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Old Levin Post Office

The first Levin Post Office was a small wooden building situated in Queen Street West.   The above Post Office which was opened on 17 August 1903 by the Postmaster General Sir Joseph Ward was demolished in 1981.


Significant Contributors


The Horowhenua Family History Group Inc. enjoys a strong relationship with:

  • Eastern & Central Community Trust
  • Pub charity
  • Endeavour Community Foundation
  • Horowhenua District Council
  • Infinity Foundation Limited








Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote interest in the field of family history and provide support and guidance to those trying to research all aspects of their family genealogy, whakapapa and history.  We provide many local and overseas resources to faciliate research. Through meetings and workshops, members are given opportunities to develop research skills.


Monthly Meetings:

The Horowhenua Family History Group Inc.
We meet on the last Monday of every month except December.
Visitors are welcome to attend two consecutive meetings free
before being required to join the group.


Group annual subscription: $20

Te Takere

Bath Street entrance via Back Service Lane, Levin.


A special request of all HFHG members

During Family History Month, specifically the week 15th – 20th August,
there will be a display in Te Takere of little stories from peoples’ family histories
just one page about an interesting person or event etc from your family history.
If there is a photo too, so much the better.

We would really like everyone to contribute please – just one page from all
those tales that you have discovered and love talking about.


Email your piece to Linda Fletcher or drop it off at TeTakere.

Volunteers are needed during the week of August 15th - 20th. Can you spare a couple of hours? Please advise a committee member to be added to the roster.


Trip To Wgtn

Also in August, we will hopefully have a day out with guided tours of the monastery on Mt Victoria, and the Police museum at Porirua.

Heritage Room:
Open to the Public:

Located at Te Takere Culture and Community Centre.

10 Bath Street, Levin

Our research facilities are open daily.   We have volunteers only too happy to assist.



Tracing Your Family Tree?  Can We Help?

We will give you assistance as best we can to further your research.

We believe we have good facilities in the form of our book and microfiche libraries.  These are being constantly added to. Overseas Family History magazines are distributed on a round robin basis.


The Horowhenua Family History Group Inc.

Gives you the opportunity to develop the local resources by taking part in projects such as:-

  • Transcribing local school rolls.
  • Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions.
  • Indexing local newspapers.


Microfiche For Sale
Special offer while stocks last!!

Microfiche for sale Set 1 of the Levin Daily Chronicle for the period 1915-1925 contained on 32 fiche and is available for $30. Set 2 of the Levin Daily Chronicle for the period 1926-1939 and also includes The Shannon news 1921-1929 contained on 37 fiche and is available for $50.

These sets are an index of Horowhenua content and have been done to compliment the papers that have been microfilmed by the Alexander Turnbull Library. Entries include:- Births, Deaths, Marriages, Clubs, War, Accidents, Obituaries, Court, Borough/County Councils, etc, etc.


Purchase both sets together

$65 inclusive of postage in New Zealand Sets can be purchased by sending an order with remittance to The Secretary, Horowhenua Family History Group, C/o Te Takere, 10 Bath Street, Levin 5510. The cost includes postage and packing within New Zealand.


For overseas orders please email:
Horowhenua Family History Group Inc. for cost of postage.
Census Transcription Books and Research Diaries For Sale!

Produced as a fundraiser for our Branch.  The Census Transciption book is a must for every Genealogist to easily record data from repositories or On-line researching.  Simple and quick to use containing 40 pages.
The Research Diary again contains 40 pages and makes an excellent reference from 'To Do' thru to your final permanent record of results.
Buy now for $11.00 + $1.50 postage.