The Society

The Howick and Districts Historical Society is the owner and operator of the Howick Historical Village. The Society (HDHS) is an incorporated Society with a membership of approximately 260 and is managed by a Board who meet monthly.

Much of the energy of active Society members is poured into the Historical Village and care of its Collections. However, ongoing research is undertaken by some members.


  • To collect, preserve and record for the benefit of the citizens of Howick and environs all matter of historical interest
  • To acquire suitable housing for such historical material;
  • To encourage public appreciation of places and things of general historical interest;
  • To record the results of historical research and publish this material.


This is published bi-monthly and has featured researched stories of the lives of life-members, histories and research into the provenance of items within the collection. The interviews form an ongoing collection of social history, recording the lives of people currently living within Howick, Pakuranga and surrounding districts.

Social Events

These are organised from time to time, notably the recent celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Howick & Districts Historical Society in May 2012. Trips to places of general historical interest are sometimes organised.

Society Properties

In addition to the collection of buildings making up the Howick historical Village, the HDHS owns two historic buildings and the land they rest on, plus one historic building on Council owned land overlooking the historical village.

Society Properties

Join The Society:

Current 12-month membership fees are Single membership $30.00 Double/Family membership $40.00

Benefits of membership:

  • Free entry to the Howick Historical Village
  • 4 quarterly newsletters
  • Access to the Library and Archives
  • Participation in Society activities separate from the HHV.
  • Being part of a voice for historical issues in Howick and surrounding districts

Email to purchase your membership.