Published: 9 September 2022
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and offer our condolences to the Royal Family. A reign spanning 70 years, the Queen was known for her kindness, compassion and humour.
We are coordinating condolence books for locals to record their messages across the city. These will be in our office at Laings Road and in our libraries. You can also leave messages online: hutt.city/royal-condolences. Our flags are flying at half-mast in honour of her passing.
The bells of St James Church Lower Hutt will play at midday to acknowledge the Queen's passing and pay respects. You are welcome to join us or take a moment where you are and listen to the bells.
Some of you may recall Her Majesty’s visit during her Royal Tour in 1953 – 54. Here she is below with Lower Hutt Mayor Percy Dowse.