Nature gives fantasy a shake


COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt Leader

The real earth, if not the Middle-earth, played a strong hand in the launching of The Gloaming exhibition.

Re-run for Live at Six

Live at Six

JIM CHIPP - Upper Hutt Leader

Audiences and critics have begun to sit up and take notice of Wellington script writer and film maker Dean Hewison's work but it has taken time.

Students celebrate Pasifika


HANNAH MCKEE - Upper Hutt Leader

Pupils from Upper Hutt and Heretaunga colleges will join in a celebration of Pasifika culture next week.

First shot at a short film

Chelsie Preston-Crayford

Chelsie Preston Crayford imposed the discipline of a very tight deadline on herself for her first short film, Right Here, Right Now.

It's Shakespeare like you've never seen it before

Upper Hutt Leader

A two-hour condensed version of 37 Shakespearean plays is the Heretaunga Players' latest production.

Celebration of poetry

Upper Hutt Leader

The number of entries in the 13th annual Upper Hutt Poetry Competition has been good organisers say but has been extended till Monday, August 5, to take advantage of an extra weekend.

Prizes for brass band


Upper Hutt Leader

The Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Brass Band showed off its talents last week at the New Zealand Brass Band Champs in New Plymouth.

Cheerleaders proving athleticism


SELINA POWELL - Upper Hutt Leader

If there's one thing that grinds Roxy Langeveldt's gears, it's people who think her sport is about short skirts and smiles.

Think heritage

Upper Hutt Leader

The Wellington Heritage Promotion Council is again organising Heritage Month for September.

Popular club finds bigger home

Upper Hutt Leader

Increased interest in spinning and weaving has led to the local club finding a larger home.

Feline fanciers return

Upper Hutt Leader

A royal theme comes to the popular cat show at St Patrick's College, Silverstream this Saturday, July 20.

Great rugby photographs on show


COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt Leader

Rugby and art went hand in hand at the opening of Peter Bush's Hard on the Heels photography exhibition at the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre on Thursday.

Young musicians on a song quest



Hutt International Boys' School keyboardist Vikas Shenoy was the big local winner at the Wellington final of Smokefreerockquest in the Opera House on Friday night.

Short tale a design winner


Hutt International Boys' School students took top honours in the national Shakespeare festival in Wellington late last month.

Beware heavy metal

Upper Hutt Leader

Jenimal at Large brings another night of metal to the Rimutaka Tavern this Saturday, July 13.

Invitation to visit National Portrait Gallery

Upper Hutt Leader

Following the success of the recent riverside walk to Stonestead, resident Paul Lambert has organised a visit to the National Portrait Gallery (10 minutes' walk from Wellington Railway Station) to check out an exhibition with Upper Hutt and Valley connections.

In praise of Neruda


Upper Hutt Leader

Nobel Literature Prize 1971 winner Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is the focus of Poems from the South at Upper Hutt Library on Saturday from midday till 1pm.

Sound of strings at lunch


Upper Hutt Leader

Senior string players from The New Zealand School of Music with international connections and awards to their names will provide a classy classical concert at the Expressions Live! lunchtime series on Tuesday, July 16.

Pink Floyd fans take note


Upper Hutt Leader

Forty years after the release of the iconic album Dark Side Of The Moon, Palmerston North-based seven-piece band Eclipse present their tribute to Pink Floyd at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club on Saturday, July 20.

Salisbury back to quench art-lovers


Upper Hutt Leader

Kate Salisbury's exhibition of portraits has opened at Expressions and is an intimate solo exhibition which complements the Who Am I? exhibition of portraits by New Zealand's best artists.