Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley

Charges for kidnapping accused

Emergency services at the hostage situation at Kings Cres, Lower Hutt on August 17.

Woman charged with kidnapping and threatening to kill after Lower Hutt hostage situation.

Young people challenge candidates

Organiser Ellen Jackman (centre) with Labour's Ginny Andersen and National's Chris Bishop.

Sixty young people turn out to hear from political candidates.

Hutt's roast chicken kerfuffle

On election day Mayor Ray Wallace chose to have his picture taken with local children. Ten months later he is working ...

OPINION: Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace wants a "blended family" working together to benefit the city.

Lamb rustler strikes

Newborn lambs have been stolen from Mangaroa Valley, Upper Hutt. (File photo)

Five stolen lambs, some just days old, won't be being properly fed, owner fears.

Hutt man on the run

Police are seeking to locate Darren Roger Miller, 41, who has a warrant to arrest for breaching bail.

Darren Roger Miller, 41, is on the run from police.

Gun pointed at shop assistant's head

One of the men who robbed the Avalon Mini Mart on High St, Lower Hutt

Mini mart owner on edge after first robbery in 12 years.

Bottles replace biscuits at factory video

Flight Plastics chief executive Keith Smith with a handful of processed PET flakes and a fruit punnet made of recycled ...

A new plastic processing facility means 200 million bottles a year can be turned into recyclable food packaging.

'Grow up' councillors told

Roast chicken has been a source of embarrassment for Lower Hutt councillors after it was revealed they were getting free ...

Efforts to resolve Lower Hutt's free lunches debate descend into farce.

It's alternate days all year round

Upper Hutt deputy mayor John Gwilliam backed the rest of the region.

Summertime watering rules will be the same across the region for the first time.

National knock-out semi next up

Upper Hutt City co-captain Kennedy Bryant in one-on-one action with a Palmerston North Marist opponent in national ...

Upper Hutt City women's team won Capital Football's W-League competition on Saturday with a game in hand.

A little slice of Holland

Mischa van Dijk is the new owner of The Dutch Shop in Petone.

Petone's The Dutch Shop has a new owner who plans to offer more treats to her fellow Dutchies.

Empty dock for sex trial

Indian businessman on trial for indecent assault fails to show up at his court case.

He agreed not to bite or lick a sex worker. Then he did.

Victim and attacker put in same van

A police prisoner transport van introduced in the Nelson region in 2006.

Corrections admits incident, but insists the men were kept separate at all times.

Acting captures kids' imaginations

Lottie Butcher takes kids through simple drama games and encourages them to play  their favourite book characters.

You're never too young to take drama lessons

Drama offers shades of grey

Erin Howell is the bride in Hutt Repertory Theatre's latest play, Secret Bridesmaids' Business.

A new Hutt play offers shades of grey in its characters

Tough club season ends on a high

The Upper Hutt Rams' players  and supporters celebrate Hardham Cup success after the last game of the season, a 71-14 ...

Under 21 colts' win features in Rams' rugby triple title success.

Water bug source a mystery

Mayor Ray Wallace drinks water from the Buick St fountain which has been treated by UV light and is  chemical free.

E.coli bug in the Waiwhetu Aquifer means supply from Waterloo Treatment Plant will be permanently chlorinated.

Rest home boom and bust

Centurion and mad Phoenix fan Eileen Smeaton got a surprise visit from several members of the Phoenix Football team at ...

With a booming retired population, big privately run facilities benefit but smaller places are closing their doors.

Mini Mart robbery

Avalon Mini Mart owner  Pranav Bodalia said the gunpoint robbery was the first in the 12 years he has owned the store.

A shopkeeper had a gun pointed at his head in Lower Hutt, north of Wellington.

National's electric car pledge

Bill English pledges to roll out electric cars

Prime Minister Bill English announces 1 in 3 government vehicles will be electric by 2021.

Police writer keeps it in the pack

Ngati Toa Primary School's Emerald Saundercock gets close with a seven week old puppy at the New Zealand Police Dog ...

Long-serving German Shepherd, Hades, steals the limelight at dog handler's book launch.

Mum gives life for child

Emma Hughes in the Te Omanga Hospice. Hughes chose not to have treatment for her cancer in order to preserve the life of ...

Emma Hughes had to choose between cancer treatment or her unborn baby.

Man on the run from police

Police are seeking to locate Darren Roger Miller, 41, who has a warrant to arrest for breaching bail.

Police in Lower Hutt are looking for Darren Roger Miller, 41.

Smiles in the aisles for Mila video

The trolley, called a Caroline Cart, is one of 110 used in Countdown supermarkets around the country.

"People need to see disabled people for that social awareness."

No answer to contaminated water

Queues at the artesian aquifer in the Lower Hutt suburb of Petone in February after a reservoir tested positive for E ...

Council to spend almost $1m a year to treat Lower Hutt drinking water.

Falcon could kill all the dotterels video

A tiny population of endangered banded dotterel on the Eastbourne beach is facing an unexpected threat from a rare karearea.

A rare native falcon on a Wellington beach would be a happy sight, but for its sinister intentions.

Powder alarm at police station

Six fire trucks were called out to the back of the Lower Hutt police station in Raroa Rd.

Envelope brought into Lower Hutt station found to contain baking powder.

Thieves hit helpers again

Hutt Valley Riding for the Disabled administration manager Bronwyn Hussy in the organisation's Silverstream arena soon ...

Riding for Disabled organisation burgled for second time in just three weeks.

Change on menu after roasting

The backlash over a dispute about roast chicken has resulted in the Hutt City Council abandoning its code of conduct.

Lower Hutt councillors deal with the backlash over code of conduct disputes.

Kiwi among PhD prize finalists

Ryan Schwamm has become the first New Zealander to be nominated for the prestigious Reaxys PhD Prize in chemistry.

Ryan Schwamm has become the first ever New Zealand finalist for the prestigious Reaxys PhD Prize

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