Sister City since 1981Tempe ventured across the Pacific instead of the Atlantic for our third Sister City.
Tell me more about Lower Hutt…
- Lower Hutt is home to leading research companies like Geological & Nuclear Sciences and Industrial Research Limited as well as the 2000 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Alan MacDiarmid.
- Culture and outdoor adventure thrive in Lower Hutt, with the region’s best shopping mall at Westfield Queensgate and a more unique boutique-and-café scene on Jackson Street. It’s also the gateway to adventures including mountain biking, horseback riding, windsurfing and sailing.
- New Zealanders, or Kiwis, turn our world upside down: Brace yourself for driving on the left side of the road and speaking a down-under variation of English. You’ll likely be greeted with a friendly, “G’day, mate!”