There’s no place like the Hutt! Lower Hutt is a unique and exciting place to live, rich in history, culture and things to see and do.
We are the gatekeepers of this great heritage, and we want to share these treasures with you.
Council's archives are a rich source of local history. Discover what we store, how to access it and what it will cost you.
Lower Hutt has a special place in the history of early New Zealand settlement, with Petone being the first formalised settlement of the New Zealand Company in 1840.