Explore + watch local from your couch

We're compiling a list of locally made content, movies, virtual tours, books and more

Play Ashen on Xbox, made in the Hutt

For gaming fans, you can explore the journeys of Ashen from your gaming screen - by Lower Hutt developers Aurora44. It's is an open world co-op action role playing game about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. Play on Xbox or Microsoft and is rated 'M'.

ashen xbox game

Kapa Haka 4 Kids

Matua Whaitiri Poutawa has created a regular sessions of Kapa Haka, waiata and poi with Kapa Haka 4 Kids. Get the whole family involved for a fun indoor bonding session.  Follow Kapa Haka 4 Kids (KH4K) on YouTube for regular times together throughout isolation. 

Drax Project unplugged

Lower Hutt based Drax Project came together from their four bubbles to create a livestream from isolation. 

Plus you can relive the magic moment at the Hutt Rec with their popular track Catching Feelings (featuring Six60)

Catch them on Spotify or their official website draxproject.com


Local radio online

Atiawa Toa FM - our local Iwi radio station and on 100.9FM

The Cheese - Lower Hutt - pop, 80s, 90s

Hutt Radio -  today's hits, and community news on 88.3FM

How.FM - alternative, indie and modern rock


Soak up local history virtual tours 

Petone, originally Pito-one, has been the home to lots of firsts in New Zealand after the first European settlers disembarked in 1840. It become the centre of industry and where things got made. Rail workshops, woollen mills, meat works and car factories. Explore an audio and image tour of over 30 historic sites on the Petone Tours app (Android only) created by the Petone Historical Society and Jackson Street. 

Explore Wellington's oldest church and its grounds in a 360 and 3D tour of Christ Church in Taita - made possible by Petone company HomePlan. Read plaques and discover more detail inside of this beautiful venue popular for weddings.


Do a Google Street View treasure hunt

Staying in our neighbourhoods doesn't mean we can't explore further online - wander up the stream bed and trail of the Dry Creek Waterfall Track. Plus you can of course go overseas to the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal.


Distractions for the kids from the library

Find fun activities for kids (and big kids!) from the Hutt City Libraries team - you'll be surprised what you can access with just your library card.

Lockdown lunch breaks

Avid lover of sports and music, a teacher and artist, Tama Ferguson brings you daily beats from Wainuiomata via Facebook live. 

dj sixone lockdown lunchbreak

Missing anything? Drop us a line if you know anything other locally made content, online tour or service you can enjoy from your living room? Let us know

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