Patumahoe: A Social History

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Kay Carter has provided us with an invitation to pre-purchase a much awaited publication – Patumahoe: A Social History.

Update: Book is now longer available at the pre-purchase price, but you can still obtain a copy by going to this page.

The Patumahoe Heritage Group has worked assiduously for several years, collating, compiling and archiving local material in order to provide local residents with a gold-mine of information and local history.


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Patumahoe History project – Open Meeting

Image provided courtesy of Mike Michie

Image provided courtesy of Mike Michie

Patumahoe History Project


Recording the past for the future

The proposal is to record our history over 3 years, engaging the skills of a funded senior journalism/history student to collate and edit our collective knowledge.

This would be separate from, but would dovetail with the upcoming 150th school reunion in September 2016.  (Edit: 18/1/2016   Date of reunion is Labour weekend – 22nd – 24th October 2016)
You are invited to a public meeting at 7.30 Tuesday 26th Feb in the School Hall for more information, and to share ideas.

If you have local knowledge or wisdom, ideas, enthusiasm or skills which could be useful for this project, we look forward to your input!

For more information, contact Kay Carter 236-3809.

Patumahoe Community Support Charitable Trust

Was set up in 2003, as a vehicle to hold assets for the Patumahoe community.

As the local community had raised the money for the local Fire Brigade’s Rapid Response Vehicle and equipment, this was the trust’s first project.

It was designed to be separate and autonomous with the Fire Brigade, and was originally named Patumahoe  Emergency Support Charitable Trust. Two trust members are Fire Brigade representatives.

The long term vision was that, as a charitable Trust, it would be in a position to respond to further community projects as appropriate.

The church project came to the Trust members’ attention in 2006, and for various reasons it has taken until now for this project to near fruition.

The name has changed recently to the present more appropriate name of Patumahoe Community Support Charitable Trust, with the advantages and transparency Charitable Trust registration brings.

Trustees are Graeme Weck, Lex Wilcox, Bruce Carter, Norman Taylor, Craig Howe, Paul Wallbutton.

Patumahoe Community Support Charitable Trust