Index Wellington Hutt Valley Porirua Kapiti Wairarapa 2013

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Index of Events
Date Event
Daily Early Maps and Plans of the Hutt Valley
Daily Photo Display
Weekdays New Exhibitions at the "Old Jail" museum
Sat 7th Sept History of the Wainuiomata Valley
Sat 7th Sept Display: History of the Wainuiomata Valley
Sat 7th Sept Two Local Movies
Sats 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Sept Crafts of Yesteryear
Fri 13 Sept - Sun 15 Sept Upper Hutt 2013 Stamp Show – NZ National Stamp Exhibition
Fri 13th Sept Delivering New Zealand - newspaper heritage online
Sat 14th Sept Walk of Champions
Sat 14th Sept Saving the Past - Planning the Future
Sun 15th Sept Historical Walks around Petone
Wed 18th Sept Upper Hutt Heritage Quiz
Sat 21st Sept DVD: Rimutaka Incline Railway
Sat 21st Sept Explore Petone by Bus
Sun 22nd Sept The historic BLOCKHOUSE
Sun 22nd Sept Historical Walks aound Petone
Wed 25th Sept Visit Stonestead Homestead
Sat 28th Sept Then And Now
Sun 29th Sept Historical Walks around Petone
Sun 29th Sept Cherry Blossom Festival

 

Details of Events
Hutt City Council Archives and the Heritage Centre, Petone Library
Early Maps and Plans of the Hutt Valley
Display of early maps and plans of the Hutt Valley
Daily
War Memorial Library Corner Queens Drive and Woburn Road, Lower Hutt. Opening hours Monday – Friday 10am – 8.30pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Closed on public holidays. Free Admission
Jennie Henton, City Archivist, Hutt City Council Archives Phone: 04 589 0460 Email: hccarchives@huttcity.govt.nz Clark Stiles, Heritage Coordinator, Hutt City Libraries Phone: 04 587 0498 Email: clark.stiles@huttcity.govt.nz
Jackson Street Programme
Photo Display
A display in the Petone Library of photos and history of some of the heritage buildings in Jackson Street, Petone, with a brief description of the street.
Daily
Library opening hours. Petone Library, 7 Britannia St, Petone.
Hellen Swales 027 528 6799
Petone Historical Society
New Exhibitions at the "Old Jail" museum
There will be new exhibitions opening during September. Pop in frequently.
Weekdays
11am to 3pm. Old Jail Museum, Jackson St, Petone.
Roy Hewson ph 568 6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society (Inc)
History of the Wainuiomata Valley
The unveiling of 10 display panels, researched and compiled by Gavin Wallace, President of our Society, outlining the history of the Wainuiomata district from early settlement through to the year 2000. Our museum is open each Sunday between 2 - 4pm.
Sat 7th Sept
2pm at the Museum (in the grounds of the Wainuiomata Primary School) Afternoon tea will be provided.
Iris Fraser, Secretary irisf@clear.net.nz
Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society (Inc),
Display: History of the Wainuiomata Valley
Unveiling 10 display panels, researched and compiled by President Gavin Wallace, on the history of Wainuiomata district from early settlement through to 2000. Museum open every Sunday 2- 4pm.
Sat 7th Sept
2pm Wainuiomata Museum, Wanuiomata Primary School grounds.
wainuimuseum@gmail.com
Eastbourne Historical Society
Two Local Movies
Together with the Lions Club will be showing a collection of old movies from the Film Archives at Muritai School Hall 2 p.m and again at 5 p.m. The films include “Sunshine Sands” about Days Bay and “Hometown Boomtown 1983 a documentary about development of Wellington Central Region.
Sat 7th Sept
2pm and 5pm. $5 single $10 Family. Muritai School Hall.
Golder Cottage
Crafts of Yesteryear
Traditional crafts of yesteryear (hand crafts, and hobbies) on display. Details to be advised - meeting to confirm details on. Tues 20th August
Sats 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Sept
1.30pm. - 4pm 707 Ferguson Drive, Upper Hutt Admission fee applies
Golder Homestead Museum Society,Inc (04) 528 9855
Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre
Upper Hutt 2013 Stamp Show – NZ National Stamp Exhibition
Marking the 50th Jubilee of the Upper Hutt Stamp Club with a wide range of displays from  NZ and overseas. The Club has produced ‘customised advertising  labels’ (CALS) of two heritage buildings in Upper Hutt.
Fri 13 Sept - Sun 15 Sept
open Fri 13th 10am-5pm, Sat 14th, 10am- 5pm, Sun 15th 10am-4pm. Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt
Paul Lambert or upperhutt2013@gmail.com
Lower Hutt Historical Society
Delivering New Zealand - newspaper heritage online
A talk by Clark Stiles about digitalised New Zealand newspapers. Clark is the heritage coordinator at Hutt City Libraries and is responsible for developing and delivering heritage on line.
Fri 13th Sept
7.30pm at Hutt Horticultural Societies Rooms, Laings Rd, (by the city council carpark).
Neil Coup Hutt City Library ph 570 6666
Petone Historical Society
Walk of Champions
A further three plaques for past NZ sporting champions will be laid in Jackson Street, Petone. Peter Wear (Rowing) Bruce Jones (Rowing) and Bob Arthur (Smallbore rifle shooting).
Sat 14th Sept
10.15am - meet at The Old Jail Museum
Roy Hewson ph 568 6449 E: roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Hutt Hospital Labyrinth Committee
Saving the Past - Planning the Future
Hutt Hospital is the only hospital in the southern hemisphere with a labyrinth available to everyone using or visiting the hospital. Learn the fascinating story of how this ancient relic came to be built in Lower Hutt in time for the millennium celebrations by members of the Hutt Valley community, many of whom had never walked or even seen a labyrinth before, and why 7˝ years later it was threatened with demolition. The story of how this beautiful in-ground labyrinth was saved when it became the first such labyrinth to be relocated anywhere in the world will surprise and delight you. It will be told through a 15 minute power point presentation of the move followed by a 30 minute DVD of Noel Cheer [Triangle Television] discussing with Lyn Bavin how labyrinths can be used in hospitals. An English oncology nurse Lyn and her husband Richard spearheaded the original build of the labyrinth. In its short history the labyrinth, a replica of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France build to reflect the colours of NZ’s bush and landscape, has brought to Lower Hutt a cherished taonga. Both an artwork that becomes a living sculpture as it is walked and a pathway of peace, a strong tradition of labyrinth walking and celebrations is emerging. This will be your opportunity to learn more and to experience labyrinth walking for yourself. Afternoon tea and the opportunity to walk the labyrinth as a group will follow.
Sat 14th Sept
2pm. Hutt Hospital precinct and chapel. Behind the hospital bus stop on High Street and beside that path from the bus stop, leading through the listed heritage trees, to the main hospital entrance. No admission cost, but afternoon tea koha appreciated
Merran Fleming, Labyrinth Committee chairperson
Peone Historical Society
Historical Walks around Petone
We will be holding three guided historical walks on 15th, 22nd & 29th Sept. See details below.
Today’s walk is "East end of Petone"
Sun 15th Sept
2pm - 4pm. Gather at Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone
Roy Hewson ph 568 6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Upper Hutt Library
Upper Hutt Heritage Quiz
Enter as an individual or team (max 6 people ) prizes to be won .Lots of fun -learn about Upper Hutt -quizmaster -Heritage Promotion Council member Paul Lambert
Wed 18 Sept
2pm at Upper Hutt Library.  Free
Paul Lambert  04 526 3660  or 022 130 1697
Upper Hutt Library
60 minutes dvd on the historic Rimutaka Incline Railway
which closed in 1955 - kind permission of dvd producers - great footage of the Incline Railway in action - interviews with those involved.
Sat 21st Sept
2pm at Upper Hutt Library. Free.
Paul Lambert  04 526 3660  or 022 130 1697
Petone Historical Society
Explore Petone by Bus
If there are enough bookings, Roy Hewson will conduct a 2 hour bus tour around Petone.
Sat 21st Sept
2pm from Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone. $10. Bookings essential by noon Thurs 19th September.
Roy Hewson ph 568 6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Petone Historical Society
Historical Walks aound Petone
We will be holding three guided historical walks on 15th, 22nd & 29th Sept. See details below.
Today’s walk is "Central Petone".
Sun 22nd Sept
2pm - 4pm. Gather at Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone
Roy Hewson ph 568 6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
The historic BLOCKHOUSE
The historic BLOCKHOUSE
-built in 1860 will be open for the public - it was built as a result of increasing conflict between Maori and the Crown in the 1860's but never saw action !  It was used as a court house and police house -Category 1 historic place.
Sun 22nd Sept 
Midday - 3pm.  G
old coin donation
Blockhouse Lane -off McHardie Street , Wallaceville   (behind Heretaunga College)
Paul Lambert  04 526 3660
or 022 130 1697
Stonestead Homestead
Visit for Devonshire Tea over lunch -great  home cooked scones  -and join owner Kevin Bold as he shares the history of the homestead including its ghost story -
Wed 25th Sept 11am - 1pm   bookings needed on 526 6838 -groups welcome
Plateau Road , Te Marua-Upper Hutt
Paul Lambert  04 526 3660 or 022 130 1697
Petone Historical Society
Then And Now
Petone preserved in the present. A day of eclectic activities to explore the Petone link in any of 10 rooms in the Petone Community House, built in 1887. Take in yesterday and well before that. Peruse or buy books about the past, listen to family stories and live string music. Be entertained by dramatic readings of books by Geraldine Brophy and friends.
Sat 28th Sept
10am - 4pm Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone Ph 04 568 7798 Gold coin donation please.
Beverley 5687798 or M 021 293 6730
Petone Historical Society
Historical Walks around Petone
We will be holding three guided historical walks on 15th, 22nd & 29th Sept. See details below.
Today’s walk is "Western end of Petone"
Sun 29th Sept
2pm - 4pm. Gather at Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone
Roy Hewson ph 568 6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Hutt Minoh Friendship House
Cherry Blossom Festival
Hutt Minoh Friendship House is a Japanese cultural centre set up with help from Lower Hutt’s sister city Minoh in Osaka. Immerse yourself in an afternoon of Japanese culture at one of Lower Hutt’s most historic houses set in a woodland garden with cherry blossoms flowering. Calligraphy, ikebana and shibori on display, also demonstrations of judo, tea ceremony and kamishibai traditional story telling for children. On wet or fine,
Sun 29th Sept
1 - 4 pm Minoh House,38 Normandale Road, Lower Hutt,
Rosemary McLennan, Chairperson 586 4180, on the day 586 3231.