Hutt News

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 ...

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

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.

Wellington mall's free car wash video

A huge leak hits a car parked undercover at Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall.

Queensgate says huge leaks pouring onto cars in its roofed car park is what should happen in heavy rain.

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.

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

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.

Brothers' art for hospice

Artists Mike and Richard Ponder are raising funds for Te Omanga Hospice.

The Ponder brothers' art has already raised more than $140,000 for hospices across the country.

Quake book a hit

Claudia Disney enjoyed getting feedback on her first book, The Friendly Earthquake Giant, from the kids at Shine ...

Kids mistake dots for chicken pox.

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."

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.

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

Burlesque a routine in self esteem

MaraThong NZ 1.0 organiser Crystal Mischief says the world of burlesque is not all glitter and sequins.

Crystal Mischief came to burlesque for the glitter but stayed for the friendships

Green candidate quits

Susanne Ruthven works alongside Sir Geoffrey Palmer as a human rights lawyer.

The Greens' candidate for Hutt South has announced she will withdraw from race.

Let's back our new hospice

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy is urging locals to support the Te Omanga Hospice. He is with Trentham resident Fred ...

 Hospice to raise $10 million for rebuild.

Cherry red quad bike taken

Hutt Valley Riding for the Disabled administration manager Bronwyn Hussy is disappointed the organisation's quad bike ...

"If someone wants to give it back to us, they can do it anonymously"

'Lavish' meal stuffs ratepayers

Councillor Campbell Barry, who also umpires senior cricket, has been the subject of several code of conduct complaints. ...

Hutt councillors rack up big legal bills on petty spats, including one over a roast chicken buffet.

Purrs and pats on the menu

Ken and Richelle Okada with their cat Ton. The couple's dream of opening the Wellington region's first cat cafe is one ...

Lovers of coffee, cakes and cats rejoice as momentum starts to build for Wellington's first cat cafe.

NtrailZ carves out success

Volunteers, from left,  Matt Noon,  Rob Willis, Kelvin Mawley, Brendan Kovacc and Grant Nisbett.  The bike track making ...

Mountain bike track makers supreme winners of the Upper Hutt Community Awards.

Saving lives through detection

Pertronic Industries managing director David Percy with one of the fire detection systems that alert people in ...

Whether at work, out shopping, or relaxing in a hotel, David Percy has got you covered.

Chip shop scoops national prize

Husband and wife Anthony Cho and Jian Huan Zhou with a serving of the award-winning So Fine Seafoods' fish and chips.

Lower Hutt's So Fine Seafoods wins award for the best chip shop in NZ.

Nettles lure butterflies

Red admiral butterflies are not as common as they once were.

Conservationists are helping red admiral butterflies by planting what many consider to be a weed.

Morgan's TOP guy in Hutt South

Richard Warwick was paralysed down one side of his body at age 16, but overcame that to take on the New York Marathon ...

Richard Warwick has overcome a paralysing brain bleed, now wants to be a politician.

From party girl to bishop

Eleanor Sanderson began her journey to becoming a bishop 21 years ago in a West Coast pub.

Wellington's first female bishop wants to find Sally King, the woman who introduced her to Jesus.

Earthquake repairs for Hutt building

Tenants of 22 Daly St have been advised to move out of the earthquake prone building.

Lower Hutt building declared earthquake prone.

Dancer snags 18 awards at local competition

Gabrielle Cabauatan, 11, with the impressive haul of silverware she won at the Hutt Valley Performing Arts Competitions.

Promising young dancer needed help carrying all her awards back to the family car.

Documentary an intimate tribute

Gwen Isaac during filming with her 2-month-old daughter, Hope. "She cost me a lot of money in sound mixing with her ...

A Lower Hutt documentary maker is having her "labour or love" debut at the New Zealand International Film Festival this week.

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