Index Wellington Hutt Valley Porirua Kapiti Wairarapa 2016

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 • Tues 6 Sept: Karori Historical Society meeting - a talk & tour of City Archives, 7.30pm
City Archives is a treasure trove of information documenting the history and development of Wellington.
Find out how the Archives
can help with your research, and see materials relating to Karori.
28 Barker St, near Basin Reserve. RSVP
E: inkagh@clear.net.nz or Adrian T: 04 973 2612.

• Tues 6 Sept: South Pole tractors display outside Wellington Museum
Sir Edmund Hillary led the first party to reach the South Pole by motor vehicle using three TE-20 Massey Ferguson
Tractors, which will be displayed at the Museum. Queens Wharf.

• Thurs 15 & 29 Sept; Sat 1, Weds 5 & Fri 7 Oct – Screening of The Battle of the Somme, 7pm
This UNESCO listed film is being screened free of charge,
marking the 100th anniversary of the battle. Shot and screened
in 1916, it was the first feature-length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and war were perceived by
the public.
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St.
http://www.ngataonga.org.nz/.

• Wed 14 September – Panel Discussion on Downstage’s contribution to NZ theatre, 5.30pm
With Laurie Atkinson, Peter Bland, Sunny Amey, John Smythe, and Murray Lynch (chair).
This FoTL event accompanies a new Turnbull Gallery exhibition called
Standing Ovation: Half a century of Downstage.
Tiakiwai Conference Centre, Lower Ground, National Library, Aitken Street entrance.
Free, though donations are welcome. Full details and updates
at
www.turnbullfriends.org.nz. Enquiries: fotl@paradise.net.nz.

• Thurs 15 Sept – Curio Show at Wellington Museum, 6pm
Get an item appraised by entertaining antique specialists Peter Wedde and Simon Manchester.
Learn how to
preserve items or just come along and enjoy an entertaining evening.
To book an appraisal T: 04 472 8904. Sessions will run from 6pm-7pm and 7.30pm-8.30pm.
Spaces
are limited so get in quick. Koha.

• Sat 24 Sept – Researching Your House workshop, 10am-1.30pm
A great opportunity
to learn about land records, on line resources and various other tools and information to assist in researching
homes. With presenters from Archives New Zealand, Wellington City Library, City Archives, and the National Library of New Zealand, along with a conservation architect and a heritage historian. Bookings essential by 16 Sept T: 04 494
8320. E:
infocentral@heritage.org.nz.
More info from David
Watt E: dwatt@heritage.org.nz. Antrim House, 63 Boulcott St Wellington.

Sat 24 Sept – Otari-Wilton’s Bush Open Day, 10am-3pm:
10am – Native plants for sale on the Cockayne Lawn;
11am-2pm – Open
Science Lab in the Information Centre, get hands on with the microscopic to explore creatures that live in the bush.
11.30-12.30pm – Free guided walk through Otari-Wilton’s Bush with stories about NZ native
plants (meet at the Information Centre).
12.30 – Opening
of the lower Fernery entrance and a new installation of pou (posts) carved from local timber.
1.30-2.30pm – Free guided
walk through the Bush.
There will be stalls and displays from
community groups.Refreshments available all day.
160 Wilton
Road, Wilton. Number 14 bus from City. T: 04 499 4444    http://www.wellington.govt.nz/Otari