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Posts Tagged ‘ Hutt Valley ’

WATCH: Christmas parade season off to happy start

Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

MP’s, civic leaders, fairies and Santa himself all turned out for Petone’s annual Christmas parade, as ELIJAH HILL reports.



Cats and coffee purrfect combination

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News



Cheers as Council scraps housing plan

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Around 30 Bell park locals attended the council’s Regulatory Committee meeting this week where councillors decided against turning two thirds of the park into housing.



Locals win battle to save Hutt valley park

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

Fears of flooding and community submissions have stopped a proposed housing development in its tracks.



Hutt teenage mums celebrate 20 years of their own school

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Hutt Valley young mums, alumni and staff celebrate 20 years of unique schooling at the Titiro Whakamua teen parent unit. Debbie Whitely, principal and teacher from the very beginning says most schools would wait till their 50th birthday, but Titiro Whakamua is not like other schools. SAPEER MAYRON reports.



PHOTO ESSAY: Growing craft beer culture in Upper Hutt

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Picture story

A set of photos showcasing Upper Hutt’s developing culture around craft beers and their breweries



WATCH: Fat Freddys drop in for free Lower Hutt festival

Jan 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Article

Fat Freddys Drop headline act at Lower Hutt’s Te Rā o te Raukura festival .



New league a boost for girls cricket

Dec 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Taita Central Primary principal ready to hang up the boots

Sep 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

“I feel loved and privileged to have been able to work with 15 cultures each day.”



Kiwis of European ethnicity more likely to live alone, says report

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.



New Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

May 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Wellington and Porirua merger talk has people in three minds

Mar 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Swinging voters could decide the outcome in a merger was put to a vote.



Celebrating 100 years of summer in the Hutt

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News



Education a priority for local league team

Nov 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



Movember moustaches start to sprout

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

THE international Movember fundraising campaign is underway. To support the annual November fundraiser men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. Movember campaign worker, Paul Chynoweth says the Movember campaign has made a huge difference to men’s health awareness.



Pataka exhibition puts the spotlight on a dying art form

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News



Iwi welcome refugees but focus stays on their own

Sep 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

WELLINGTON IWI Te Ati Awa are welcoming news that the government is to take an extra intake of Syrian refugees, but say their main focus is still on their own people. The European humanitarian crisis put pressure on the New Zealand government to play its part and offer refuge to some of the thousands of […]



Cossie Club still thriving after 10 years in new building

Jun 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News

Upper Hutt’s popular Cossie Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday June 13.



Upper Hutt locals use library to post memories online

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News

The Upper Hutt library is using an internet programme to update the city’s history.



International exhibition attracts thousands

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Top Picture

National Geographic’s 50 greatest photos are drawing large crowds to an Upper Hutt gallery.



Community support key to brewing success story

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Latest News, Uncategorized

The Upper Hutt community bands together to help a small business find success.



New theatre company aims to help bring life to Hutt city centre

May 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

NextStage, is using the old Little Theatre as its home and its well known founders have clear aims.



Kōhanga kids right at home in Wainuiomata where it all began

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Student Features

Parents talk about why they choose Kōhanga Reo for their kids, and about the demand for fluent speakers



More homes coming for Hutt, but it may not address the real need

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Hutt Valley residents have the chance on Thursday and Saturday this week to find out about the council’s infill housing proposals. Proponents say it will revitalise a tired inner-city, while others say the type of housing is not what people want. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.



Aussies break NZ hearts in World Cup indoor cricket in Petone

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Hutt Valley Indoor Sports hosts Indoor Cricket World Cup and NZ wants to stop Aussie dominance.



New Wainuiomata rifle range on target with community board vote

Oct 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

A new rifle range at the valley’s old landfill has been backed by the community board.



One in five Kiwi voters cast their ballot in early polling record

Sep 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular

Most Kiwis are voting today, but the Electoral Commission early voting marketing has made a difference. More than 20% or New Zealanders who are eligible to vote had done so by yesterday. JONTY DINE reports.



Wellington voters unimpressed with Conservative comments on poverty

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Conservative candidate Gordon Copeland ruffled feathers with his comments about poverty.



Walker leaving MP life, but she still wants Green valley

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

Holly Walker’s politicking focused on lifting party vote in Hutt South electorate. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.



Chris Bishop reckons he has youth and a positive message on his side

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

National candidate upbeat despite facing practiced campaigner Trevor Mallard.



Waiting list grows in Hutt Valley as houses remain empty

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

The future of Lower Hutt’s boarded up state houses remains unclear as the debate continues between the city council and Housing NZ.



Hiding breastfeeding in Kiwi culture does not help new mums

Aug 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Breastfeeding mum Lucy says Kiwis should understand how tough it is for new mums.



Hutt Repertory Theatre gets nostalgic for its 70th birthday

Jul 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The Hutt Repertory Theatre members are bringing back one act plays to celebrate.



Lower Hutt residents and landlords are ignoring free insulation

Jul 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Council officers are trying to get the message through about the Warm up New Zealand project offering free home insulation for home owners with eligible tenants. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.



Maori café opens nights as it reaches second birthday

Apr 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, News, Student Features

Open mic nights and live entertainment at Kotuku Cafe add to Waiwhetu’s life.



No hair but Wainuiomata teen has a big heart

Mar 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, Uncategorized

After grieving the loss of a family friend and mentor 15 year old Conan Burt shaved his head for cancer.



Riders saddle up for Special Olympics competition

Mar 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Riding for the Disabled prepare to host event in Upper Hutt for first time.



Campaign begins to win public support for $25m stadium spend

Feb 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

An open letter to residents this week kicks off a drive to win the hearts and minds of Lower Hutt ratepayers.



Stories shared at Museum of City and Sea popular part of exhibition

Jan 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Locals and visitors have written their personal stories for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui exhibition.



Kaibosh aims to save Hutt Valley food from the bin

Nov 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Wellington’s not-for-profit food rescue organisation seeks funding to expand operations.



Porirua shows little concern over super-city

Nov 20th, 2013 | By | Category: News

Super-city doesn’t seem to worry Porirua residents.



New Harbour Ward councillor wants more communication

Nov 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

After her recent induction onto council, new Harbour Ward Councillor Tui Lewis is ready for the challenge.



Halloween house frighteningly popular in the Hutt community.

Nov 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

For the 16th year that the Ludlam family of Stokes Valley has transformed its home.



Lost Maori land could be returned to Te Atiawa after 70 years

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

A Hutt City Council rezoning hearing could result in Te Atiawa iwi getting back a patch of land taken more than 70 years ago, reports HOANI HOTENE.



Future looks less damp for leaky Petone Library

Oct 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Petone Library will be brought into the 21st century with a community hub.



Trentham Racecourse site for region’s first drive-in cinema

Oct 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Pre-sale tickets are moving fast for Wellington region’s first drive-in movie cinema – and they only went on sale yesterday.

LAUREN MANN talks to one of the entrepreneurs behind the summer idea.



A few new names among Hutt City councillors and board members

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

A wrap-up of who has been elected today to serve under re-elected Hutt City Council Mayor Ray Wallace.



Wallace returned to Hutt City mayoralty by a landslide

Oct 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Ray Wallace is thinking ahead to his next term and welcoming ideas of his rivals, reports JENNIFER McILROY.



Stokes Valley business people mostly happy with city council

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Not too many rates gripes from the small-business owners of Stokes Valley.



No voting required this year for Eastbourne, Makara/Ohariu

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Two community boards in the Wellington region are not taking part in this year’s elections.



Lack of concern for local elections a problem, says departing chairman

Oct 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News

Departing chairman of Lower Hutt City’s Western Ward reflects on local body politics.



Waterloo want Wallace as well as more toilets and longer parking

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Small business owners in Waterloo want Ray Wallace to serve another term as Hutt City Mayor. SAM BRODIE reports.



Councillors tell community board to have another look at Seaview speed

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hutt City backs business asking Petone Community Board for reconsider and low speed limit.



Petone residents fighting to keep their medical centre score a win

Sep 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Poor people will suffer, a meeting about the possible closure of a health centre was told.



Petone locals pitch in to replant sand dunes

Sep 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

Hutt City Council provided the plants and shovels, and residents provided the muscle to repair storm damage to Petone beach. HOANI HOTENE reports.



Former Whitireia journalism student wins New Horizons Award

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Liz Wylie worked in many fields before deciding to pursue journalism as a career.



Designer earns her scholarship with ‘tears, sweat and hard work’

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Student Features

A big future in fashion has been predicted for Massey University design student Annelise Moen. JENNIFER MCILROY reports.



Fifty cents goes a long way at St Claudine Thevenet school

Sep 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wainui school pupils run their own fundraiser to get iPads for their classrooms.



Stokes Valley school strives for Maori and Pacific achievement

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Tui Glen school has been implementing changes in response to its ERO report.



Petone patients rally against loss of their clinic

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

A medical centre in Petone has found strong local opposition to the idea of merging with another centre in Pomare. HOANI HOTENE reports.



Stokes Valley pupils on the road to Japan

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

In a couple of weeks’ time, eight pupils from Tui Glen Primary School will be going off to Japan. MIKE METCALFE reports.



Wainuiomata’s quake tales

Aug 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The recent earhquake shoke up the locals of Wainui, but it did nothing to dampen their community spirit.



Young talent to shine at Petone’s Midwinter Carnival

Jul 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Lower Hutt musicians will get to show their talents in dedicated space at Mid-winter Carnival.



Maungaraki readiness check satisfies community leader

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Local association chair Rick Mooney says residents are stocking up kits and water.



Grass is greener for members at Royal Wellington Golf Club

Jul 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Renovations are complete after 22 months construction, including the removal of 4500 pines.



Wellington Polyfest doubles number of schools attending

Jul 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Event moves from Taita College Hall to stadium to fit in 16 schools showing off their Polynesian talent



‘Visionary art’ exhibition makes Daniel happy

Jul 16th, 2013 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

In August Daniel and other artists go on show at ROAR Gallery.



Fernlea School to celebrate 50 years teaching generations of ‘great kids’

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Wainuiomata’s Fernlea School is turning 50 this year, and a big celebration is planned.



Public parks and halls the new gym for group fitness training

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Early morning exercisers have been joining together for ‘boot-camp’s around the Hutt region



A classroom space to be created out of old dental clinic

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Dyer Street School’s old dental clinic building is no longer the ‘murder house’.



Student world cup still $2000 away for young league player

May 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

With work, study and training Bernard Gregorius has no time to set up big fundraising projects.



Celebrating the good old days at the Wainui Rugby Club

May 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Sport

Wainui’s rugby club is celebrating its Old Timers Day this weekend, remembering past achievements.



Cenotaph occupied in protest against state asset sales

May 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Some protesters from the anti-asset sales march on Saturday are now camping out in front of Parliament.



Hutt City residents look forward to smaller rates rise

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Hutt Council says it has listened to its citizens and kept their rates bill low.



Councils cut down on their catering costs – no free lunch

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

In leaner times, councils in the Wellington region are looking to spend less on feeding their councillors.



Cyclists ‘in danger’ from loose gravel thrown up by roadworks

Apr 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Hutt City Council’s road resurfacing has made some hills like ice rinks for cyclists.



Jamming with Anika at the Big Day Dowse

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Thousands turned out for the fun and entertainment at the Big Day Dowse in the Hutt Valley. EMILY LIPSYS checks out the action.



The thrill of the circus comes to entertain at the Dowse

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular

Hutt families enjoy old-fashioned entertainment: jugglers and high-wire with a twist of comedy.