The regular flooding of Lower Hutt resulted in highly fertile land and prior to the building of state housing by the first L… Home; Sponsors; Current Shows; Contact Us; Blog; Since 1993. The Hutt River (Māori:Te Awakairangi, Te Wai o Orutu or Heretaunga) flows through the southern North Island of New Zealand.It flows south-west from the southern Tararua Range for 56 kilometres (35 mi), forming a number of fertile floodplains, includingKaitoke, central Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt.. Upper Hutt receives about 1400mm of rain per year. For many years Upper Hutt was a rural service town supporting the surrounding rural farming and forestry community. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 18,582 (52.5%) people were employed full-time, 4,557 (12.9%) were part-time, and 1,434 (4.0%) were unemployed.[6]. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Upper Hutt, New Zealand on Tripadvisor: See 246 traveller reviews and photos of Upper Hutt tourist attractions. On the evening of 28 March 1914, fire broke out at the Benge and Pratt store in Main Street. It also allows access to the river for swimming, fishing and kayaking. State Highway 2 follows the course of the river for most of its length, with the exception of the Kaitoke Gorge and the head waters, before crossing the Remutaka Range into the Wairarapa. When the Hutt County Council was abolished on 1 November 1988, the city took over administration of the Heretaunga/Pinehaven ward, which was incorporated into the city on 1 November 1989 when the Heretaunga/Pinehaven Community Council was abolished.[5]. State Highway 2, which runs the length of the upper Hutt valley, is known as River Road as it runs along the banks of the Hutt River, effectively bypassing the city itself.. By bus []. The Town Board was proclaimed on 24 April 1908. Services run every 20 minutes between 6 am and 4:30 pm weekday and half hourly Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. A development called The Lanes was proposed but rejected by the Lanes Commissioners appointed by the Council. The Upper Hutt branch works to protect areas of regenerating native forest, our precious Hutt River and other waterways in the region. After the Hutt descends from the Tararua Range it flows seawards in the fault angle depression of the Wellington Fault, passing through two tectonic basins in the Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt Valley: a third tectonic basin lies in the lower course of the Pakuratahi, and other basins are on the lower and upper reaches of the Mangaroa River. The movement of the fault can be seen from the displacement of the river terraces in Harcourt Park. Centred on the upper (northern) valley of Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, which flows north-east to south-west on its way to Wellington harbour, the flat land widens briefly into a 2500-m-wide floodplain between the Remutaka and Akatarawa Ranges before constricting nine kilometres further downstream at the Taitā Gorge, which separates Upper Hutt from its neighbour, Lower Hutt. Predominantly flat, the Hutt River Trail offers very easy tracks and pathways suitable for biking, walking, and pushchairs. The railway line from Wellington reached Upper Hutt on 1 February 1876. Update: SH2/River Road,Elderslea, Upper Hutt - Wellington Saturday, 14 November 2020, 3:27 pm Press Release: New Zealand Police [1] At the top of the Upper Hutt floodplain, the river makes a sharp turn against the bedrock at the foot of the cliff at Maoribank to flow down the valley. Below Kaitoke is the Kaitoke Gorge, a popular destination for rafting. The regular flooding of Lower Hutt resulted in highly fertile land and prior to the building of state housing by the first Labour Government starting in 1937, there were many market gardens in Lower Hutt. 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 Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River in Lower Hutt to prevent further flooding. SH2/River Road, Elderslea, Upper Hutt - Wellington Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2:08 pm Press Release: New Zealand Police. While the stockade in Upper Hutt was manned for 6 months, the threat of hostilities soon passed and neither installation ever saw hostile action. Upper Hutt is a city for fresh air and outdoor fun. There are five roads into and out of Upper Hutt. Popular team sports include Cricket, Netball, Rugby, Rugby league, Soccer, and Valley Gridiron American football. A notable feature of this section of railway is the Rimutaka Tunnel, the second-longest railway tunnel in New Zealand, which replaced the Rimutaka Incline in 1955. The Hutt is the largest of the Wellington rivers. And whether you are young at heart, long in the tooth or somewhere in between, we've got a bit of everything no matter your mood! The geological fault that the river previously followed continues as a steep bluff at the edge of the Wellington Harbour. Upper Hutt – Wellington’s giant playground of outdoor and artisan adventures! The line continued over the Remutaka Ranges to Featherston in the Wairarapa as a Fell railway, opening on 12 October 1878. Having divided the land into 100 acre block, the settlers set about clearing the land of its indigenous forest and turning it into farmland. Upper Hutt is home to 47,100 people as of June 2020, of which 44,300 live in the urban area.[1]. The only other rolling stock able to traverse the incline unaided were small bus-like Wairarapa railcars, colloquially known as "Tin Hares".