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:
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.
|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||8 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|
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.