Kelson, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authority Lower Hutt City
Population 2,619 (2006 [1])
North Cannons Creek, Porirua
East Taitā
South Avalon
Southwest Belmont
West Normandale

Kelson, a northern suburb of Lower Hutt City, lies near the southern end of the North Island of New Zealand. To the east of the suburb run the Hutt River and State Highway 2.

Kelson takes its name from George Kells, the original settler owner of the land, and from his son Bill who directed the subdivision, hence the name "Kelson".

Kelson School, a co-educational contributing primary school, caters for students up to year 6. As of 2014 it has a roll of 194 and a decile rating of 10.[2] It opened in 1979.[3]


Coordinates: 41°11′11″S 174°55′48″E / 41.18639°S 174.93000°E / -41.18639; 174.93000