Lower Hutt is home to 98,000 people and several thousand businesses, many with premises on the Hutt River floodplain.

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).

There is also a significant tsunami threat to the portion of the Lower Hutt population residing in the Eastbourne and Petone areas.

On this page you can find:

List of community emergency hubs in Lower Hutt

Information about the tsunami risk to Lower Hutt 

Lower 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
Alicetown Hutt Central School 6 Railway Avenue
Avalon Avalon School 10 Gordon Street
Belmont Flat Belmont School 709 Western Hutt Road
Belmont Hill Maranatha School 180 Hill Road
Boulcott Boulcott Primary School 21 Boulcott Street
Days Bay Wellesley College 611A Marine Drive
Eastbourne Muritai Primary School 166 Muritai Road
Epuni  Dyer Street School 9 Dyer Street
Fairfield Epuni School 313 Waiwhetu Road
Gracefield Gracefield School 20A Bell Road
Hutt Central Eastern Hutt School 53 Kings Cres
Kelson Kelson School 52 Taieri Crescent
Korokoro Korokoro School 79 Korokoro Road
Maungaraki Maungaraki School 125 Dowse Drive
Moera Randwick School 59 Randwick Road
Naenae (Rata Street)  Rata Street School 73 Rata Street
Naenae (Wheatley Street) Naenae  School 27 Wheatley Street
Normandale St Aidan's Church Corner Poto Road & Stratton Street
Petone (Central) Petone Central School 16 Britannia Street
Petone (William Street) Wilford Primary School 100 William Street
Point Howard Point Howard Playcentre 1A Ngaumatau Road
Pomare Pomare School 4 Partridge Street
Stokes Valley (Koraunui) Koraunui School 17 Kairimu Street
Stokes Valley (Tawhai) Tawhai School 69 Glen Road
Stokes Valley (Tui Glen) Tui Glen School 126 Stokes Valley Road
Taita Taita Central School 33 Churton Crescent
Tirohanga Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School 27 Matuhi Street
Wainuiomata (Central) Wainuiomata Library and Community Hub 1 Queen Street
Wainuiomata (Fernlea) Fernlea School 25 Lees Grove
Wainuiomata (Homedale) Wainuiomata School 1 Homedale Road

Wainuiomata (Moores Valley)

Brookfield Scout Camp 562 Moores Valley Road
Wainuiomata (Parkway) Konini School 28 Konini Street
Wainuiomata (Pukeatua) Pukeatua  School 19 Frederick Street
Wainuiomata (Rimutaka Forest Park) Rimutaka Forest Park Coast Road
Wainuiomata (Wellington Road) Arakura Primary School 209 Wellington Road
Waterloo Waterloo School 26 Hardy Street

Tsunami risk to Lower Hutt

The harbour and coastline of Lower Hutt is vulnerable to a possible tsunami, and it is important to know what to do.

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.


Open tsunami evacuation map 
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NOTE: While our  website has virtually unlimited capacity and will continue to operate at high speed even when under heavy load, the mapping system above may not be available as it uses data from outside our system. If it is slow to load then there are detailed downloadable maps of the Lower Hutt tsunami evacuation zones maps available:
Link to the Lower Hutt tsunami evacuation zone pdf maps