, (pop 95,500) formerly known as Lower Hutt
, is a New Zealand
city in the lower (southern) valley of the Hutt River
, to the northeast of Wellington
city. It is the ninth-largest city in New Zealand
. The Hutt City region is popular for outdoor sports, especially mountain biking, hiking, fishing and swimming.
Having absorbed the former Borough of Petone[?], Hutt City strengthened its image as the Wellington region's industrial centre (not just a dormitory suburbia). The Waiwhetu Stream[?] has the reputation of surpassing all other New Zealand rivers in pollution and toxicity.
Hutt City also encompasses Wainuiomata and the former Boroughs of Eastbourne and Petone[?].
Lower Hutt suburbs include:
- Belmont Domain
- Manor Park
- Stokes Valley
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