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[POSTPONED] Political Cutz: Cutz in the Hutt
1.30 – 4pm, Saturday 29th August

Free |Book here to RSVP

[POSTPONED] This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

While it’s disappointing to have to reschedule this event, we want to help keep our visitors, artists, staff and community safe from the spread of COVID-19.

Petone Settlers Museum is still open, so do come and explore our exhibitions at your own pace. We encourage visitors to take the following precautions:

  • If you’re sick, stay home
  • Help protect yourself, your whānau and your community by signing in to the NZ COVID Tracer app on arrival
  • Try to keep a healthy distance away from other people
  • Wash your hands when you arrive and leave. We’re well stocked with soap and sanitiser
  • Wear a mask, if possible
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Be kind to our team and each other

As our Alert Levels change over the coming weeks, we’ll look at confirming a new date for the event. Check our website and social media for updates:

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and look after one another. Noho ora mai.

Ngā mihi,

The team at Petone Settlers Museum


Need a haircut? We need to talk!

You’re invited to enter the Political Cutz 2020 pop-up hair salon to share your thoughts on upcoming election issues in exchange for a free haircut.

Whether you’re a political animal, an apathetic everyman or a directionless concerned citizen, there’s some things we can all agree on; free things are good things, and better communication builds better communities.

Political Cutz is here to provide you, the public, with a friendly space to meet, connect, chill, chat and update your ‘do. Grab yourself a complimentary coffee and observe, interact with various local candidates standing in the upcoming election, or get a free haircut – in exchange for a political conversation with the hairdresser.

Please note Political Cutz 2020 is a politically neutral space and we approach this with no political alignment.

This event is part of Petone Settlers Museum’s newest exhibition, Enter The Hatmosphere, which celebrates 145 years of local company Hills Hats.


Hat Making Workshop at Hills Hats
9am, Saturday 22nd August

Cost – $60 | all materials provided – or bring a fabric of your choice

Book here to RSVP

Enter the Hatmosphere at Hills Hats factory and walk out with a hat of your very own making.

In this special workshop, go behind the scenes with the Hills Hats factory family and learn tricks of the hat-making trade.You’ll create your own piece of bespoke headwear, with help from the Hills Hats team.

Choose between two signature styles – the bucket hat or baseball cap – and pick your favourite material from the colourful Hills Hat range, or even bring your own!

You’ll wear your new hat with your head held high knowing that this incredible little factory designs and manufactures hats for the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6, Shapeshifter and Tiki Taane as well as Air New Zealand and the All Blacks.

Book now- places are limited and will fill fast!

This workshop is part of Petone Settlers Museum’s newest exhibition, Enter The Hatmosphere, which celebrates 145 years of local company Hills Hats.


Sand Castles Anyone?
Got to the beach and forgot your bucket? Borrow one from Petone Settlers Museum.