Trans­port theme for her­itage event

Kapiti Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Trains, planes and au­to­mo­biles - from the past - are on show as part of the an­nual Dis­cover Ka¯piti her­itage week­end.

Mu­se­ums from across the Ka¯piti Coast will share the story of trans­port with dis­plays from

taki to Paeka¯ka¯riki on Septem­ber 30 and Oc­to­ber 1.

Dis­cover Ka¯piti Her­itage Group chair­man Al­lan Car­ley said the event pro­moted the dis­trict’s his­tory - the ideal chance for peo­ple to dis­cover Ka¯piti’s past through its nine mu­se­ums.

Events across the dis­trict would in­clude the taki Mu­seum, which would run a trans­portre­lated ex­hi­bi­tion along­side its cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion on the his­tory of the taki Health Camp.

The Ka¯piti Coast Mu­seum in Waikanae would run a Mem­ory Lane pho­to­graphic dis­play, along with a time­line of trans­port in the re­gion over the last 170 years in­clud­ing the $630 mil­lion Kapiti ex­press­way opened in Fe­bru­ary.

The event would in­clude South­ward Car Mu­seum in

tai­hanga, which fea­tured more than 400 cars, mo­tor­bikes, and planes, fit­ting with the trans­port theme for the week­end.

Welling­ton Tramway Mu­seum at Queen El­iz­a­beth Park, Paeka¯ka¯riki will be run­ning their tram ser­vice to the beach and back on both days with the last tram leav­ing for the beach at 4pm.

Also at Queen El­iz­a­beth Park, will be the Ka¯piti US Marines Trust who will have a host at the US Marines Memorial and the re­stored hut on both days of this week­end.

Vis­i­tors will see what life was like in the marines’ camps.

The Mu­seum of Avi­a­tion at Para­pa­raumu will show­case the his­tory of flight with their col­lec­tion of model aero­planes and pho­to­graphs.

Steam In­cor­po­rated will be putting on a trip to Waipuku­rau called Steam into Spring on Satur­day. They will open their site at Paeka¯ka¯riki on Sun­day to show­case their trains to the com­mu­nity.

The nearby Paeka¯ka¯riki Sta­tion Mu­seum will dis­play a new ex­hi­bi­tion on lo­cal road and rail trans­port.

They will be re­leas­ing a book by lo­cal Michael O’Leary on the his­tory of rail in Paeka¯ka¯riki, mark­ing 25 years since the com­mu­nity saved the sta­tion from de­mo­li­tion and con­verted it to the mu­seum.

For event kapi­ti­her­ de­tails see:


The Otaki Mu­seum will be part of the Dis­cover Kapiti Her­itage week­end.

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