Upper Hutt Leader
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.
SELINA POWELL - Upper Hutt LeaderThe 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.
Just over $1 million is to be set aside to replace Upper Hutt's dilapidated railway station in the new financial year.
Modest improvements to the viewing area and land at the summit of Rimutaka Hill Rd are continuing to take place.
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 LeaderConstruction 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.
More than 375 IRD workers have returned to a a refurbished and strengthened Upper Hutt site.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is investigating a complaint about the underpayment of Upper Hutt cinema workers.
The controversial leasing of Kaitoke's Black Stump building to a social motorcycle club is being touted as a success.
Former Ascot Cinema workers are still waiting to be paid, a month after the cinema closed for a second time.
Families with children at risk of rheumatic fever will move to the top of the Housing New Zealand waiting list.
The Rimutaka and Upper Hutt Rugby clubs have merged to become the Rams.
JIM CHIPP - Hutt NewsPromotors promoters are cool on the idea of 12,000 seat stadium for Petone.
Hutt International Boys' School has welcome a new principal, Mike Hutchins.
More elderly inmates are facing the prospect of spending their last days in New Zealand prisons.
Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy wants improvements made to SH58 rather than building the proposed Tawa link road.
After two near-death experiences and weeks in hospital, Shawn Bates can now be seen fighting fit at the gym.
After sitting empty for five years, the Rimutaka Hill Rd summit will finally get a spruce up.
The practical and speedy assistance of Hutt Valley Gliding Club members was appreciated by a father whose son collapsed at the weekend.
Upper Hutt LeaderPlans for a proposed cleanfill on State Highway 58 have been described as "fundamentally flawed" and a danger to traffic safety.
The curtains have again come down again at Ascot Cinema and staff have been left out of pocket.
COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt LeaderLiz Hutson has long been waiting for a city council review of Upper Hutt's rural area and its future.
Two successful internet entrepreneurs have bought a 121-year-old church in Whitemans Valley.
Brett Keno has exchanged suits and meetings for days spent whittling away stones that are millennia old.
At 80 Neil McCabe has become the country's second-oldest licensed helicopter pilot.
A $5.2 million gymnasium at St Patrick's College Silverstream is set for an April opening.
January and early February is flat hunting season for students and others making a start in a new place and that means scammers are also active.
Up to 700 residential homes are planned for fifty-four hectares of former AgResearch land.
There are no reports of damage to Upper Hutt City Council property following a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Monday.
A rogue model plane has crashed into a high security unit at Rimutaka Prison, prompting concerns cellphone- jamming technology is to blame.
A new machine to help heart attack victims has been installed outside Mitre 10 Mega in Upper Hutt.