The Life Story of a Family Bach

The Life Story of a Family Bach

The Life Story of a Family Bach Pat Menzies For several years in the 1930s our family from Miramar holidayed on the Kapiti Coast in rented accommodation, before purchasing a bach of our own in 1941, at Raumati Beach. The summer of 1937–38 saw us at Raumati South in a...
The NAC Connection

The NAC Connection

The NAC Connection Barbara Niccol During the years 1956–1959 there was a population explosion in Raumati South, as Paraparaumu Airport was during that time Wellington’s only airport. All the pilots, crew and support staff lived here on the coast, with The Esplanade...
Americans Everywhere

Americans Everywhere

Americans Everywhere Maurice Perry In about June 1942, after the war in the Pacific had started, the Government took over the farms between Paekakariki and Raumati South for a training area for United States marines, shortly to arrive in New Zealand. Three large camps...
3 Hotdogs Please and Hold the Sauce

3 Hotdogs Please and Hold the Sauce

3 Hotdogs Please and Hold the Sauce Roy and Bette Gunn The Gunn family (who then lived in Houghton Valley, Wellington) owned a holiday bach on Renown Rd in the early 1930s to 1951. George and Kathleen Gunn had five children; John, Helen, Sandra and the twins Roy and...
The Esplanade Since 1941

The Esplanade Since 1941

The Esplanade Since 1941 Glystar Inwood (née Leckie) I have lived in Raumati South since 1941. We lived at Number 61 The Esplanade, before the sea wall was built and before the road was extended to Queen Elizabeth Park. My parents knew Peter Head and his family who...