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'.
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)
Watch movies made here in the Hutt
Give a nod to local film talent and support services by watching these great movies online via your preferred provider - and look out for familiar locations.
Daffodils (2019) - based in Avalon Studios, and valley wide
Wellington Paranormal (TVNZ, 2019) - based in Avalon Studios, plus various locations
Pete's Dragon (2016) - Akatarawa, Birchville
Tangiwai (2011) - some locations in Petone
Without a Paddle (2004) - Hutt Hospital and various locations
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Taita, Dry Creek, Kaitoke
Local radio online
Atiawa Toa FM - our local Iwi radio station and on 100.9FM
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.