The Societyís Next Meeting will be held on


Tuesday 6 March 2012


At St Ninianís Hall, Newcombe Crescent, Karori

at 7.30 pm

Members and friends welcome



The speaker will be Vicki Treadell, The British High Commissioner, who will speak about her diplomatic career.



Welcome to the first meeting of 2012

We trust that everyone enjoyed a peaceful and happy Christmas, and that the Year of the Dragon will bring prosperity and good health to us all. After a wonderfully sunny Christmas Day the weather has been rather indifferent but that is something we cannot control.


Supper will be served after the talk.


December 2011 meeting

Although the British High Commissioner had to attend a high level delegation in Auckland which prevented her speaking to us, Richard Nanson was a very satisfactory alternative. Richard has had a lifetime in the horticultural world and he gave us a very interesting and informative talk about his own career and something about the history of the garden at Homewood. Following his talk we enjoyed refreshments in the reception room at Homewood.


The Stockade

A copy of The Stockade, number 43 2011 is enclosed with this Newsletter. Congratulations to our editor Jo Elworthy for an interesting selection of articles.

Karori and its people

The good news is that due to a very enthusiastic response from the public before Christmas the Burchís garage was bare and still the requests for copies of the book kept coming. The better news is that at our first 2012 committee meeting we agreed to do a reprint of 1000. We believe there is still a lot of interest in our book within Karori and Wellington, and also in other parts of New Zealand, particularly the North Island.  We realise the sales will probably not be as rapid as the first printing, but we believe with some strategic advertising and our members spreading the word, we will eventually sell them all. We hope the reprint will be available in 3-4 months.


AGM - New Committee Members

The AGM of the society is held at the June meeting. We would like to hear from anyone interested in joining the Karori Historical Society Committee. We are especially interested in people who are competent at using a computer, especially word processing, or have marketing and/or publicity experience, or archival skills.