Upper Hutt Leader

Mystery time capsule letter

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy with the letter addressed to Natalie Alice Stevens which was found in a time capsule opened ...

A letter to a young girl was among the contents of a time capsule opened to mark 125 years of woman's suffrage.

Army properties coming into scope

Examples of NZ Defence Force properties near the Trentham Military Camp in Upper Hutt.

It has about 16 rugby fields worth of various property in the area.

Cups for a guilt-free caffeine fix

Cake & Kitchen co-owner Richard Schouten with a reusable coffee cup which will be used in the CupCycling initiative.

Sustainable coffee culture hits Upper Hutt with reusable cup initiative.

Flying in for Kiwi rugby culture video

The rugby players from Trinity College have been based in Upper Hutt for the last six weeks.

A team of Sri Lankan schoolboys on a rugby development programme are dealing it out to local teams.

Full house at Upper Hutt mall

Ganson Group has invested more than $12 million improving the Upper Hutt shopping centre since taking over in 2014.

Empty shops in Upper Hutt's CBD sit in stark contrast to the full house at the city's shopping mall.

Murder most fowl in Upper Hutt

The pair of roosters had lived near Riverstone Terraces for about a year before it was decided they should be moved. The ...

Upset residents are calling for answers after a beloved feral rooster was killed by the council.

Noxious weed control rewarded

Old man's beard produces clusters of white flowers between December and May.

Volunteers honoured as the try to stop the bush being choked by old man's beard.

Centre offers natural birthing

Margaret and David Murphy said they chose to have their second child, Chloe, at the Te Awakairangi Birthing Centre ...

Parent says birthing centre is a good alternative to hospital for mothers expecting a natural birth.

Engineers- NZ needs you

Women make up less than 13 per cent of Engineering New Zealand's membership while Māori make up 5.5 per cent and ...

New Zealand isn't just short of tradies - we need engineers too.

Paedo village could be ruled illegal

The Rimutaka Prison complex is a short walk from nearby schools. The new sex offenders lodgings are on prison grounds ...

Human rights lawyer says paedophile village outside Rimutaka Prison probably illegal.

Paedophile village: Mayor's plea

The Rimutaka Prison complex is a short walk from nearby schools. The new sex offenders lodgings are on prison grounds ...

Upper Hutt's mayor calls for calm after locals learn of housing plan for sex abusers.

Second crash stalls traffic

A crash on SH58, between Porirua and Hutt Valley, caused significant damage to a power line. (File photo)

Significant delays are expected on SH58 after a second crash in the Wellington region causes carnage.

Work starts on quake-prone library

Work to strengthen the earthquake-prone Upper Hutt Central Library began this week. Contractors will drill 15 metres ...

Earthquake strengthening work on Upper Hutt's Central Library has started six months after shutting its doors.

Toddler 'dangling' from car

The incident happened on Queen St, Upper Hutt.

Witnesses called police when they saw a child dangling from the moving car.

Going potty in Upper Hutt

The National Exhibition will feature works such as Mandy Gargiulo's porcelain Sea Anemone.

Despite growing interests in ceramics, it remains underappreciated in New Zealand, a potter says.

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".

Stand-off over popular track ends

The view to the south from Cannon Point.

Access restored to one of Wellington's most popular walking tracks after land owner and local council come to an accord.

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?

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.

Concerns for rare swampland

Forest and Bird Upper Hutt branch chair Graham Bellamy said the Mangaroa Peatland would deserving of preservation and ...

Conservation organisation airs concerns over an area of rare peatland on private property in Upper Hutt.

Combating elderly loneliness video

Des Redican says he would be lost without his morning routine.

90-year-old toy maker Des Redican can go weeks without a sale, but money isn't is motivation.

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.

'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.

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.

Women indecently assaulted

Two women have been indecently assaulted by the same man near Wellington.

Two women have been indecently assaulted by same man near Wellington.

School bus future uncertain

New Zealand Coach Services is run out of Taita in Lower Hutt and recently took over several Hutt Valley routes from NZ Bus.

Cheaper tickets plus not enough passengers could equal no school bus.

Private man's generous gesture

Kimberly Beban, an intensive care paramedic  and her father, Gary, with the second ambulance donated to Wellington Free ...

Ambulance left to the people of the Wellington region by Bevan 'Spike' Jones unveiled in Lower Hutt.

Fresh coffees signal fresh starts

Former inmates will spend six months at the Trade School Kitchen before their progress is assessed. Those deemed ready ...

'Jobs not jails' idea as cafe becomes a stepping stone to reintegration for former inmates.

Kiwi bookworm lives to read another day

Bethany Tyler, 15, is one of Wellington's top five library book  borrowers. She has read 191 book since the start of the ...

For two of Wellington's most prolific readers, reading books is all about being in a bubble.

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