Hutt Valley

Hutt Valley

New city director likes what he sees

Upper Hutt's infrastructure was tested to the hilt in recent storms and, also, in 2015 when the Birchville bridge was ...

Upper Hutt's new operations director is confident the city is in good physical shape and heading for significant growth.

Huia Pool extension opens

Kerrie Ritchie, Lynda Feehan and Michael Walburton try out the new hydrotherapy pool at Huia Pool. They were part of a ...

New $9.3 million hydrotherapy pool gets a workout.

Testing the working waters

Natalie Sisson and Coworking Upper Hutt's early steps:  "This
reduces the burdens of long commutes, increases ...

"Doing business can be lonely and when you collaborate and connect with others it's just so much better."

Sewing up a storm for runway show

Wainuiomata High School students Claudia Groeneweg, left,  17, and Memories Lemaota, 17, show off the inspirations for ...

Hard work in high fashion pays off for Wainuiomata High School students

Car lands in bushes

Shane Williams looks at the scene where his friend drove off the scenic lookout at Wainuiomata hill.

Car crashes through barrier on busy road and lands in bushes above Lower Hutt.

Person trapped in car

The single car crash was on a tricky road, north of Wellington. (File photo)

The driver has been flown to hospital with serious injuries.

Corgis worth a queen's ransom video

Jack and Joyce Luo spent more than $20,000 to bring their beloved welsh corgis Amy and Lucky from Beijing when they ...

Couple shell out $20,000 to bring their beloved dogs to join them in NZ.

Motorists dodge waves as storm hits

A wave breaks over the footpath in Seatoun, Wellington.

Stormy conditions in Wellington are sending waves crashing over roads and disrupting traffic.

Black Sox dad misses out

Trevor Evans missed out on watching son Joel's gold medal winning performance in Canada, after being hit in the head by ...

Hit to the head leaves softball stalwart concussed.

Opera sings for charity

Te Omanga Hospice fund raiser Kirsty Stratford, centre,  with opera singers Emily Mwila and Pasquale Orchard, who play ...

Te Omanga Hospice needs to raise $10 million.

Sorenson likely for another award

Black Sox head coach Mark Sorenson now has five world softball championships gold medals - four as a player and one as a ...

Hutt Valley adds to its softball legacy.

Fighting to save water in winter

Garden sprinklers can only be used three days a week all year round in Upper Hutt.

By sticking to year round, three day a week garden water restrictions Upper Hutt will remain at odds with the rest of the region and with what wellington water wants.

Taxi sideswipe under investigation

Ann Clouston says her car was sideswiped by a Capital Taxis driver in Wellington on Tuesday night.

Couple with young son say driver acknowledged prang, then drove away.

Bright future as LED street lamps light the way

Ratepayers could be saved more than $700,000 if a street light replacement goes ahead this financial year.

Work has begun on the next phase of Upper Hutt's street lamp replacement.

Youth arrests at Upper Hutt party

Five people were arrested and released with warnings as a large teenager party in Upper Hutt got out of control.

Hayes delivers for Black Sox

Pitcher Nik Hayes came of age  as a closer in the Black Sox's world championship win. When not playing softball, he ...

How does softball capitalise on the success of the Black Sox.

Whatever happened to Mary?

Mary Berrington was reported missing from her Upper Hutt home on July 19, 2016.

It's a year to the day since Upper Hutt grandmother Mary Berrington vanished.

Former boxer gets ambo officer fighting fit

Dave ''Brown Buttabean'' Letele gives Phil Padman some exercise pointers.

Ambulance officer starts a healthy lifestyle with help from the "Brown Buttabean".

Wrapping comes off Queensgate

The damaged section of Queensgate Mall is getting a "rigid air barrier", overlaid with steel cladding.

Rebuild plans for mall are still unclear, as damaged section gets a face change.

Selfie with a star a highlight of 48 Hour Film Festival

Members of the Taita Clubhouse get to grips with their camera equipment ahead of the 48 Hour Film Festival set to take ...

It'll be an intense 48 hours for the film crew from Taita Clubhouse but they're up for the challenge

How America's Cup became Wainui's Cup

Paul Croxson won his America's Cup replica after guessing the number of model yachts in a car.

A special replica of the America's Cup has come to light just as the real "Auld Mug" lands back on Kiwi shores.

Helping hand in violent struggle

Main Rd, Wainuiomata, where the incident happened.

"Mystery man" helps police handcuff fleeing driver after offender swings shovel at police officer.

Safety plans for SH58

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Accident blackspot,SH2 and Haywards Hill.
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Median barrier, roundabouts and an 80kmh limit among NZTA proposals.

Residents left to foot it

Maymorn residents take in the scale of the storm damage to their private driveway. "A big pot hole appeared and then ...

The washing away of a culvert on a private driveway has left residents isolated.

Hutt Valley the best in under-13 regional rugby

Hutt Valley under-12 rugby captain Thomas Devery drives into the tackle of a Horowhenua Kapiti opponent in the three-day ...

The best under 12 and under 13 rugby players in the region were in Upper Hutt for a three-day Intra-Provincial Tournament.

Ditch plastic bags this August

Last year's "Bagless August" proved so popular, the council decided to bring it back this year.

Free reusable cloth bags are up for grabs in a bid to reduce plastic waste

Photos and flax weaving in new Dowse exhibition

Visitors look at Fiona Clark's original photos at the opening of her exhibit, Te Iwi o Te Wahi Kore, at the Dowse Art Museum.

Faded photographs and strands of flax are used to celebrate taonga in two new art exhibitions

Car on harbour rocks

A lone seal bobs around near a submerged vehicle at Lowry Bay in November, 2016 near the recent crash (File photo).

Police dogs tracked down teens who allegedly fled from a car, which rolled onto rocks at Wellington Harbour's Lowry Bay.

Winning home run 'a mis-hit' video

Joel Evans says the winning home run was unintentional.

Black Sox grand slam slugging hero chuckles after unintentionally sending ball sailing over fence.

Commuter delays eased

Traffic is heavy northbound on SH2 out of Wellington. (File photo)

Traffic heading from Wellington to Hutt Valley was backed up by crash at Silverstream.

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