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Projectile left behind after WWII

A munitions storage building at the Belmont Regional Park's magazines.

Anti-aircraft shell found by kids in Belmont Regional Park were common during war-time in Wellington.

Forgotten by police: owner video

One of the vandals was wearing a witch's hat and a mask.

Vandal in mask and witch's hat throws hammer through shop window before trashing the store. The owner has had a gutsful.

Menace to dotterels removed video

Banded dotterels carry the same nationally vulnerable conservation status at the great spotted kiwi and whio, or blue duck.

Volunteers hope the trapping of a weasel might reverse the fortunes of a small dotterel colony on Wellington Harbour.

Riverlink hits bump in the road

Developers Peter Savage and Graeme Cromie had plans to develop 10 and 12 Daly St, Lower Hutt, into medium density ...

Developers are heading for the environment court after the council serves notice it wants three of their riverside properties.

Family-harm event at hospital

Hutt Hospital on High St, Lower Hutt, was in lockdown because of a family harm incident just before 6pm on Tuesday.

Hutt hospital was on lockdown for several hours in Tuesday as a "precautionary measure".

Pitcher dazzles White Sox video

Teenage White Sox batter Pallas Potter hit a home run against Puerto Rico at the world women's softball champs.

The White Sox had a double defeat in Japan despite a big home run by promising teenager Pallas Potter.

Close links between NZ First revealed video

Following reports of close links Between NZ First and Wally Haumaha, the Opposition says Tracey Martin must stand down ...

Revelations of close links with Wally Haumaha lead to call for minister overseeing inquiry to step down.

Pimped-up jackets a stylish mix video

Chris Bishop used tartan to make sure he gets Mayor Ray Wallace's vote in the mayoral section.

A dragon, bear and tartan: pimped-up jackets offer some sartorial elegance for Hutt mayors

Last link to early paper dies

Ted and his wife Wyn Kerr when Ted retired from the Hutt News aged 60 in 1985.

From playing on the factory floor to becoming the general manager, Ted Kerr was proud of his family's paper.

Stoush brewing over native bush

Hutt City Council wants to better protect areas of native bush on private property by including them in its District Plan.

Battle lines drawn in Lower Hutt over council plans to protect biodiversity on private property.

Getting lost in a tape art labyrinth

Tape artists Struan Ashby and Erica Duthie hold up the tools of their trade at one of the tape art workshops held in the ...

A new labyrinth made of tape weaves together tales of the Hutt Valley.

Concerns for vulnerable Hutt kids

Oranga Tamaraki is letting down Hutt Valley children, according to  two family lawyers.

Lawyer says "chronic underfunding" of Oranga Tamariki is putting Hutt Valley kids at risk.

Wellington turns a shade of grey video

The only colour in the Aotea subdivision in Porirua is from the surrounds.

They're joyless and dull. So why have new suburban developments become a sea of grey roofs?

Final chapter for book store video

Graeme Pitcher: "On a good day I make $100. On a Saturday, I make a bit more.but I want say how much."

Graeme Pitcher loves books, but now he's trying to get rid of 36,000 of them.

Days Bay Wharf to be cantilevered video

Sign on Petone Wharf - great place to spend a few hours people, city, sea and dog watching! Photo taken 30 December ...

Hutt City ratepayers face an ever-growing bill to maintain its popular wharves.

Tourism boost for regions

Efforts to attract visitors to the Wellington region seem to be paying off with tourism spend growing dramatically.

Strategies to keep people in the region seem to be paying off.

Job offers for prefab workers video

Placemakers in Porirua plans to take on some former Matrix Homes workers.

Placemakers will take on some workers from failed prefabricated housing company Matrix Homes.

Community awards honour volunteers

TAKA Trust chair Matt Reid was pleased to see the trust's volunteers and partner organisations recognised for their efforts.

A trust that helps young people access things other Kiwi kids take for granted has been recognised.

What's On: Arts, music and entertainment in the Hutt Valley

Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee: Join Boomerang Bags Lower Hutt during Plastic Free July for a sew-in at the library and help ...

Find out what's happening in Upper and Lower Hutt.

Hutt bus strike 'must end' video

Metlink said Wellington buses were running as normal on Monday despite the strike action. (File photo)

Standoff needs to be resolved for commuters' sake, Greater Wellington regional councillor Ken Laban says.

'Stab in guts' for prefab builders video

Matrix Homes managing director Sean Murrie called in the receivers last Wednesday.

Workers who built factory homes for those priced out of market are left blindsided by company's collapse.

School wifi project expands to Hutt

Lazarus Kaia-Pairama, 9, and Sapphire Kiernan, 10, will be among the first students at Rata Street School to be able to ...

Pilot project seeks to level the playing field by supplying low decile school students with internet access.

$37,000 fine for not fixing building

The owners of 307 Jackson St have been fined $37,000 after they failed to meet a deadline to earthquake strengthen their ...

Hutt company fined $37,000 for failing to bring building up to earthquake standard.

Young playwright to open third show

Anna Secker has written, directed and performed in three shows in as many years.

Three plays in three years for a young Hutt Valley playwright - and she has a salami costume to thank.

Fees dropped for higher density housing

Upper Hutt City Council is trying to stimulate higher density housing development in the city by waving consent fees. ...

One city in the Wellington region is trying to encourage higher density housing by scrubbing consent fees.

Etching on aluminium takes $20k prize

Lower Hutt artist Jacqui Colley  has been named winner of the $20,000 Parker Drawing Prize.

Lower Hutt woman Jacqui Colley has claimed the $20,000 Parkin art prize

Plastic fantastic for Hutt recycling business video

Flight Recycling boss Keith Smith (centre) last week asked Labour list MP Ginny Andersen and Associate Environment ...

Lower Hutt recycling firm wants more government support for recycling.

Community project's trees stolen video

Andy Mitchell and Brendan Elks of the Naenae Nature Trust are disappointed by the theft of 15 tree ferns at Waiwhetu ...

Volunteers left frustrated after 15 trees were stolen in two raids inside a week.

Will RiverLink transform the Hutt?

Andrea O'Connell, who oversaw the project to build apartments in the Lower Hutt Post Office, takes in the view towards ...

Lower Hutt's rundown CBD could soon house 2600 people on the back of an ambitious project.

Last-minute rush to open centre

Lower Hutt Deputy Mayor David Bassett is delighted with the city's new $34.2 million town hall and events centre.

Lower Hutt's new town hall and events centre looked more like a work site on Friday.

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