Marinenz.com is the website of The Kapiti US Marines Trust and part of a major project to collect, preserve and promote World War II US Armed Forces history from 1942-1944 in the Kapiti district, north of the capital city Wellington, New Zealand.
While our focus is the history surrounding Camps Russell, MacKay and Paekakariki we also have an interest in Marines camps in other parts of the Wellington region and in the social history and friendships between Kiwis and Americans during this brief but all-important encounter.
A service was held at the US Marines Memorial, Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki on 25 May, to commemorate all Americans who have died in war and the contribution of United States Forces in New Zealand in World War II, 25 May 2015. The event is hosted by the Kapiti U.S. Marines Trust. Accounts and more photos will be available soon.