Lower HuttLower Hutt
, (pop 95,500) also known as Hutt City
, is a New Zealand
city in the lower (southern) valley of the Hutt River
, to the northeast of Wellington
city. It is the ninth-largest city in New Zealand
. The region is popular for outdoor sports, especially mountain biking, hiking, fishing and swimming.
Having absorbed the former Borough of Petone, Lower Hutt strengthened its image as the Wellington region's industrial centre (not just a dormitory suburb). The Waiwhetu Stream has the reputation of surpassing all other New Zealand rivers in pollution and toxicity.
Lower Hutt also encompasses Wainuiomata and the former Boroughs of Eastbourne and Petone.
- Do not confuse with the separate city of Upper Hutt to the north.
- The legal name of the conurbation remains "Lower Hutt" as the name change process is not yet completed, however the city council's name is now "Hutt City Council" (see Lower Hutt City (Name of City Council) Act 1991).
Lower Hutt suburbs include:
- Belmont Domain
- Manor Park
- Stokes Valley