Index Wellington Hutt Valley Porirua Kapiti Wairarapa 2014

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Index of Events
Date Event
Sun 24th August Heritage Month Launch
Daily. How We Used To Be
Week days Petone Old Jail Museum
Sats 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Sept Least we Forget” WWI (1914-1918) In memory of those who served
Sun 7th Sept Petone Heritage Walks
Fri 12th Sept Publicans of the Port Nicholson District in the Colony of New Zealand
Sat 13th Sept Walk of Champions Plaque Laying
Sun 21st Sept Upper Hutt CBD Heritage Walk
Sun 21st Sept Petone Heritage Bus Tour
Sun 21st Sept Open Day Upper Hutt Blockhouse, Blockhouse Lane, off McHardy St, Upper Hutt
Wed-Sat 24th to 27th Sept Memories of Main Street
Sun 28th Sept First NZ Labyrinth Hui
Sun 28th Sept Japan Spring Festival

Details of Events
Wellington Region Heritage Promotion Council
Heritage Month Launch
Register your request to attend Launch with Paul Lambert 04 526 3660 email by 19 August . Be Quick -expected to reach capacity quickly .($5.00 contribution on the day towards refreshments) Guest speaker Jeanette Robinson Director of National Army Museum . Exclusive viewing of WW1:Tracing the Footsteps From Trentham
Sun 24th August
4 pm Expressions, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Paul Lambert , 04 526 3660 022 130 1697
Jackson Street Programme
How We Used To Be
There will be a display in shop front windows throughout September of heritage photographs of Jackson Street. Visit at your leisure and also take in the Walk of Champions and take time to have a meal or a coffee break in one of the many quality eating places along the street.
24 hours.
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449
Petone Historical Society
Petone Old Jail Museum
Set in the 1909 Petone jail. Snapshots of the history of Petone and Jackson Street and includes videos of the making of Jackson Street and also the Walk of Champions.
Week days
Open most week days between 11am and 2pm – ring 939 2811 to check. Or register interest for a group visit any day of the week in September on
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449
Golder Cottage
Least we Forget” WWI (1914-1918) In memory of those who served
Like many other Upper Hutt families, the Golders sons went away to war, some returned, some did not. Come along and visit our tribute to those men and their families, and Upper Hutt’s part in world events. (Photographs, war records, memorabilia etc) “ At the going down of the sun and the morning, We will remember them”
Sats 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Sept
Open 1.30 - 4pm Golder Cottage, 707 Fergusson Drive Upper Hutt 5018 Admission fee applies
Golder Homestead Museum Society, Inc Phone (04) 528 9855
Petone Historical Society
Petone Heritage Walks
A 2 hour conducted walking tour of Petone.
Sun 7th Sept
1pm from Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone No charge. Register with name/s and contact details to email
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449
Lower Hutt Historical Society Inc.
Publicans of the Port Nicholson District in the Colony of New Zealand
Local historian Hilda McDonnell will speak about her search for inns and innkeepers of the Wellington area, 1840-1855.
Fri 12th Sept
7.30pm. The Anchorage, 132 High Street, Lower Hutt. Admission: $2
Hilda McDonnell Phone 04 9719788 Email
Petone Historical Society
Walk of Champions Plaque Laying
We continue this programme of honouring Petone sportspeople. There will be plaques laid for Mark Erwin, member of champion Four in 1967 to 1969, Riki Flutey, NZ Maori Rugby team 2002 – 3, and Michael Watt, Smallbore Rifle champion both indoor and outdoor from 1966 to 1982.
Sat 13th Sept
10.30am -meet at Jackson Street Programme office at 274 Jackson Street (beside Petone Police Station) and be part of three plaques being added to the Walk of Champions and the sharing of citations and morning tea afterwards.
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449
Upper Hutt Heritage Trust
Upper Hutt CBD Heritage Walk
Meet at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre to check out the exhibition WW1:Tracing The Footsteps From Trentham - that tells the story of the World War 1 Military Training Camp at Trentham - followed by a walk around the CBD heritage highlights ( approx one hour ). The Blockhouse will be open 11 am to 3pm and can be visited separately afterwards.
Sun 21st Sept
11 am, Expressions, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt.
All free.
Paul Lambert 04 526 3660 022 130 1697
Petone Historical Society
Petone Heritage Bus Tour
A 2 hour conducted bus tour.
Sun 21st Sept
2-4pm leaving from Petone Community House, 6 Britannia Street, Petone Register with name/s and contact details on Payment of $10 to Petone Historic Society via Westpac 030543 0101318 00 or posted to Treasurer, 143 The Esplanade, Petone 5012 to secure a place.
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449
Heritage New Zealand
Open Day Upper Hutt Blockhouse, Blockhouse Lane
, off McHardy St, Upper Hutt
Heritage New Zealand staff will be on hand to show you around and discuss the conservation works and history of the 1860s blockhouse used as a defence for local settlers during the 1860s Land Wars. The property is adjacent to Heretaunga College.
Sun 21st Sept
11am-3pm Gold Coin entry.
Contact Amy Hobbs Heritage New Zealand Ph 04 494 8281 email or
Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections
Memories of Main Street
The Library’s Heritage Collections will be running a pop-up Museum for a few days. This will feature photographic displays of Main Street over the decades. Visitors will be invited to digitally record their own memories of Main Street or bring in their own photos for scanning and adding to the Library’s Heritage Collections.
Wed-Sat 24th-27th Sept
10am to 3pm. Free admission. 2nd Floor, The Mall, 181 Main Street, Upper Hutt.
Reid Perkins ph.04 5272130
Frederic and Margaret Wallis Labyrinth Committee
First NZ Labyrinth Hui
The labyrinth is an ancient pathway of peace that is finding increasing authority in the modern world. Greater Wellington now has four permanent outdoor labyrinths sited in a hospital, school, church and private garden. All are open to the public. More are planned. In addition the city has two portable labyrinths for hire (free or a nominal fee). Two knee labyrinths carved in recycled rimu are available for staff and patients at Hutt Hospital. The first of three hui planned for the coming months at three different labyrinth sites. Builders, designers and landscapers will informally share their experiences, knowledge and growing expertise at a gathering aimed to inspire and inform. An opportunity to walk a labyrinth as a group and to talk with those involved with different labyrinths forms and expressions. Audio visual material will also be available. Followed by a light afternoon tea - koha please.
Sun 28th Sept
2.00 - 4.00pm Hutt Hospital Chapel Hutt Hospital is just north of the city. The chapel has entry from the labyrinth, set in the hospital precinct, and the main hospital entrance in the Heretaunga block.
Merran Fleming 972 7320
Hutt Minoh Friendship House
Japan Spring Festival
Enjoy Japanese cultural performances among the cherry blossoms and woodland gardens surrounding the historic former home of Professor von Zedlitz. Japanese cultural performances will include taiko drumming, a children’s dance group, kyudo (archery), calligraphy, kamishibai (children’s storytelling) and tea ceremony.
von Zedlitz was the first Professor of Modern Languages at Victoria College (later university) and lost his job during World War I because of his German heritage.
Sun 28th Sept
1-4pm, Hutt Minoh Friendship House, 38 Normandale Road, Lower Hutt. Park at Normandale Overbridge carpark or in Normandale Road above the main entrance. Admission free. Mobility parking available on site via main driveway. Event on rain or shine (programme can be moved indoors).
Rosemary McLennan, ph (04) 586 4180, on the day 586 3231.

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