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September – Discover Kapiti Heritage group:
Visitors to Kapiti’s heritage venues (see following listings) will also have the opportunity to enter a free competition
for sponsored prizes (which includes a 45 minute scenic fight around Kapiti) when they visit any of the nine museums within the group
during September. See updates at http://www.kapitiheritage.org.nz.
– Te Whenua, the
Mahara Gallery’s fifth children’s art and environment project with a Kapiti school and Nga Manu Nature Reserve.
Mahara Gallery, Mahara Place, Waikanae. Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm. www.maharagallery.org.nz.
• September &
October – Southward Car Museum, Otaihanga
Housing over 350 automobiles and other exhibits including aircraft, bicycles, a range of vintage tools and other automobile
memorabilia plus a vintage fire engine. www.southwardcarmuseum.co.nz.
& October – Museum of Aviation, Paraparaumu:
A great collection of aircraft models, alongside aviation and airport heritage, including the propeller
from Will Scotland’s Caudron biplane. Other displays feature memorabilia from RNZAF aircraft in WW2 from 1945 to 1970.
227 Near airport, Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu. http://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/3190.
& October – The Wellington Tramway Museum
View the collection of old Wellington Trams, browse through the museum exhibits and see photos
of when “Trams Were Trumps” in Wellington.
Queen Elizabeth Park at Mackay’s Crossing, Paekakariki. www.wellingtontrams.org.nz.
September & October – Not
Only Te Rauparaha & Hadfield but also … exhibition
at Otaki Museum
Features 37 of the 100 local personalities whose stories are told in the book of the same name by historian Rex Kerr.
49 Main Street, Otaki. Open on Thurs, Fri & Sat, 10 am – 2pm. Free entry. www.otakimuseum.co.nz.
& October – Five early paintings by Frances Hodgkins & Girolamo P.
These artworks have been borrowed from the Field Collection and Hodgkins curator Avenal McKinnon.
Mahara Gallery, Mahara Place, Waikanae. Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm. www.maharagallery.org.nz
• Fri 9-Sun 11
September – Waikanae Family History Group presentations
• Sat 24 & Sun 25 Sept – Gold Coast Rock ‘n roll Club dance performance, 2-4pm:
Along with these events, Kapiti Coast Museum is also showing Lens and Lead, an exhibition on the
Ruddleston Trophy Deer’s head originally displayed in the former Waikanae Hotel.
Videos, photos and artefacts provided by Kapiti Deer Stalkers Association, Deer Museum, MANAKAU,
Hunting and Fishing Otaki and the Kapiti Photographic Society.
9 Elizabeth Street, Waikanae. Open Fri 1pm-4pm, Sat & Sun 2pm-4pm. www.kapiticoastmuseum.org.nz.
• Sat 10 Sept -
Floor talk by curator Janet Bayly, 2pm
A talk on the five early paintings by Frances Hodgkins & Girolamo P. Nerli currently
on display. Mahara Gallery, Mahara Place, Waikanae. See above for opening hours.
• Sat 24 Sept
– by Steam Incorporated’s Open Day, 10am-4pm
A full selection of locos both diesel and steam and carriages will be on display. This is a chance to
get up close and personal, look in their cabs, and inspect the workshops. Staff will be on hand for guided tours and to help
with any information you may need.
The Engine Shed, next to Paekakariki Station Museum.
• Fri 30 Sept
– The Paekakariki Station Museum
Art activities for kids, years 1-5, 10am- 12pm; years 6 up, 1-3pm. Families welcome to both sessions. Gold coin to cover materials.
Please RSVP a text message to 021744485.
Paekakariki Railway Station. Open Sat & Sun 11am-1pm.
• Sat 17 Sept
– Paekakariki History Afternoon, 1.30pm
Bring your memories and memorabilia and hear historian Anthony Dreaver’s talk
Paekakariki, the gateway: How the village has been created and shaped by its location.
St Peters Hall, Paekakariki.
• Wed 7 Sept
– A talk on Kapiti’s Marines, 10.30 am
Local historian Anthony Dreaver will explore why 15,000 Americans came to Kapiti Coast in 1942-43; how NZ catered
for them; and the impact on the district.
Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room, Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu (limited seating).
For more information on the Kapiti US Marines Trust visit www.marinenz.com