Upper Hutt, with a population of 42,500, is one of the two cities that fill the Hutt Valley.

While the main areas of development lie along the Hutt River valley floor, the city extends to the top of the Rimutaka saddle and into the Akatarawa Valley. 

The western edge of the Hutt Valley has the same fault line that passes through central Wellington, posing a major threat of earthquake-related damage (including landslides).

On this page you can find:

List of community emergency hubs in Upper Hutt

Why even if you live in Upper Hutt you should know what to do in case of a tsunami

Upper Hutt's Community Emergency Hubs

Community Emergency Hubs are about the community coming together to do what it can to help each other - people helping people with what they have available.

See a map of the region's hubs

Hub Name Venue Address Hub Guide
Akatarawa Staglands Wildlife Reserve 2362 Akatarawa Valley Road
Birchville Birchville School 16 Gemstone Drive
Blue Mountains Blue Mountains Progressive Association Hall 3 Avian Crescent
Heretaunga St Brendan's School 56 Palmer Crescent
Kaitoke Kaitoke Country Gardens 1747 Main Road SH2
Mangaroa Mangaroa School 93 Flux Road
Maoribank Maoribank School 32 Hillside Drive
Pinehave Pinehaven School 67-85 Forest Road
Silverstream Silverstream School 27 Whitemans Road
Te Marua Plateau School Molloys Road
Totara Park Totara Park School 16 California Drive
Trentham Trentham School 2 Moonshine Road
Upper Hutt (Central) St Joseph's School 1 Pine Ave
Upper Hutt (Ebdentown) Oxford Crescent School 5 Oxford Crescent
Upper Hutt (Elderslea) Fraser Crescent School 16 Redwood Street
Upper Hutt (Wallaceville) Upper Hutt School 49 Martin Street

 

Why even if you live in Upper Hutt you should know what to do in case of a tsunami

While Upper Hutt does not have a coastline and will not be directly affected by any tsunami it is still important to know what to do should you be near the beach or harbour.  

If you feel an earthquake that is either longer than a minute OR strong enough that it’s hard to stand up, then get to high ground, out of all zones (past the blue line), as soon as the shaking stops!  
If there is an official warning, then evacuate from the zones (red, orange or yellow) stated in the warning.

If there is a tsunami alert, one simple thing you can do is open your home to host family and friends who may have been evacuated.