Hutt City Council discuss Naenae Pool and impact on community at extraordinary Council meeting

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Matangi Train on new inaugural fare paying run – Footage

Well, it arrives. The new Matangi train is not an urban myth, as footage below shows it on its first run ex Wellington 9.00am. Only two carriages, as was also expected.

Didn’t get onboard, but had a sneak peak inside from the outside. Got to laugh wondered why the door didn’t open, you need to press the button, modern.

Hutt Radio: Update on their broadcast schedule

Well its good to see Hutt Radio progressing so well since my last update in January.

The current lineup.

The BBC WORLD SERVICE is streamed whenever the programme is not “live and local”

Here’s the current schedule of local broadcasts:

Monday-to-Friday 10 am to noon: TEN TO TWELVE
Monday-to-Saturday 12 to 1 (or 2) pm: Kai Time/ music
Monday 7-to-9 pm: SOCCER + CRAIG & COMPANY
Wednesday 7-to-9: Wednesday Night Edition (live chat)
Wednesday 9-to-11 pm: JAZZ-Lite + BIG BANDS Doco
Thursday and Saturday 4-to-6 pm: Music & Local Info
Saturday 10-to-noon: TODAY In The HUTT REGION
Saturday 12-to-6 pm: Three Music-based Programmes

Sunday 11 am-to-5 pm: Music, Humour, Folk, Country
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39 live hours per week. 15 studio personnel.
About 20 regular contributors per fortnight!

Lower Hutt: Second Scrub fire in two weeks

A small fire started in the eastern hills around 5pm today in the area between Naenae and Fairfield the closest houses being around Summit Road. It started near a water reservoir about 1/2 km up the fire break.
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The small fire was quickly contained by emergency services and the fire was out by 6.30pm.

This follows the more substantial fire two weeks ago in Wingate and the large one in Titahi Bay last week.

Thanks to Steve for footage below

Wingate: Scrub Fire

Emergency services arrived at the blaze just after 2.30pm above Pick-A-Part Wingate.

The fire while initially small increased in size as a strong breeze picked up from the south. The Eastern Hutt Road, Peterkin Street and Cambridge Terrace were closed as the fire increased.

Wingate bridge was also closed.

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A helicopter from Helipro and eight fire appliances were at the scene fighting the blaze.

By 7.30pm the fire is still been attended to.

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No houses were being threatened by the flames.

A large crowd watched throughout the afternoon.

Thanks to Megan Leith for Photos

More comprehensive coverage here from Hutt Valley Fire Police Unit

Naenae: Friday Car crash update

The police say the driver of a car that crashed into a house in Naenae on Friday night was just 16 years old and had only a learner’s licence.

Two men were hurt, one seriously, and three passengers fled the scene after their vehicle failed to take a corner and ploughed into a brick house in the suburb of Naenae.

Mary Boyle was alone in the house at the time when she heard tyres screeching, and a huge crash. It felt like an earthquake, she says, but luckily she was unharmed.

She says her granddaughter Caitlin, aged five, sometimes stays in the room where the car hit, but was not there at the time.

The police are waiting for the results of a blood alcohol test before deciding whether to lay charges against the driver.

The house was structurally damaged.

via NZ Police