In 1846 conflict arose between settlers and Māori (Hutt Valley Campaign), which led to skirmishes. In 1855 a major earthquake (1855 Wairarapa earthquake) raised part of the lower valley, allowing the reclamation of land from swamp. On New Year’s Day 1859 the first permanent lighthouse to be built in New Zealand was lit at Pencarrow Head, and was home to New Zealand’s only female lighthouse keeper, Mary Jane Bennett, was the inaugural operator of the lighthouse. http: www.heritage.org.nz places places-to-visit wellington-region pencarrow-lighthouse The railway line from central Wellington reached Lower Hutt station (now Western Hutt) in April 1874, with the line travelling north up the west side of the river to Silverstream opening two years later. Before the Second World War, urban settlement in the lower Hutt Valley concentrated mainly on Petone, central Lower Hutt and Eastbourne, with a total population of 30,000. In 1927 the Public Works Department (New Zealand Ministry of Works) completed the construction of a branch railway line to Waterloo on the east side of the river; the route diverging from the main line between Lower Hutt and Petone. Two years later the railway workshops moved from Petone to a new larger site off the new branch at Woburn. In the late 1940s new suburbs of state housing developed along the eastern side of the Hutt Valley, from Waiwhetu to Taita, to alleviate nationwide housing shortages and to cater for the booming population. Between 1946 and 1954, the railway line from Waterloo was extended through these new suburbs to Haywards, becoming the main line in 1954 when the existing main line was closed between Haywards and Melling. By the end of the 1950s, Lower Hutt had a population of 80,000. Government The Hutt City Council is made up of a mayor and twelve councillors. Ray Wallace (Ray Wallace (mayor)) was elected Hutt City mayor (Mayor of Lower Hutt) in 2010, succeeding David Ogden (David Ogden (politician)). The city's six electoral wards (Northern, Western, Central, Eastern, Harbour and Wainuiomata) each elect two councillors. Neighbouring councils are Wellington City Council (adjoining to the north-west), Porirua City Council to the north, Upper Hutt City Council to the north-east and South Wairarapa District Council to the east. The boundaries of the Hutt City local body have evolved from a series of amalgamations and boundary changes over the years. The Hutt County Council was established in 1877 and covered the region from Wellington's south coast up to Waikanae, excluding the Wellington City Council area. As the region grew, urban parts of the Hutt county became autonomous boroughs: Petone in 1888, Lower Hutt in 1891, Eastbourne (Eastbourne, New Zealand) in 1906, Johnsonville (Johnsonville, New Zealand) in 1908, Upper Hutt in 1908, Porirua in 1962 and Kapiti (Kapiti Coast (district), New Zealand) in 1974. In 1941 Lower Hutt became a city. It incorporated Normandale (Normandale, New Zealand) in 1957. In 1987 1989 the New Zealand Government forced local authorities to consolidate, which led to Lower Hutt amalgamating with the adjacent Boroughs of Petone and Eastbourne and with the Wainuiomata District (which had its independence for barely a year), and to the abolition of the Hutt County Council. Geography The city centres on the lower (southern) valley of the Hutt River (Hutt River, New Zealand), to the northeast of Wellington. The valley widens as the river nears its mouth, so the central urban area of the city forms a triangle with its longest side along the shoreline. In the upper reaches of the city the Western and Eastern Hutt Hills become closer, culminating in the Taitā Gorge at the northern end of Lower Hutt, separating the city from neighbouring Upper Hutt. Lower Hutt includes the cluster of small settlements that extend down the eastern coast of Wellington Harbour. These include the two large townships of Wainuiomata (inland) and Eastbourne (Eastbourne, New Zealand) (on the coast). The city also includes a large area of sparsely-populated land to the east of the harbour, extending to Pencarrow Head and into the Rimutaka Ranges. Lower Hutt includes the islands in Wellington Harbour, the largest of which, Matiu Somes Island, is commonly referred to by its former name of Somes Island. Climate Lower Hutt has a humid climate with really hot summers and warm winters with the occasional storm
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studios, and is the largest television studio complex in New Zealand and Australasia. The studios were home to Television One (TV One (New Zealand)) from 1975 to 1980, when it merged with South Pacific Television to form Television New Zealand (TVNZ). After 1989 most of TVNZ's operations moved to Auckland, and the studios were eventually sold off in 2012 to a consortium of Wellington investors.
Research Institutes such as GNS Science and business accelerator Callagahan Innovation Ltd are based in Loewr Hutt along with over 800 research organisations in high-end manufacturing, research and technology. http: huttcity.govt.nz en Our-City Business-in-the-Hutt The suburb of Avalon (Avalon, New Zealand) was home to New Zealand's television industry from 1975 until the late 1980s. The Avalon Television Studios were New Zealand's first purpose-built television
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''' is a great place to wander around. If you've got all day then the walk up to Belmont Trig is very tiring yet enjoyable, with outstanding views in clear weather. *If you want to go on a short walk then you can go from the end of Cornish Street, in Petone, up to the defunct '''Korokoro Dam'''. *'''Petone''', the first colonial settlement in the Wellington area. Visit the early settlers museum and see the Jackson Street walk of fame. Do *The '''Hutt River''' is easily accessible for most of its
'' (whose contributors have included Dr Dimitris Michalopoulos, Dr Tom Sunic , Prof. Alexander Dugin, et al. Bolton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research. (Bolton's 2003 book ''Thinkers of the Right'' was described by Paul Gottfried as one of the best he's read on the inter-war Right. www.takimag.com article opening_the_conservative_mind Francis
in Lower Hutt, Wellington. His father, John Reid (John Richard Reid), also played international cricket for New Zealand. Childhood and early career Born in 1951 in Pahiatua, Nigel Cox grew up in the Wairarapa and Lower Hutt area. He worked in various jobs up until 1977; in the words of his author page on the Victoria University Press website, "His early working life reads like an author trying to find his way: advertising account executive, assembly line worker at Ford, deck hand, coalman, door-to-door turkey salesman, driver." Later, between 1977 and 1993, he worked as a bookseller in Auckland and Wellington.in Lower Hutt Lower Hutt, Wellington , he is the son of the renowned historian John Beaglehole (John Cawte Beaglehole). thumb left 250px The Meridian Mall, Dunedin, home of Arthur Barnett Ltd. (Image:MeridianDunedin.jpg)Arthur Barnett took over the ailing D.I.C. (D.I.C. (department store)) department store company in the 1980s. The D.I.C. had stores throughout New Zealand and should have proven a good geographical match for Arthur Barnett. In particular, the D.I.C. had 4 stores in the Auckland market, New Zealand's biggest. In December 1987, Arthur Barnett bought the trading assets of the three South Island stores and 50% of the 13 North Island stores which were run as a joint venture with Brierley Investments Ltd. Arthur Barnett Ltd bought the 16 D.I.C. stores outright in July 1988. The D.I.C. Stores were in Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Lower Hutt, Palmerston North, Wanganui, Hastings (Hastings, New Zealand), Napier (Napier, New Zealand), Gisborne (Gisborne, New Zealand), Rotorua, Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand), Pakuranga, Henderson (Henderson, New Zealand), Karangahape Road (Auckland), Takapuna, and Whangarei. birth_date August, 1978 birth_place Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand death_date Colin McLean Colin McLean was born in Wellington in August 1978, spending the first five years of his life in Raumati South and then moving with his family to Petone, a suburb of Lower Hutt. He attended Petone College, but dropped out before graduation, and took a job at a Wellington law firm, where he worked for two and a half years. During this time, he began to do drag, designing and sewing his own costumes because it was less expensive than buying or renting costumes. McLean is openly (coming out) gay. WikiPedia:Lower Hutt Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Wellington Lower Hutt
Institute of Technology in Petone, and The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand in Waterloo. Media The city is served by The Dominion Post (The Dominion Post (Wellington)) and community newspapers. Local LPFM (Low-power broadcasting) radio station The Cheese broadcasts in the city, and is licensed with APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and PPNZ in New Zealand for music broadcasting rights. It began Saturday July 1, 2006 and its original frequency was at 88.4 FM from
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'''Lower Hutt''' ( ) is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is administered by the Hutt City Council and is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area (Wellington).
It is New Zealand's seventh most populous city (List of cities in New Zealand), with a population of around the lower half of the Hutt Valley and the eastern shores of Wellington Harbour. It is separated from Wellington proper by the harbour, and from Upper Hutt by the Taitā Gorge.
Though it is administered by the Hutt City Council, neither the New Zealand Geographic Board nor the Local Government Act recognise the name Hutt City. This name has led to confusion, as Upper Hutt is administered by a separate city council, the Upper Hutt City Council, which objects to the name "Hutt City".