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.
Chinese people have lived in the Hutt Valley from the 1880s when they had market gardens, particularly in Waiwhetu – Waterloo Road was originally called
In October 1955 Wellington artist Leonard Mitchell was commissioned to paint three murals for the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, then under construction. The murals
Today it’s mostly all about a public holiday, but for the first settlers Wellington Anniversary Day was a chance to celebrate overcoming the hardships of
Summer in the Hutt Valley over the years – family and church picnics, school picnics, swimming, lazing on the beach, beer on the beach, waterslides, fishing, tramping, enjoying
Edwin Jackson was a Petone settler, founder, entrepreneur and bricklayer, who gave Petone’s main street its name of Jackson Street. Born in England about 1826,