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Encyclopedia > Upper Hutt
Upper Hutt
Population: 37,800
(urban)
37,800
(territorial)
Urban Area
Extent: The Upper Hutt Valley: S to Silverstream; N to Birchville and Kaitoke, as well as the lower slopes of
the Akatarawa Hills (NW)
Territorial Authority
Name: Upper Hutt City
Mayor: Wayne Guppy
Extent: Silverstream to
Rimutaka saddle
to Wainui Peak near
Paekakariki
Land area: 540km²
Website: http://www.upperhuttcity.govt.nz
See also: Wellington, Hutt City
Regional Council
Name: Greater Wellington
Website: http://www.gw.govt.nz

Upper Hutt is New Zealand's smallest city by population, the second largest by land area and is located in the Wellington region of New Zealand. Image File history File links Location map of Upper Hutt, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Statistics New Zealand defines New Zealand urban areas for statistical purposes. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... Lower Hutt is a city in the lower North Island of the country of New Zealand. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... The Wellington region of New Zealand occupies the southern end of the North Island. ...

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Geography

The city is 30 km north-east of Wellington, and is centred on the upper (northern) valley of the Hutt River, which flows north-east to south-west on its way to Wellington harbour. The Hutt Valley widens briefly into a 2500-m-wide floodplain between the Rimutaka and Akatarawa Ranges before constricting nine kilometres further downstream at the Taita Gorge, which separates Upper Hutt from its neighbour, Lower Hutt. The city's main urban area is located on this plain. A smaller flood plain lies upstream, above the Kaitoke Gorge, but there is little development on it. The Hutt River looking downstream. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... Lower and Upper Hutt cities are marked as 2 and 3 in this satellite image of the Wellington area (composite landsat-7 image) The Hutt Valley is the large area of fairly flat land in the Hutt River valley in the Wellington Region of New Zealand. ... The Rimutaka Range (often referred to as the Rimutaka Ranges) is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand which form a ridge running parallel with the east coast of the island between East Cape and Wellington. ... Lower Hutt is a city in the lower North Island of the country of New Zealand. ...


Upper Hutt City Council administers the city and the surrounding rural areas, parks and reserves. This area covers 540 km², the second-largest area covered by a city council in New Zealand, after Dunedin. New Zealand local authorities with a large land area are usually termed districts, but Upper Hutt maintains its status as a city largely because of its high degree of urbanisation. Dunedin (ÅŒtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago. ...


Upper Hutt extends to the top of the Rimutaka saddle to the north-east and into the Akatarawa Valley and rough hill-country of the Akatarawa ranges to the north and north-west, almost reaching the Kapiti Coast close to Paekakariki. The Akatarawa Valley is a valley in the Tararua Range of New Zealands North Island. ... Kapiti Island seen from Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast. ... Paekakariki is a town in the Kapiti Coast District in the south-western North Island of New Zealand. ...


People

The main urban area of the city has a population of 35,700, and a further 2,100 people live in the sparsely-populated regions beyond the upper Hutt Valley plain.


Suburbs

The main suburbs of Upper Hutt, from north-east to south-west, include:

Te Marua, Akatarawa, Rimutaka, Parkdale, Emerald Hill, Birchville, Mount Marua, Marua Downs, Timberlea, Brown Owl, Kaitoke, Māoribank, Upper Hutt Central, Clouston Park, Mangaroa, Maymorn, Whitemans Valley, Totara Park, Waitoka Estate, Riverstone Terraces, Kingsley Heights, Wallaceville, The Lanes [future development], Trentham, Heretaunga, Silverstream and Pinehaven.

Te Marua is the most northern urban suburb of Upper Hutt. ... Totara Park is a suburb of Upper Hutt, New Zealand, and is situated off State Highway 2, and is accessed via the Totara Park Bridge which crosses the Hutt River. ... The Lanes was a controversial development in the Mangaroa Valley, a few kilometres north-east of Upper Hutt, New Zealand Thanks to a community group who had the support of most Upper Hutt residents, the proposal for The Lanes was stopped. ... This is about the New Zealand Trentham. ... Silverstream is a suburb of Upper Hutt City in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ... Silverstream is a suburb of Upper Hutt City in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ...

History

Upper Hutt is sited on an area originally known as Orongomai, and that of the river was Heretaunga (still the name of a suburb of Upper Hutt). The first residents of the area were Māori of the Ngai Tara iwi. Various other iwi controlled the area in the years before 1840, and by the time the first colonial settlers arrived the area was part of the Te Atiawa rohe. The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and to their language. ... Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rohe is a word used by the Maori of New Zealand to describe the territory or tribal claim of an iwi (tribe). ...


Richard Barton, who settled at Trentham in 1841, in an area now known as Barton's Bush, is identified as the first European resident. Barton subsequently subdivided his land and set aside a large area that was turned into parkland. James Brown settled in the area that subsequently became the Upper Hutt town in 1848. Richard Barton was the first European resident of Trentham, Upper Hutt, in New Zealand. ... This is about the New Zealand Trentham. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bartons Bush, in Trentham Memorial Park, is the largest remaining area of virgin bush (rainforest) in the Hutt Valley of New Zealand. ... 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The railway line from Wellington reached Upper Hutt on 1 February 1876. The line was extended to Kaitoke at the top end of the valley over the next two years, running that far from 1 January 1878. The line was continued over the Rimutaka Ranges to Featherston in the Wairarapa, opening on 12 October 1878. Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Kaitoke is a locality in the southern North Island of New Zealand. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Featherston is a town in the south of the North Island of New Zealand, east of Wellington, just east of the Rimutaka Tunnel, in the South Wairarapa District. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ...


Upper Hutt was originally part of Hutt County, which was constituted in 1877. The Town Board was proclaimed on 24 April 1908. Upper Hutt became a Borough on 26 February 1926. It was proclaimed a City on 2 May 1966. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


The northern areas of Hutt County's Rimutaka Riding were included in the city on 1 April 1973. This expansion produced the second-largest land area of any New Zealand city. The area administered by the Heretaunga-Pinehaven District Community Council was added when the Hutt County Council was abolished on 1 November 1988. A year later the Heretaunga-Pinehaven District Community Council was abolished on 1 November 1989, producing the city in its current form. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Towards the end of the 1980s significant travel delays were being experienced with road access to Upper Hutt. With central government reluctant to fund any road improvements in the area, Upper Hutt City Council itself commissioned the construction of a high speed bypass route that became known as the River Road. The road promptly ran at full capacity and, after several serious accidents that were a legacy of its origins, it was enlarged and re-engineered to cope with the growing traffic volume. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Upper Hutt is located in the bed of an ancient river flood plain and as such was prone to flooding. In the 1970s and 1980s, a stop bank was built alongside the eastern side of the river from northern Upper Hutt to the mouth of the Hutt River in Lower Hutt to prevent further flooding. The Hutt River looking downstream. ... Lower Hutt is a city in the lower North Island of the country of New Zealand. ...


Railway

Upper Hutt is on the Wairarapa railway line, with half hourly daytime services operated by Tranz Metro which allows access to Lower Hutt in around 20 minutes and Wellington in around 45 minutes. Many commuters, however, still prefer to use their cars. The Wairarapa line is a section of secondary railway line in the south-east of the North Island of New Zealand, connecting the capital city Wellington with the Wairarapa region. ... Tranz Metro is the commuter rail system of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. ... Lower Hutt is a city in the lower North Island of the country of New Zealand. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... See Commute for other meanings. ...


Masterton is about an hour away by morning and afternoon diesel trains. There are services five times a day each way Monday to Thursday, six, Friday, and twice a day each way on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays. A notable feature of this section of railway is the Rimutaka Tunnel, the second longest railway tunnel in New Zealand. Rimutaka Tunnel, rail tunnel through New Zealands Rimutaka Ranges between Upper Hutt, near Wellington, and Featherston. ...


Rimutaka Incline

A notable feature of this section of now disused railway corrdor is its steep gradients.


To assist with the 1 in 15 grade on the Featherston side of the range, the Rimutaka Incline employed Fell engines that used a raised centre rail to haul trains up the steep grade. The less steep 1 in 40 grades between Upper Hutt and the small settlement and shunting yard at Summit could be managed by ordinary steam locomotives. The only other rolling stock able to traverse the incline unaided were the small bus-like rail cars, colloquially known as "Tin Hares". The Rimutaka Incline was a 3-mile (5-km) stretch of steeply-graded line between Summit and Cross Creek on the original Wairarapa railway line between Wellington and Masterton in New Zealand. ... The Fell mountain railway system or Fell incline railway system is a type of Mountain railway system that employs a raised centre rail between the two main rails to provide extra traction and braking needed for steep grade sections. ... A summit is: A point higher than all the ground immediately surrounding it; see topographical summit. ...


By the 1950s the Fell system had become too expensive to operate and was closed on 29 October 1955. To replace it, the Rimutaka Tunnel had been constructed, opening on 3 November 1955. In conjunction with the Tunnel, the laying of a new route, new bridges, and substantial realignments and double tracking of the rest of the line from Wellington as far as Trentham station had occurred by 26 June 1955. Substantial parts of the Fell railway line are open to the public as walking tracks. October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rimutaka Tunnel, rail tunnel through New Zealands Rimutaka Ranges between Upper Hutt, near Wellington, and Featherston. ... This is about the New Zealand Trentham. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ...


Sports and recreation

The Valley Gridiron Association (VGA) is the only American football club in the Hutt Valley in Wellington, New Zealand. ... The Royal Wellington Golf Club, founded in 1895, formerly the Wellington Golf Club, has one of New Zealands most beautiful and historic golf courses. ... Upper Hutt is New Zealands smallest city by population and is located in the Wellington region of New Zealand. ... The Wellington Racing Club (WRC) is a racing horse racing club based in Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand. ... This is about the New Zealand Trentham. ... The Hutt River looking downstream. ... The Karapoti Classic is New Zealands longest running annual mountain bike event, started in 1986 by Paul Kennett. ... Kaitoke is a locality in the southern North Island of New Zealand. ... The Rimutaka Incline was a 3-mile (5-km) stretch of steeply-graded line between Summit and Cross Creek on the original Wairarapa railway line between Wellington and Masterton in New Zealand. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Netball is a team sport similar to and derived from basketball, and was originally known in its country of origin, the U.S., as womens basketball. It is the pre-eminent womens team sport (both as a spectator and participant sport) in Australia and New Zealand and is... Rugby football, often just referred to as rugby, refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School in England. ... Rugby league is a team sport played by two teams of 17 players, with 13 on the field at any one time and 4 on the bench (reserves). ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...

Schools

Heretaunga College is a secondary school located in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. ... Hutt International Boys School (usually known by its acronym, HIBS) is a state integrated boys secondary school in Wellington, New Zealand. ... St Patricks College is a Catholic Boys Secondary School located in Silverstream, Wellington, New Zealand. ... Upper Hutt College is a State Co-ed Secondary school in the city of Upper Hutt in the Wellington region of New Zealand. ...

External link

  • Upper Hutt City Council Website
Territorial Authorities of New Zealand
Cities:
North Shore | Waitakere | Auckland | Manukau | Hamilton | Tauranga | Napier | Palmerston North | Porirua | Upper Hutt | Lower Hutt | Wellington | Nelson* | Christchurch | Dunedin | Invercargill
Districts:
North Island: Far North | Whangarei | Kaipara | Rodney | Papakura | Franklin | Thames-Coromandel | Hauraki | Waikato | Matamata-Piako | Waipa | South Waikato | Otorohanga | Rotorua | Waitomo | Taupo | Western Bay of Plenty | Whakatane | Kawerau| Opotiki | Gisborne* | Wairoa | Hastings | Central Hawke's Bay | New Plymouth | Stratford | South Taranaki | Ruapehu | Wanganui | Rangitikei | Manawatu | Tararua | Horowhenua | Kapiti Coast | Masterton | Carterton | South Wairarapa
South Island: Tasman* | Marlborough* | Buller | Grey | Westland | Kaikoura | Hurunui | Waimakariri | Selwyn | Ashburton | Timaru | Mackenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
*unitary authorities

Coordinates: 41°08′S 175°03′E Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. ... North Shore City (orange). ... Waitakere City is in the west of metropolitan Auckland, New Zealands most populous urban area. ... This article is about the City of Auckland. ... Manukau City (orange). ... Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is New Zealands fourth-largest city. ... Tauranga (population 107,706 — 2006 census) is the largest city of the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Palmerston North, is a city in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Porirua is a city in New Zealand, 20 km north of Wellington. ... Lower Hutt is a city in the lower North Island of the country of New Zealand. ... Wellington city is the area of New Zealand administered by the Wellington City Council, one of several territorial authorities in the Greater Wellington region. ... A view of Nelson from the Centre of New Zealand Whakatu/Nelson stands on the southern corner of Tasman Bay in Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka O Maui (the northern end of the South Island), Aotearoa (New Zealand) and is the administrative centre for Nelson Province. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ... Dunedin (ÅŒtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago. ... Invercargill (Waihopai in Māori) is the southern-most and western-most city in New Zealand, and one of the southern-most settlements in the world. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... The Far North District of New Zealand, as its name suggests, is the northernmost district within New Zealand, consisting of the northern tip of the North Island. ... Whangarei (the initial consonant is pronounced F as in fa-nga-ray) is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. ... The Kaipara District is located in the Northland Region in northern New Zealand. ... The Rodney District of New Zealand is the northernmost area in New Zealands Auckland region, created in 1989 from the amalgamation of Helensville Borough and Rodney County. ... Papakura is the name of a city and a district to the south of Auckland in New Zealands North Island. ... A true-colour image showing the Auckland area. ... The Thames-Coromandel District Council in the North Island of New Zealand is seated in the town of Thames. ... The Hauraki District Council is a municipality in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Waikato District is the municipality in the northern Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Matamata-Piako District is a local government area in the Waikato region of New Zealand. ... Waipa District Council in the Waikato region of New Zealand is a municipality that covers Te Awamutu, Cambridge and several small towns. ... The South Waikato district is a municipality located between the cities of Hamilton and Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Otorohanga is a town at the southern end of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waitomo is a district-type municipality in the southwest of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Taupo District covers 6,350 km2 of land, as well as a further 610 km2 of lake area, both in Lake Taupo, the countrys largest lake, and also in the smaller Lake Rotoaira. ... The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is a municipality in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. ... Whakatane is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Opotiki is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. ... For other uses of Gisborne see Gisborne (disambiguation). ... Wairoa is a town in New Zealands North Island. ... Hastings is a large urban area in Hawkes Bay, close to the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Central Hawkes Bay District is a region of North Island, New Zealand. ... New Plymouth is the port and main city in the Taranaki region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Stratfords view of Mount Taranaki (facing west). ... South Taranaki is political district on the west coast of New Zealands North Island that contains the towns of Hawera, Manaia, Opunake, Patea, Eltham, and Waverley. ... Ruapehu is political district on New Zealands North Island with an area of 6,700 square kilometers and a population of 14,295 as of 2004. ... Wanganui is an urban area and district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rangitikei River near Bulls. ... Manawatu is a district in the Manawatu-Wanganui region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Tararua District lies near the south-east corner of New Zealands North Island. ... Horowhenua is a district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Kapiti Coast District is the name of a local government district in the north-west corner of the Wellington Region of New Zealand. ... Masterton is the largest town (and local government district) in the Wairarapa region in the southeastern North Island of New Zealand. ... Carterton is a small town in a farming area of the Wairarapa district in New Zealand’s North Island. ... The South Wairarapa District Council controls the south-east tip of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Tasman district is a region at the northern tip of New Zealands largest island, the South Island. ... Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. ... Tasman, New Zealand ... Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. ... The West Coast is one of the Administrative Regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island. ... A view of the bay in Kaikoura showing the mountains. ... The Hurunui District is a political district on the east coast of New Zealands South Island, north of Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Waimakariri District is a political district on New Zealands South Island. ... The Selwyn district is a predominantly rural area in central Canterbury, on the east coast of New Zealands South Island. ... Ashburton is a town in the Canterbury region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Canterbury, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... MacKenzie District is a political district on New Zealands South Island. ... Panorama of the view from the white horse overlooking Waimate township Waimate is a town and district in the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Waitaki district straddles the border of the Canterbury and Otago regions of New Zealand, the traditional border of which is the Waitaki River. ... The view from the Skyline Gondola, looking south across Queenstown Bay. ... 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