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Postponed – ‘Camp Paekākāriki’ interpretation site opening

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Kāpiti US Marines Trust warmly invites you to the opening of the ‘Camp Paekākāriki’ interpretation site opening.

12noon on Tuesday 21 June (wet weather date 28 June)

Enter Queen Elizabeth Park via the northern end and go past the Holiday Park.

At 1pm, after the opening, you are invited to share light refreshments with us in St Peters Hall in Paekākāriki.

Please RSVP to Allie – [email protected]

This will also provide an opportunity for members of the public to view Meet New Zealand, a short film made by Steve La Hood showing highlights from the recently acquired Norm Hatch New Zealand Collection (circa 1942), recently gifted to the Ngā Taonga sound and vision archive for the people of New Zealand.

The film shows excerpts from the collection of 30 films and over 673 black and white photographs including: U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to New Zealand in 1943 and her tour through Whakarewarewa with Guide Rangi Dennan. It also shows huge public events with Māori performances in Gisborne and Kāpiti. Other highlights are: rugby games, hospital scenes, dancing in the Cecil Club in Wellington, farm visits and extraordinary footage of the Marines beach-landing exercises under fire at Paekākāriki.

There will be two viewings of the film, one starting about 2pm and the other @ 5.30pm.

For more information about the film, Meet New Zealand, click here – 80th Anniversary Film Screenings

For more information contact:

Allison (Allie) Webber

M.021 465 678

E: [email protected]


June 21
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm