Trentham and Poets Block
Trentham is the most populous suburb of Upper Hutt. The suburb is located in a widening of the Hutt Valley, five kilometres to the southwest of the Upper Hutt city centre.
The name “Trentham” was initially given by Richard Barton, the first European Settler in the area, in honour of his former employer, the Duke of Sutherland. One of the Duke of Sutherland’s subsidiary titles was Viscount Trentham, of Trentham in the County of Stafford.
The suburb is home to the Trentham Racecourse, the base of the Wellington Racing Club (WRC), the site of Hutt International Boys’ School and is also the site of the Trentham Military Camp, which was used extensively for training soldiers in preparation for World War I and is still a base for the NZ Army and Defence Force.
Barton’s Bush is located in Trentham.
Poets Block is situated in the heart of Trentham and is a well established suburb in Upper Hutt with easy access to State Highway 2. Street names are poet inspired and include Burns Grove, Byron Street, Keats Street, Longfellow Street, Milton Street, Shakespeare Avenue, Sheridan Crescent, Tennyson Street and Thackeray Street.
Sections sizes are generous and family friendly. Easy access to the Hutt River and Moonshine Park for recreational activities.
Schools: Cottle and Trentham Kindergartens and close to Upper Hutt College, HIBS, and Trentham Primary.