Aratika Grove in Stokes Valley was named with the Māori word “Aratika” in mind, which translates to “straight path”.
Amundsen Grove is a street located in the suburb of Stokes Valley in Lower Hutt. The street was named after Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer who was the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911. Amundsen was born in 1872 in Borge, Norway, and grew up with a love for exploration and adventure. […]
Holborn Drive in Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, is named after Holborn, a historic district in Central London. The street is part of the Holborn Subdivision, which was developed by the Lower Hutt City Council in the late 1960s under the guidance of town planner Richard Holmes, who had previously worked for the London County Council. […]
Aldersgate Grove in Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, is named after the historic Aldersgate Street in London. The street was part of the Holborn Subdivision, a development initiated by the Lower Hutt City Council in the late 1960s. Richard Holmes, who served as the town planner at the time, had previously worked for the London County […]
Akepiro Grove in Stokes Valley is named after the Akepiro shrub, which is native to New Zealand. The street name pays homage to the country’s rich biodiversity and unique flora. Akepiro (Olearia furfuracea), also known as the ‘twiggy tree daisy’, is a shrub that typically grows in coastal areas, lowland forests, and scrublands throughout New […]
Te Awa Rere means “The swift flowing river” in te reo Māori. It takes into consideration the area’s close proximity to Te Awa Kairangi, and as a close community each day the community would see the different colours and moods of the river as it travels daily at different speeds towards the harbour. It was named on the 9th […]
Robert Stokes was one of the original survey party which arrived on the “Cuba” ship on 3 January 1840. He worked about Port Nicholson for some months before surveying further afield. He later took a prominent part in local and national affairs. Further Information He was born in England about 1810 and trained as a […]