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Peace Arch Commemoration 2019

Original Petone Peace Arch

Sat 20 July, 4 – 7:30pm
Jackson Street, corner of Richmond Street

You are warmly invited to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Petone Peace Celebrations on Jackson Street Petone with Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-one.

On the weekend of 19-21 July 1919, Petone citizens celebrated peace.  Our community took to the streets to sing, dance, create and march together through the Petone Peace Arch.  In defiance of a horrific war, we celebrated peace and harmony in our neighbourhood perched next to a beautiful harbour.

Today, 100 years later, that message of peace resonates more strongly than ever.  We are commemorating this celebration of peace with a reimagining of the arch – this time with a modern twist.   

We’d love you to join us and share your dreams for peace in 2019.


Peace Arch Commemoration 2019

4-6pm Whānau friendly art activities and performances
6pm Official lighting of the 2019 Peace Arch
6-7.30pm Music and peace celebrations within the Butcher and Brewer

All celebrations will be held on the corner of Jackson and Richmond Streets

Bring your friends and family to this special event and celebrate peace with Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-one.


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