The Jackson Street Programme is an incorporated society set up in 1991. It promotes the street as a destination for shopping, dining, professional services, commercial services, and socialising.  It also organises promotional and community events.

Its main source of funds is a targeted rate levied by the Hutt City Council on commercial ratepayers in the street. Every three years these businesses are polled to see whether they still support the rate. Funds also come from charitable donations and subscriptions paid by supporters and associate members.

Three part-time staff run the activities of the JSP from its office in the Historic Police Station, 274b Jackson Street, Petone.

The Board of the JSP is elected at an annual general meeting held each spring.

Our Staff and Board

Leonie Dobbs

Associate Member
027 457 7180

Karyn Weller

Boutique Eyelashes
212 4850

Hellen Swales

027 528 6799

Frances Hamilton
Tours Coordinator

Walk in Style – Guided Fashion Tour
04 939 2811

Vicky Coombes
Social Media Specialist

The Memory Box
021 645 273


939 2811

John Donnelly
Board Member

The Table
567 2058

Leo O’Sullivan
Board Member

Pak’nSave Petone
939 3663

Fay Drysdale
Board Member

971 9710

Angela Lane
Board Member

027 2811774

Viv d’Or
Board Member

Viv d’Or Law
021 2423200

Robbie Schneider
Board Member

Succession First
939 6748

Ron Weitzel
Board Member

Village Beads
566 3240

Megan Toms
Board Member

All About Kitchens and Bathrooms
0274 583012

Brady Dyer
Board Member

Bluebelle Bridal Co


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…… Read More


The JSP office is open Monday-Friday generally 9am-3pm but hours may vary: Historic Police Station, 274b Jackson Street, Petone (phone: (04) 939 2811).


Is behind the JSP office, and is open during JSP office times.


The JSP office also operates a small Visitor Information Point, so pop-in – we’d love to see you!