Environmental groups

Find out about the number of environmental community groups doing valuable work in our city which Council supports.

Predator Free Hutt Valley

This project provides a way to work strategically with local volunteer groups to rid our city of predators. The group is an umbrella organisation for Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt’s valuable environmental groups. New groups are being added all the time visit their website for up-to-date information.

Predator Free Hutt Valley

Key Native Ecosystems in Lower Hutt

Greater Wellington Regional Council has a Key Native Ecosystem (KNE) initiative that we support in Lower Hutt. There are 10 KNEs in Lower Hutt, which cover approximately 11622 hectares of important native ecosystems, which are managed by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Key Native Ecosystem Project information

The Kiwi Project, Remutaka Conservation Trust

We provide funding support for the Kiwi Project, which aims to release Brown Kiwi into predator-controlled areas of the Remutaka Forest Park.

Little Blue Penguin Haven

Lower Hutt has a reserve dedicated to Little Blue Penguins. This site is not accessible to the public, to reduce the adverse effects of visitors on the penguins. We rely on the work of volunteers to ensure the facilities are operating properly.


We work with Lower Hutt's Enviroschools to promote education in our reserves.

Restoration projects and groups

We work with, and support a range of independently-run restoration projects on reserves in Lower Hutt.

Contact details

Email: contact@huttcity.govt.nz