Chinese people have lived in the Hutt Valley from the 1880s when they had market gardens, particularly in Waiwhetu – Waterloo Road was originally called
Today it’s mostly all about a public holiday, but for the first settlers Wellington Anniversary Day was a chance to celebrate overcoming the hardships of
Summer in the Hutt Valley over the years – family and church picnics, school picnics, swimming, lazing on the beach, beer on the beach, waterslides, fishing, tramping, enjoying
Edwin Jackson was a Petone settler, founder, entrepreneur and bricklayer, who gave Petone’s main street its name of Jackson Street. Born in England about 1826,
Without setting foot in New Zealand, Sir William Hutt (1801-1882) gave his name to the Hutt River and consequently to the Hutt Valley, Lower and
Ann and William Welch and their three boys and four girls arrived on the Oriental, the second settler ship to Port Nicholson, in January 1840.