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, as well as its heritage.  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

Robbie Schneider


04 939 6748

Megan Toms

All About Kitchens and Bathrooms
527 8373

Hellen Swales

027 528 6799

Vicky Coombes
Social Media Specialist

021 645 273

Administrator & Board Secretary

939 2811

John Donnelly
Board Member

The Table
567 2058

Fay Drysdale
Board Member

971 9710

Leo O’Sullivan
Board Member

Pak’nSave Petone
939 3663

Ron Weitzel
Board Member

Village Beads
566 3240

Nik Zangouropoulos
Board Member

Building Owner
027 450 4812


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!