Here you’ll find an eclectic range of thoroughly modern businesses – specialty shops and fashion boutiques, cafés, bars, restaurants and movie theatres. Walk further, to the west end of the street, and you’ll find large format retailers offering big brands at keen prices. Jackson Street – the complete shopping, entertainment and food destination, where there’s always something special.
So come and visit our village of Petone - we're only a 10 minute drive from the Wellington CBD.
BUS: from Wellington to Petone you can catch either: the Airport Flyer, no. 81 or no. 83; Buses from Upper Hutt: no. 110 (goes through Lower Hutt); Buses from Nae Nae: no: 130 (also goes through Lower Hutt).
TRAIN: trains from the Hutt Valley line and the Melling line stop at Petone Railway Station. Jackson Street is right across the road from the station so it's only a 1 minute walk until you hit the first shop!
PARKING: all Petone streets have FREE parking - Jackson Street (main street) does have free parking but times are limited. Parking areas are also behind Petone Library (entrance via Britannia St or Richmond St); Beach Street (opposite the Light House Cinema); or off Elizabeth Street.
HISTORY: look at our plaques on some of our buildings, plaques along the Walk of Champions, and soak in our heritage as Petone is the home of NZ's first English settlers and NZ's first planned settlement! We have events planned all of September - NZ's Heritage Month.
JACKSON STREET PROGRAMME - OFFICE HOURS: the JSP office is open Monday-Friday generally 9am-3pm but hours may vary: Historic Police Station, 274b Jackson Street.
OLD JAIL MUSEUM: is behind the JSP office, and is open during JSP office times.
VISITOR INFORMATION: the JSP office also operates a small Visitor Information Centre, so pop-in - we'd love to see you!
Father's Day: Sunday, 4 September
Father's Day is not too far away so are you sorted for a gift for that special man in your life? No? Not to worry as we're here to help you - here are a few suggestions...
* NZique, Petone: we have such a wide range of product suitable for everyone's dads! From socks to big rustic man platters that could be used for all the fave treats on game night. We have photo prints of Wellington and all over New Zealand. We also have Tin Man prints which everyone loves.
154 Jackson Street; ph: 589-2091
* SkinDeep Cosmetic Laser Clinic: why wax only to have it grow back? Say goodbye to Harry the hairy back forever with Laser Hair removal treatments. Book your complimentary consultation.
Half Back only $99 per treatment usually $195.
Packages and concessions available for pre paid.
350 Jackson Street Petone; ph: 568 9251
* B Lounge: $25pp fixed 3 course menu with free glass of beer to all fathers; bookings essential.
340 Jackson Street; ph: 568 8948
* Dutch Shop: have a fantastic range of Chocolates available for Fathers Day - what about a boxed variety of 6 Chocolate Hearts at only $12.49.
89 Jackson Street; ph: 568 9338
* Lluma | The Candle Store: spoil your Dad with a manly fragranced candle or diffuser from Lluma!
123 Jackson Street; 568 8080
* Build-a-Birthday: do you find it difficult thinking of a special gift for your Dad? or are you having a special dinner for him? Why not spoil you dad with this special Fathers Day balloon bouquet. We can also tailor one to suit your dad's interests, such as adding all blacks or football balloons and much more!
252 Jackson Street; ph: 971 9710
* Lone Star Petone: got plans for Father’s Day? Now you have! Gather the crew up, head to Lone Star Petone to celebrate your dad being a legend and we’ll throw in an extra surprise for him! Open for lunch from midday and dinner 5.00pm. Call now to get on to our preferential list.
296 Jackson Street; ph: 568 2555
* House of Knives:
= Manicure: House of Knives carry a wide selection of quality German manicure and pedicure items. We have old fashioned straight razors, safety razors, double edged razor blades (these are getting harder and harder to buy), plus we have a big selection of manicure sets suitable for men. These range from simple 3pce sets to larger and more comprehensive sets complete with nail nippers etc.
A really popular scissor for men is our Dovo Lanza scissor which features large finger rings (great for big fingers!) and is double calibrated, with a micro-serration to grip the nail. These scissors won a Red Dot Award for design and they really are something special. There is also a matching pair of cuticle scissors and nail nippers - all available individually. Some of our manicure sets also include this style of scissor. Very classy looking satin finish.
= Knife Sharpeners: then we have a variety of knife sharpening ideas. We have stocked the world renown ChefsChoice Electric Sharpening machines for many years.There are several models to select from covering all sorts of knives - kitchen, asian, hunting, fishing, outdoor style etc. There is also a manual version available that is expremely popular. These sharpeners use diamond abrasives to put an edge on the knives, and come with very explicit instructions, although the machines themselves are particularly easy to use. They have pre-set angle so there is no guesswork and no skill needed. And then we also stock the sought after DICK steels - many styles according to specific purposes. Loved by butchers!
= Fishing, hunting, pocket and Collectors knives: no real explanation needed here. Our F. DICK fillet knives are particularly popular, as are their boning and skinning knives if hunting is more appealing to your father. We also have a selection of knives from manufacturers such as Boker, Case, Linder, Puma, Mercator by Ottermesser etc. There are some very unique and desirable knives in this area.
= Kitchen Knives: and if father is keen to get into the kitchen F. DICK also make several ranges of kitchen knives, one of which is the "1905" range. This is a very striking knife that comes boxed and easy to post if that is necessary, and it features a black handle with bands of metal. This is the modern day version of a knife from 1905, where the handle scales were bound to the tang using metal bands. Modern technology has now made it possible to recreate this knife to meet todays lifestyle. Other knives in this style include the usual selection of everyday knives - carving, paring etc.And lets not forget that food preparation is only the start - we then have a selection of steak knives when it comes to eating his dinner.
= Pizza and Paella: we don't have the pizza oven but we do stock pizza peels and pizza trays to cook them on. Or for those who enjoy standing around chatting, beer in hand and leisurely cooking paella, we have a range of paella pans from small family ones to large 90cm pans! Now one of those full would feed most of the street!
171 Jackson Street; ph: 939 3399
**Don't forget, many businesses & hospitality along Jackson Street have vouchers**
Heritage Month: all of September - various events along Jackson Street and the JSP office including laying of three new plaques along Jackson Street's "Walk of Champions". Public ceremony starts at 10.30am on Saturday 10 September 2016 - meet outside St Vincent de Paul's (316 Jackson Street). Plaques will be laid for: * John Adams, NZ Football; * Rochelle Martin, NZ Rugby (Black Fern); * Neemia Tialata (NZ Rugby (All Blacks)
Heritage Month at Petone Library (Britannia St.): please see our Events page
September School Holiday Programme: 26 September - 7 October. Venues and events to be confirmed.
Christmas Parade: Friday 25 November, 7pm
*** Keep an eye out for details on the above on this website and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ilovePetone ***
Please go to our Events page...