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The Pavilion   6 Main Street
25 Laings Road   Upper Hutt
Lower Hutt   Phone: 04 527 2141
Phone: 04 560 4715     

Christ Church
To love and to cherish
When love leads to an intimate wedding, Christ Church is the place. Visit Wellington’s oldest church and enjoy a display of photographs of early and recent weddings.

Christ Church, 73 Eastern Hutt Road, Taita
Sunday 12 June, Photo display 12noon – 1.45pm. 151st Annual Service at 2pm. All welcome.
Contact: Christ Church Preservation Society, 0800 2 TAITA (0800 282 482)

Frederic Wallis House
In loving memory

Come and visit this historical home, gifted by Margaret Wallis in memory of her late husband, the Third Anglican Bishop of Wellington (1895-1911). Two acres of beautiful gardens, the ‘Path of Peace’ labyrinth, patchwork quilters at work, morning and afternoon teas and lunch available.

Frederic Wallis House, 12 Military Road, Lower Hutt
Saturday and Sunday 18 and 19 June, 9.30am-4.30pm
Contact: Carolyn Crutch, 04 939 3000

Golder Cottage Homestead and Pioneer Museum
Happily ever after . . .

Featuring weddings of the Golder Family.

707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Open Queen’s Birthday weekend and every Saturday,
Contact: Janice Browne, 04 528 2932

Historical Society of Eastbourne Inc
Eastbourne – the place we love

Historical material about Eastbourne and the bays will be displayed in the Library every day during June.

Eastbourne Public Library, Rimu Street, Eastbourne
June, during library opening hours, Local Studies Room upstairs, 2-4pm Mondays
Contact: Bill Ireland, 04 562 8441

What’s love got to do with it . . . ?

Hamish Campbell will speak on ‘Human Aspects of the Geology of Wellington Harbour’ at the Society’s AGM.

St Ronan’s Church Hall, 234 Muritai Road, Eastbourne
Wednesday 29 June, 7.30pm
Contact: Bill Ireland, 04 562 8441

Hutt City Libraries
Love through the decades

A love of life in different historical periods is the theme of special photo and book displays at all Lower Hutt libraries.

War Memorial Library, corner of Queens Drive and Woburn Road, and all community libraries in Lower Hutt City
During library opening hours
Contact: Neil Coup, 04 570 3745 or Sandy Beath-Croft, 04 570 6758

Hutt Valley Toastmasters Club
‘I love it when you talk historical’

Our meeting this month will have a special historical theme. Members of the public are most welcome to attend.

Lower Hutt Community Centre, corner Laings Road and Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt
Monday 20 June, 5.30-7.45pm

Contact: Denis McCord, 04 494 9835, or 04 567 7169

Lower Hutt Historical Society Inc
A love affair with Petone

An illustrated talk by Warwick Johnston, a resident of Petone and an enthusiastic supporter of this part of Lower Hutt City, about some of the old buildings and their heritage.

Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Rooms, Laings Road, Lower Hutt (entrance from civic carpark)
Friday 10 June, 7.30pm
Contact: Graeme Ross, 04 565 1992

Petone Historical Society
‘Ooooh, I’d love to win . . .’

Snap the photo that best reflects the character of Petone and you could win a romantic dinner for two at a popular Petone restaurant. Entry is free and photos will be on display at the Atrium (next to Petone Public Library) in the Petone Service Centre. If you wish to enter, Roy Hewson would love to hear from you (see below).

Petone Town Centre,
Thursday 16 June, 10.30am-7pm
Contact: Roy Hewson 04 568 6449,

Petone Historical Society / Korokoro Environmental Group
Labours of love: a guided walk

A loop walk following two historic hillside tracks and investigating several successful voluntary efforts to create or preserve our heritage.

Starting and ending at corner of SH2 and Korokoro Road
Sunday 5 June, 2-4.30pm
Contact: Chris Vannisselroy, 04 589 0078

Petone Settlers Museum
Celebrating two of New Zealanders’ great loves: the beach and television

Sea Light: photographing Petone Beach – Mark Marriott simply loves going to the beach in almost any weather and at any time of the day. Over recent years, he has been recording the activities that go on there, from the morning after a storm to sandcastles in the sun to an afternoon swim and an evening stroll. Marriott’s photographs are set alongside historical images to form a visual testimony to the Petone beach.

‘Look Mum, I’m on TV!’ – 45 years ago new Zealanders joyfully welcomed television into their lives and began a love affair with the box. Lower Hutt was the centre of television production for 30 years, with the studio at Avalon providing opportunities for many ‘locals’ to become involved in the creation of programmes. Ordinary people, together with the professionals, have helped to create more than 200 much loved programmes. Come and see.

Petone Settlers Museum, Esplanade (opposite Buick Street), Petone
Tuesday to Friday 12noon-4pm, weekends and public holidays 1-5pm
Contact: 04 568 8373   or

Sheet Music Archive of New Zealand Charitable Trust
‘Oh, I just love that song . . .’

From Under the Southern Cross: an exhibition of Kiwi song – a musical extravaganza showcasing 150 years of Kiwi song and music memorabilia. See the remaining original printing of the current national anthem and many others that claim to be the national anthem. Also featured are rare covers of some of New Zealand’s oldest songs and fascinating stories about our unique music history.

Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Until 19 June, Tuesdays to Sundays 10am-4pm
Contact: David Dell, 04 528 8595, or Aaron Laurence, 04 527 2168