New Zealand Defence Force poster,
Reference No Eph-D-War-WWII-1940-01
Drawings, Paintings and Prints Collection



Hutt Valley



Kapiti Coast


Porirua Visitor Shop
8 Cobham Court,
Phone: 04 237 8088

Pataka Museum in association with the Kapiti Camera Club
We were there
A multi-media exhibition of Porirua’s contribution to the World Wars, featuring images from the Kapiti Camera Club and Pataka Museum Heritage Photograph Collection.
1-29 June, Monday to Saturday 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 11am-4.30pm
Corner Parumoana and Norrie Streets, Porirua
Contact: Pataka reception, 04 237 1511

Porirua Historical Association
Military history bus tour
A coach tour of historical military sites in Porirua City. Everything from Te Rauparaha to American Marines, including sites in Titahi Bay, Paremata, Grays Road, Battle Hill, Pauatahanui and covering a timespan from pre-European fortified to World War II defensive structures.
Saturday 21 June, 12.30-4pm. Cost per passenger: $10.
Departs from and returns to Pataka Museum, Parumoana Street, Porirua
Reservations to: June Penman, 06 236 743 or

Greater Wellington Regional Council
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
Battle Hill is on the old Pauatahanui-Paekakariki Hill Road and is the site of the last significant confrontation between Maori and Government forces in the Wellington area. A recently installed historical trail with large interpretation panels highlights the key points in Te Rangihaeata's stand against government troops in  August 1846.

Information and brochures on the walk can be obtained on or at  the Rangers office which is located at the homestead inside the main gate. Start the walk at the sign overlooking the graveyard; the interpretation panels will guide and inform  you of the historical battle as you climb a steep hill to the summit. On a fine day there is a wonderful view south towards the Pauatahanui Inlet. Return can be via the bush reserve to the starting point. Allow 1-2 hours to allow time to read the panels and enjoy the view of the surrounding countryside.
Contact: Ross Jackson, 04 802 0331 or 027 4498 487