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.
You may recognise our ‘City of Lower Hutt Coat of Arms’. It’s on some of our official documents, and in the Office of the Mayor, but what you may not know is what it means.