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Suzanne Aubert Meri Hōhepa’s Wellington: Historic Hīkoi

November 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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One event on November 1, 2022 at 10:00 am


The tour begins at Suzanne’s Historic Crèche (now the Pukeahu Education Centre) in Buckle Street. This was one of the first successful crèches to operate in New Zealand.

Around the corner is the Compassion Soup Kitchen in Tory Street, not far from its original location. The response of the Soup Kitchen to hunger and social isolation has been constant since 1901.

Next we will visit St Mary of the Angel’s, the church where Suzanne Aubert’s funeral was held in 1926. Wellington stopped and thousands lined Willis and Boulcott Streets to pay their respects to this extraordinary women who had done so much to help people, regardless of faith or background.

The tour finishes at Parliament. Suzanne walked through this part of town visiting politicians and supporters, and mixing her herbal remedies in Molesworth Street.

Bring your own lunch; a cup of tea will be available at the Soup Kitchen.

This event is free; but koha for the Compassion Soup Kitchen appreciated

Bookings are limited to 15 people.


Booking is required.

To make a booking, please contact us at heritagecentre@compassion.org.nz or (04) 383 7769.

Location: Begins at Pukeahu Education Centre, 191 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

Duration: 10am-3pm; 5 hours

Cost: Free / Koha for the Compassion Soup Kitchen appreciated.

Health & Safety: Please bring suitable walking shoes, water, sunscreen, and lunch. Dress for the weather. The walk will go ahead in most conditions.


November 1, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Pukeahu Education Centre
191 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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