Well next Saturday 5 December the Christmas Spectacular will be held at Fraser Park. It has moved from Avalon Park this year, as Fraser Park provides better viewing and security.
Remember no Christmas Parade this year, so this is the only chance to get to a family orientated event to celebrate Christmas as a community.
The non-alcoholic event is being organised by Hutt Impact and has a variety of acts culminating in a fireworks display between 9.30pm and 10pm.
Not to be a Grinch but I’m away next weekend, the dogs in the kennel, so looking forward to readers contributions if you attend.
A serious car accident occurred last night involving three cars at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Fairway Drive, Avalon. Six people were taken to hospital, one serious.
Emergency services attended the crash which occurred about 7pm. As a result of the accident the Kennedy Good Bridge remained closed till about 10pm, as the Police conducted an accident investigation.
Police are also seeking witnesses to the accident. Please call Detective Sergeant Steve Harwood at the Lower Hutt police station on 560-2674, if you can help.
Police have found a car stolen in an Avalon home invasion and aggravated robbery on Saturday morning.
The blue BMW was recovered in Lower Hutt, two days after four men forced their way into and took the vehicle’s keys from occupants of a house on Charleston Avenue, Avalon.
Police appealed for anyone who had seen the BMW, registration ZX9069, on the roads over the past few days to contact them.
Police still are not ruling out the robbers were the same ones who staged a home invasion last Wednesday, in Stokes Valley in which a man was shot in the leg and a woman repeatedly bashed with a shotgun butt.
Police have urged Hutt Valley residents to be security conscious, telling them to lock their doors and report any suspicious behaviour following these two attacks.
Early this morning saw the second home invasion in the Hutt Valley. Whilst not on the level of the Stokes Valley attack it is rather worrying that the nature of these attacks is increasing. Two things spring to mind economic hardship and drugs
Three people, including an elderly woman, were upset, but physically unharmed, after four men forced their way into their Lower Hutt home early today.
Lower Hutt police said the woman, in her nineties, and another adult couple were awoken by the four men forcing the front door of the Charleston Avenue, Avalon, home.
“The males made a hasty search before leaving with some property and the victims’ BMW motor vehicle,” said Detective Sergeant Mike Sears of Lower Hutt CIB.
“The victims are obviously very upset, but thankfully received no physical injuries.
“We are still investigating the motive for this crime.”
Police are trying to establish if there are any links between this and the Stokes Valley incident, and need help to locate the four young men.
Keep your eyes out for the stolen car, a blue BMW, registration ZX9069.
More indepth detail in this Herald report has emerged (Sunday) and Police now believe of the posssibility that a gang of assilants is operating in the Hutt Valley.
Taking a bit of a liberty here, but this just in from one of the readers, and I see it as a brilliant piece of camera phone work by a concerned citizen, excluding the fact of the issues that Kieran mentions the expression on Mr Dogs face is priceless, along with his accomplice Mr Cat. This must go down as been caught red pawed. Such a heinous crime.
Saw this funniest thing on my way to work this morning. I was driving along High Street in Avalon, just before the Wingate turn off. On the side of the road by a bus shelter. A cat was sitting on top of a rubbish bin reaching in & the dog was standing on his back legs also reaching into the bin, both pulling bits out. Well I just have to ask. Is it the stray animals that are the problem, or is the council not emptying the rubbish bins enough ?