Secrets of QEII Park

Secrets of QEII Park

Secrets of QEII Park This gateway to the park is where residents are most likely to meet their neighbours. Sometimes it seems the whole township is here on those balmy evenings, either mountain biking or walking the many challenging coastal or inland tracks. You can...
Secrets of QEII Park

Raumati South Now

Raumati South Now This is the earliest known building in Raumati South. It is still occupied at No 6 Glen Road. Built by the original landowners, the building and surrounding farm was bought and occupied by Mr George Cripps in 1912. He had moved to the area for his...
The Spring Tide of 1976

The Spring Tide of 1976

The Spring Tide of 1976 Many home owners were evacuated by the fire brigade. Mrs Mary Sutherland had finally been persuaded to leave only hours before her home completely split in half during the day after the Monday night storm, after which all that was left was a...
Singing for their Supper

Singing for their Supper

Singing for their Supper I was a member of the Miramar Methodist Bible Class in the 1940s, and I remember that once or twice a year we made a journey to the Kapiti district to conduct church services. I was the organist, and other members of the Bible Class led the...
Rosetta Road and Bert’s Way

Rosetta Road and Bert’s Way

Rosetta Road and Bert’s Way The naming of Rosetta Road The story goes that the lawyer, Brian Vickerman, who was working for the Eatwells when this area was being developed, asked if he could name the street when the road was pushed through. He was duly allowed to do...