This weekend is the Discover Kapiti Heritage Group open museum weekend.
The theme for the weekend is the Story of Transport across the region. Each Museum will share stories and displays regarding different aspects of transport.
Paekakariki Station Museum have a new display showing historic photographs of Centennial Highway, Paekakariki Hill Road and the Wellington & Manawatu Railway.
In conjunction with this display we have also produced a book outlining the different forms of transport that have been used throughout the Kapiti Region. Michael O’Leary, Paekakariki local writer and poet has produced the book on behalf of the Station Museum.
The book will be available for sale at the Museums and Paper Plus in Coastlands. Cost $ 15
In the book are historic photographs of road and rail travel throughout the region along with a section on aviation history and mentions of walkways and cycle ways. The book describes the various forms of transport and is informative and easy to read.
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Hi Neighbourly folk, this one should not be to hard.
A woman whose car was spun around by the wind twice on the Remutaka Hill Rd said the State Highway 2 route was too dangerous and should have been closed on Tuesday.
Gusts of up to 135 kmh blasted the summit of the road connecting Upper Hutt and South Wairarapa making for a hairy crossing for many motorists on Tuesday.
Waka Kotahi issued a warning on Tuesday afternoon via Twitter saying it might close the road at short notice due to high winds, but it remained open.
Regional transport systems manager Mark Owen said they were monitoring conditions on the hill, but the wind did not reach their threshold of consistently reaching gust speeds of over 140 kmh over at least a period of half an hour, which would trigger a closure.