $43 million Haywards interchange in Hutt Valley.

A one in two chance for UH council hopefuls

Wayne Guppy

Upper Hutt will have a contested mayoralty.

Concert for Daffodil Day

Lyn Tunnicliffe and her friends, including Mark Southon, will sing at a concert that is a fundraiser for Daffodil Day, ...

The sound of rock music will be coming from the Cossie Club as part of a Daffodil Day fundraiser. 

Semi-final thriller goes Maidstone's way

Naenae Collegian's goal shoot Tiara Tane, left, and Upper Hutt Maidstone United's Louise Wharakura in a battle for ...

Upper Hutt Maidstone United have fast tracked to Hutt Valley netball's premier Grand Final.

Abigail gets the national nod

Abigail Evans, 16, has been selected for New Zealand at the World Rollersports Championships in Italy

Abigail Evans is Italy bound with the New Zealand Roller Sports team.

Bringing back the ukulele

Justin Reed, left, gives some ukulele tips to Michael Jones.

Ukulele evangelist Justin Reed is gaining converts.

Riverside city of the future?

An impression of what a promenade could look like alongside the Hutt River once flood protection works are completed.

A promenade and terraces along the Lower Hutt riverbank could arise after flood protection

Still no sight of missing woman

Mary Berrington has been missing for almost a month.

Mary Berrington vanished a month ago. "We don't want my mum to be forgotten," says daughter.

Rabbitt gives council a miss

Dean Rabbitt, an Upper Hutt city councillor since 2007, is not standing for a fourth term.

Dean Rabbitt votes no an another council term

Dumped rubbish to leads to culprits

Rubbish bags dumped in a stream on Moonshine Rd, Upper Hutt.

Trash it may be, it tells its own story, too.

An $80,000 local chopper

Paul Bassett spent hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars finishing off his custom bike, based on a 1973 ...

Like motorbikes? Have a spare $80,000?

Greyhounds make a new friend

Syrus will be one of the the greyhounds taking a stroll alongside the Hutt River.

Do you think of greyhounds as "cuddlemonsters"?

Book sings praise of music

Peter Hall's book, Reggie's Trombone, details his and his father's passion for music.

Get to the Cossie Club on August 14 to see a book, celebrating music, launched.

History unearthed at Trentham

Kevin Bird receives a piece of family history from Trentham Camp Commandant Major Toni Duffield.

A WWII-era enscripted piece of timber discovered in a building at Trentham Military Camp has been handed to the descendants of the scribe.

Guppy to seek mayoralty again

Wayne Guppy is looking for a fifth term as mayor of Upper Hutt City Council

Aged care's cuisine king

Elderslea Rest Home chef Rodney Phillips in award wining action.

Upper Hutt chef wins Senior Lifestyle Cuisine national competition.

City unemployed miss out on Govt funding

Mike Ryan, Upper Hutt City Council community services director

City misses out on Govt funding for unemployed

Bag designer loves challenges

Creating the design for re-usable cloth bags has had one unexpected side effect for Pip McKay.

Mud and glory for riders

Wainuiomata's Brendon Sharratt in off-bike action during the the cyclo-cross elite men's race at the nationals in Upper ...

Mud and maybe glory was the order of the day for cyclocross riders at the nationals on Saturday in Upper Hutt.

HOBM get Hardham Cup consolation

The Hutt Old Boys Marist rugby premiers are happy Hardham Cup winners in the Friday evening cold.

A venue switch to HOBM's home ground helped in the local derby for the Hardham Cup.

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