Wainuiomata occupies a basin at the headwaters, has a reputation, primary eight six schools, achieved prominence with the first series. The earthquake raised these swamps, encouraged, European settlement. Forests started to be cleared sheep, dairy farming. The documentary series Heartland made Wainuiomata, a focus. The Wainuiomata ward covers the suburb surrounding the rural area. Bus routes serve Wainuiomata, 160 Wainuiomata North, travel to Lower Hutt Queensgate via Waterloo Interchange. Branch commuter railway line was proposed at times in the 20th century. Arakura School is a state contributing primary school. Wainuiomata High School is a state, secondary school. Wainuiomata Intermediate School is a state, intermediate school. The Wainuiomata Development Company donated land, timber. The Stokes Valley brigade supplied a Gwynne Trailer pump. The Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire brigade joined the United Fire Brigades Association of New Zealand. Gravel carried into the harbour by the Orongorongo.
Major road, State, Secondary school, State, Intermediate school