Mildred Amelia (Mīria) Woodbine Johnson (Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) was born in Poverty Bay in 1876. In 1903 she married Māui Pomare, a physician and surgeon
Laurie Mantell was a local crime writer with an international reputation. She was born Lorraine Hosking at Pahiatua in 1916. After marrying, Mantell moved to
Before she was a famous author Margaret Mahy was a librarian. Her first professional post in 1958 was at the Petone Library where she was the assistant librarian.
In October 1955 Wellington artist Leonard Mitchell was commissioned to paint three murals for the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, then under construction. The murals
The Wainuiomata Swimming Baths officially opened on 25 November 1967.
In July 1882 Nathaniel Valentine, an early settler in the Hutt Valley, opened the Marine Retreat Hotel at the southern entrance to Petone. The Hotel