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Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt

Kauamo Close

Kauamo was the wife of Joseph Robinson, who had been in NZ since 1823. Together this couple lived and raised a family in Waiwhetu. Joe Robinson had a well-established shipbuilding business on the Hutt River near the Waiwhetu Pa. It is recorded that William Wakefield was somewhat surprised to find an Englishman already living here […]

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Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt

Wi Hape Pakau Place

Named after Wi Hape Pakau, the Te Ati Awa Chief. He belonged to Ngati Te Whiti and Te Matehou hapu of Te Ati Awa. He was born in 1797 and died 22 April 1897. Wi Hape Pakau is buried at Owhiti Urupa, Seaview. Wi Hape Pākau fought at the defence of Otaka in 1832 against […]

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Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt

Whites Line East

Thank you to Hutt City Libraries for sharing this information. Whites Line was the second road established in the Hutt Valley and the first road to slice across the Valley.  It’s now a major thoroughfare.   Some suggest it was called ‘Whites Line’ because it was an ‘aukati’ or ‘line which no (white) man could […]