In August 1943 Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, visited New Zealand. She had been invited by Prime Minster Peter Fraser and was
The Petone Settlers Museum was constructed in 1939 to commemorate the centennial of the Wellington Province. It marks the arrival in Petone of the first
In the 1970s Patricia Bartlett, Lower Hutt morals campaigner, was a household name. Born in Napier in 1928, Bartlett trained as a teacher before entering
Mildred Amelia (Mīria) Woodbine Johnson (Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) was born in Poverty Bay in 1876. In 1903 she married Māui Pomare, a physician and surgeon
Laurie Mantell was a local crime writer with an international reputation. She was born Lorraine Hosking at Pahiatua in 1916. After marrying, Mantell moved to
Before she was a famous author Margaret Mahy was a librarian. Her first professional post in 1958 was at the Petone Library where she was the assistant librarian.