Burma Lodge

Burma Rd., P.O.Box 13-155, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand

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The famous Beehive.The famous Beehive.

Commemorative plaque of Paddy the Wanderer.Commemorative plaque of Paddy the Wanderer.

Forum Posts

National Football Coach

by cambiamento

What's the coaches name? I am trying to track down someone I used to work with in Nottingham UK. His name is Michael (Mick) Waite. Last told he was football coach in New Zealand.

RE: National Football Coach

by planxty

Try this


It gives the whole management, apparently your mate isn't the manager, some guy called Ricki Herbert is.

RE: RE: National Football Coach

by planxty

I think he might now be at Team Wellington - try this


National Football Coach

by kiwi

He gets a mention here:
I'll check for more info.

National Football Coach

by kiwi

Just emailed you phone number and address.

RE: RE: National Football Coach

by cambiamento

many thanks, looks like the bloke I'm after.

Travel Tips for Wellington

NZ Centre of Power

by fishandchips

Parliament has been located in Wellington since 1865 when it was moved from Auckland - not the building obviously! The Beehive is one of New Zealand's icons though it's only the building that has the offices of the MPs and the Prime Minister.

Hills, Hills Everywhere You Walk

by djramey

Be prepared to walk, and walk up towards the sky. Wellington is known to have nice scenic walks (eg. Mt. Victoria), but everywhere you go will feel like you are walking up the side of a mountain.

From our apartment we had to walk downhill, which was a blessing, to get into the city but upon the way back we climbed around 250 steps to get to our level of the city.

This does provide for brilliant views of the city. If you do not like the walking up and down you might find the Wellington Trolley. I however enjoyed it and saw it as part of my exercise. Bad times were the late nights coming home from the bars. Nice enough of the city however to place benches halfway up the stairs.

So bring your hiking boots, water, and a compass that tells you to walk up and you will be set to walk in this most magnificent of cities.

Old Government Buildings

by vtveen

Just after the hustle and bustle of the shops of Lambton Quay lie the Old Government Buildings. We found it really impressive to see this massive building, knowing it was built of kauri wood. First we didn't recognise the difference between a brick building and this one. They made a great job with imitating bricks.

This should be the biggest wooden structure on the southern part of the world. We suppose there will be never again built such a nice building, while the kauri trees are now protected in New Zealand.

On the ground floor, with a DOC-office, are a couple of restored rooms, with some displays, open for the public. The rest of the building is used by the Victoria University.

Government Buildings are at the north end of Lambton Quay, opposite the Cenotaph (close to the Parliament Buildings).

Otari-Wilton’s Bush (2) – History, Tours, Trails

by Kakapo2

This forest reserve was originally coverd in dense podocarp broadleaf forest. Maori used the forest for hunting which gave it the name Otari, meaning “Place of Snares”.

When the Europeans arrived, some of the large trees were felled for the timber, and others were burnt off for creating farmland. One of the early landowners preserved 7 hectares of the original forest and fenced it off. His name was Job Wilton – and his forest became Wilton’s Bush.

In 1906 the forest became a Scenic Reserve. In 1926 the Otari Open Air Native Plant Museum was established. Dr. Leonard Coayne and J.G. McKenzie had the vision to conserve the native forest, cultivate plants from all over the country, and teach people about native plants. Their vision has become reality, and in many areas people try to copy their achievements.

If you want to learn more about NZ’s plants: Guided tours are available for groups (booking phone 04 499 1400), and they hold seminars and workshops from time to time.

At the Visitor Centre you can get a great brochure about the Nature Trail within the reserve. You walk from post to post (twelve in total), and can study the most common plants. You find the detailed description in the brochure. Allow 30 to 60 minutes to complete the trail. No wheelchair access to this trail – only to the Visitor Centre.

Bus # 14 from Lambton Quay, get off at Gloucester Street, outside the main entrance.
By car: Main car park on Wilton Road, another one on Churchill Drive.

Wellington International Airport

by djramey

See Gollum, from Lord of the Rings, hover over Wellington International Airport for his precious. Wellington Airport is actually quite nice for it's size and gets the job done without needless hastles along the way.

Air New Zealand and Qantas fly to and from Wellington to all of New Zealand's major airports and to Australia as well. It's only a 5 minute drive to downtown Wellington and lies just on this side of Miramar, home to Peter Jackson and WETA. You will fly over a large bay and land in a nice area of town which many choose to surf at.

There, on a side note, is a strong contengent now to rename the airport to Peter Jackson International Airport, thus in credit of the Lord of the Rings director and producer, a Wellington citizen.


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