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Going Up or Going Down? The Hutt Valley in a Big Earthquake

War Memorial Library Thursday 21 February, 6pm

Fault rupture, strong ground shaking, liquefaction, sinking, uplift, and landslides are all major issues the Hutt Valley faces in large earthquakes. Recent research has identified and further characterised vulnerable zones around the Hutt Valley.

Russ Van Dissen is and earthquake specialist who has extensively studied the Wellington Fault and earthquake hazards in the Wellington region for the past several decades, he is also a leader to the It's Our Fault project.

Sea Week - Kaupapa Moana 2019

Sea Week - Kaupapa Moana 2019 (3-10 March) is New Zealand's annual national week about the sea.

Celebrate with us at Hutt City Libraries and enjoy sea weeks stories, talks , movies, and more!

View all our Sea Week events

Stories in the Sun

Join library staff for storytelling out in the sun to celebrate Parks Week (9-17 March).

Suitable for ages 2 and up, all tamariki should be accomanied by an adult. If the weather isn't looking too good the session will move into the library.

For dates and times see What's On.

Stepping Up

Stepping Up Computer Classes

Our FREE computer classes with Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa are back for Lower Hutt residents with basic, or no computer skills.

Classes are available at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

Registrations open Tuesday 29 January and term 1 classes start Monday 11 February.

Register online at Stepping Up, by phoning 04 570 6633, or visiting your local library.

New Year, New Hours!

You’ve asked for extended weekday opening hours, so we’re delivering!

From 7 January 2019, we’re opening ½ hour earlier at 9:30am Monday-Thursday at Eastbourne, Moera, Naenae, Petone and War Memorial libraries!

So come on in at 9:30am, enjoy our manaakitanga and make yourself at home!

We invite you to come and kōrero with staff, email us at, or fill in a feedback form online to let us know if these new opening hours work for you.

This page was last updated on 18 February 2019