Naenae is a suburb of Lower Hutt, located about four kilometres from central Lower Hutt. Naenae means ‘mosquito’ or ‘sandfly’ in Māori.
Māori natives originally settled on the shoreline of the Hutt Valley. They welcomed the first ship from the New Zealand Company of England in 1839. Though settlement began around the shoreline, it was after an earthquake in 1855 raised part of the lower valley from swampland that the hillsides were inhabited.
Naenae is a family-oriented suburb with many modest family homes as well as state housing dominant in the area. Its proximity to central Lower Hutt and easy access to public transportation add to Naenae’s value. Many residents commute into Lower Hutt or Wellington for work on a daily basis.
Naenae contains its own shopping centre that boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool, a super market, a library takeaways and service stations. Other shopping and dining opportunities are available in nearby central Lower Hutt.
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