Index Wellington Hutt Valley Porirua Kapiti Wairarapa 2011

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Index of Events
Date Event
Daily Heritage Photographic Exhibition
Daily Bookshop
Daily Reading is Great Recreation
Tues - Suns Behind The Mask (Rediscovered portraits of Katherine Mansfield)
Sats Open Days On SS Hikitia And Conservation Laboratory
Sun 11 Sept The ’Penguin’ guided walk in the Karori Cemetery
Sun 18 Sept The History of the Onslow Rugby and Cricket Clubs
Wed 21 Sept ’Sport: the omnivore’s dilemma’
Weds & Sats Time Cinema Club Film Programme
Thu 22 Sept, Fri 23 Sept, Sat 24 Sept Men In Black
Sat 24 Sept & Sun 2 Oct Tiptoe through the Tulips
Sun 25 Sept Tramping Through History: Tararua Tramping Club
Sun 25 Sept Heritage Picnic On The Troup Picnic Ground - Remembering Recreation in the 1920-1940’s

Details of Events
Otari-Wilton’s Bush Native Botanic Garden & Forest Reserve
Heritage Photographic Exhibition
Otari through the decades 1920-2010.
9am-4pm. Information Centre, 160 Wilton Road, Wellington. Good off-street parking available. Disabled access.
Margaret Crimp, (04)475-3263,
Capital Books
For a wide range of relaxing recreation and heritage reading.
Mon-Thur 8.30-5.30, Fri 8.30-7.30, Sat 10.00-4.00, Sun Noon-4.00. 110 Featherston Street, Wellington. Access/Parking good.
Tim Skinner, (04)473-9358,
Arty Bees Books
Reading is Great Recreation
We have a great selection of fiction and non-fiction books available for browsing and purchase 7 days a week.
Mon-Thurs 9am - 9pm, Friday & Sat 9am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 9pm. The Oaks Building, Manners Street, Wellington City. On the bus route, parking available nearby. Disabled access to ground floor only.
Pippa Burch, (04)384-5339,
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
Behind The Mask (Rediscovered portraits of Katherine Mansfield)
For the first time, three portraits of New Zealand’s most famous writer are being shown together. Each portrait, one of which has never previously been exhibited, reveals an intensely different aspect of this complex, enigmatic young New Zealand woman. The painters, who were all contemporaries of Mansfield, make known what generally lay behind her self-imposed public mask. Recorded impressions of Mansfield by those who knew her, such as the renowned Bloomsbury Group, form the unsettling, biting background to this exhibition of portraits. Set within the context of the house where Mansfield was born, this exhibition allows the viewer to experience the colonial Victorian life Mansfield left behind, together with the new life she moved towards. This is a revealing expose of a woman who valued the protection - and the freedom - of the mask, a device essential to her as she negotiated a path between such diverging worlds.
Tues - Suns
Open: 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays). Adults: $8.00, Seniors and Students $5.00, Children $2.00. KMB Society members free. 25 Tinakori Rd, Thorndon, Wellington.
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace. Ph (04)473-7268.
Maritime Archaeological Association of New Zealand (MAANZ)
Open Days On SS Hikitia And Conservation Laboratory
The Maritime Archaeological Association of New Zealand run a conservation laboratory on SS Hikitia berthed near Te Papa on Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington. Come and see shipwreck items cannons, coins and other relics recovered from shipwrecks being conserved and have a guided tour of the grand old dame of Wellington (incl the Laboratory) - one of the oldest operating steam cranes in the World.
1.30pm. SS Hikitia is berthed near Te Papa on Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington. Admission free but donations gratefully accepted. Unfortunately no disabled access.
Ken Scadden, 28 Westhaven Drive, Tawa, Wellington 5028. 04)232-6484,
Karori Historical Society
The ’Penguin’ guided walk in the Karori Cemetery
A walk around the graves of those who are buried in Karori cemetery following the sinking of the Union Company SS Penguin in Cook Strait on 12th February 1909. The death toll was 72 - the majority were buried in the Karori cemetery and a number in the Mount Street cemetery too but also other places in New Zealand and also in Australia and one at least in England. The walk takes approximately 2 hours.
Sun 11 Sept
2pm. Assemble at the Main Chapel of the Karori Cemetery in Rosehaugh Avenue, Karori. There are no admission fees and parking is available.
Deirdre Wogan,, (04)934-4342 or Judith Burch,, (04)476-4400
Onslow Historical Society
The History of the Onslow Rugby and Cricket Clubs
Bruce Heather will speak about these two important northern suburbs clubs. A presentation covering their history with player reminiscences as told to Bruce over his lifelong interest in these two clubs.
Sun 18 Sept
3.30pm Nairnville Recreation Centre (Community Room - upstairs), cnr Cockayne Road and Lucknow Terrace, Khandallah, Wellington. Free event.
Murray Pillar, (04)473-3622,
The Friends of the Turnbull Library
’Sport: the omnivore’s dilemma’
A talk on the beautiful, horrible legacy of 20th C sport, by Charlotte Macdonald. This regular monthly meeting of The Friends of the Turnbull Library is a public talk given in conjunction with Heritage Month. Charlotte Macdonald is Associate Professor of History at Victoria University of Wellington.
Wed 21 Sept
5.30pm to approx 7.00pm. Turnbull House, Bowen Street, Wellington. Free lecture. No disabled access. No parking.
Rachel Underwood, (04)475-9394,
Time Cinema
Time Cinema Club Film Programme
The September film programme will feature several classic heritage films screened in our 32 seat cinema.
Weds & Sats
$8. Evening screenings. 191 Sutherland Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington. Matinee screenings by arrangement. Parking in Sutherland Road and adjacent streets. Disabled access to front row in auditorium.
John & Margaret Bell, (04)934-8463, ,
NZ Film Archive
Men In Black
This part of The Travelling Film Show at the Film Archive. Silent programme, with piano accompaniment. 70 mins.   The great “All Blacks” beginnings are shown here in this programme of early film, featuring the 1905 “Originals” and the “Invincibles” in their 1924-1925 English tour which saw them win all 28 matches!
Thu 22 Sept, Fri 23 Sept, Sat 24 Sept
All sessions 7pm. Tickets: $8 Public, $6 Concession (students and seniors)
Venue: NZ Film Archive, cnr Taranaki and Ghuznee Streets, Wellington
Steve Russell, Director, Corporate Services, The New Zealand Film Archive Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua, (04)384-7647 ext826, 021490689
Friends of Bolton Street Memorial Park
Tiptoe through the Tulips
A guided tour of the historic Wellington cemetery, featuring graves of early residents in the Wellington region. This is a popular recreational area, close to the city centre, of significant heritage interest. Duration: about 70 minutes.
Sat 24 Sept & Sun 2 Oct
Meet at Seddon Memorial, end of Kinross Street, at 2 pm. Admission: gold coin donation. Parking in Rose Garden. Main paths are suitable for disabled access; minor paths can be steep.
The Chapel in Bolton Street is open daily until 4 pm.
Judy Bale, (04)499-8588,
Mt Victoria Historical Society
Tramping Through History: Tararua Tramping Club
For decades, the Tararua Tramping Club has been an institution in Mt Victoria, based in an old church hall in Moncrieff Street. The club is also an institution in Wellington, and New Zealand, tramping history. Spend a Sunday afternoon hour with us and hear some history and anecdotes of this unique Wellington club from long-time member, Ian Baine.
Sun 25 Sept
2.30-3.30pm. Tararua Tramping Club rooms, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mount Victoria. Free event.
Joanna Newman, (04)385-2254,
Otari-Wilton’s Bush Trust
Heritage Picnic On The Troup Picnic Ground - Remembering Recreation in the 1920-1940’s
The Troup picnic ground is named after a former Mayor Sir George Troup (NZ Railways architect, called Ginger Bread George for his Dunedin railway station design). The bush reserve at Otari has been known as a picnic venue since the early 1900’s - people would walk from the end of the tram line at Wadestown to the reserve. Period dress is encouraged (flappers to the new look!). 1920’s to 1940’s was chosen as the period after Otari-Wilton’s Bush was made a reserve and the suburb of Wilton grew around the reserve. Prizes for best costumes. Please bring travel rug/groundsheet on the day. Some food and refreshments will be provided and donations sought to defray costs. Click for a pic
Sun 25 Sept
11am-4pm. Access is either from carpark on Wilton Road (steeper) or the carpark at the bottom of Churchill Drive (opposite Blackbridge Road) - approx 10mins for both. Facilities include toilet, shelter and barbeques and large flat grass area surrounded by native bush and stream. or
Margaret Crimp, (04)4753-263