Latest Upper Hutt Stories

2008-08-13 15:00:29

By BURGESS, Dave CAPITAL and Coast District Health Board may have to spend up to $4 million on a new reservoir. The cash-strapped board is compelled to find the money because Wellington Hospital's emergency water supply would run out after two days if a disaster struck.

2008-07-01 15:00:32

By PATTERSON, Colin A GROUP of Upper Hutt intermediate school pupils are recreating on stage one of New Zealand's worst maritime tragedies. The interisland ferry Wahine hit rocks and sank near the entrance to Wellington Harbour on April 10, 1968. Fifty-three passengers and crew died.

Word of the Day
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'