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:
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|
|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|
|Boulcoutt||Boulcoutt Primary School||21 Boulcoutt 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|
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
Updated December 2017