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Lower Hutt

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Lower Hutt is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is administered by the Hutt City Council and is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area.It is New Zealand's seventh most populous city, with a population of. The city covers an area of 377km2 around the lower half of the Hutt Valley and the eastern shores of Wellington Harbour. It is separated from Wellington proper by the harbour, and from Upper Hutt by the Taitā Gorge.Though it is administered by the Hutt City Council, neither the New Zealand Geographic Board nor the Local Government Act recognise the name Hutt City. This name has led to confusion, as Upper Hutt is administered by a separate city council, the Upper Hutt City Council, which objects to the name "Hutt City".HistoryBefore European settlement, thick forest covered most of the Hutt Valley, with areas of marshland close to the river's mouth. Māori inhabited the shoreline, Two waterways ran through the forest, entering the sea at the eastern side of Pit-one Beach where the pa Hikoikoi stood. At the other end of the beach was Pit-one pa and an older pa, Tatau-o-te-po. In the early 1800's Te Atiawa, under the mantle of Te Rauparaha, settled around the harbour's edge and have retained occupation since then.In the 1830's, Great Britain was experiencing a depression and colonisation was looked at a possible solution to surplus population and widespread distress.
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