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Please Donate to keep us afloat

Please help in keeping the unique and amazing Hikitia floating crane fully functioning and in good condition as a centre piece of Wellington historic waterfront. Hikitia needs to be maintained as a useful piece of Wellington's working infrastructure that's able to assist in any post emergency civil defense recovery.

We need your help in this post Covid19 world!

Donate to:

Maritime Heritage Trust of Wellington - a Registered Charitable Trust.

Payments to BNZ Account 060507 0014401.00

Maritime Heritage Trust of Wellington is a Registered Charitable Trust - Charities Commission Number CC  35948 IRD Number 85 230 190
Or you can donate securely using your credit card here

You may wish to donate to this overall objective, or you might prefer to target a specific area just to know that you are covering the cost of a specific area or item. Any money you donate will be used and very much appreciated.


Insurance is approximately $10000 per annum.

Annual Boiler Survey

In June each year our two boilers undergo their annual survey. 2021 surveyor costs were $2029 + materials costs including gaskets, etc.


Steel – we consume about $2000 p.a.of steel plate, angle and flat that goes into general maintenance.

Gas for steel repairs is currently about $1500

Electricity for lighting and tools is about $900

Cleaning of mainly overalls is about $450



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Hikitia Returning to Wellington under tow on 5 November 2009

Photo Vic Young       






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