Trentham Military Camp

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Trentham Military Camp
Trentham, New Zealand
Trentham Military Camp is located in New Zealand
Trentham Military Camp
Trentham Military Camp
Coordinates 41°08′37″S 175°02′09″E / 41.1435°S 175.0358°E / -41.1435; 175.0358
Type Military Camp
Site information
Controlled by New Zealand Defence Force
Site history
In use c.1914–present

Trentham Military Camp is a New Zealand Defence Force facility located in Trentham, Upper Hutt, near Wellington. Originally an Army installation, it is now run by Defence and accommodates all three services. It also hosts Joint NZDF facilities including:

Elements of Army General Staff at Trentham Camp including Messines Defence Centre are:

  • Logistic Executive (Log Exec)
  • Human Resources Executive (HR Exec)- Military Secretary (MS) and Military Career Management (MCM)
  • Capability Branch (Cap Br)

Units at Trentham Military Camp include:

Civilian police[edit]

Prior to 1981 (when the College moved to Porirua), the camp was also home to the Royal New Zealand Police College.

Defence Siding[edit]

From 1941 to 1954 there were several railway sidings in the Camp used for freight and for troop trains, with a shunting locomotive owned by the Army. Most of the track were removed in the 1970s. The siding was 0.53 km from Trentham Railway Station and 0.63 km from Heretaunga Railway Station. A second siding ran back to the Ministry of Works Depot, which was on the site formerly occupied by the former Central Institute of Technology campus.[1] The dates of opening and closing of the Trentham Camp station (a temporary stopping place) are given as 11/8/1942 to 9/2/1953.[2]

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ Parsons, David (2010). Wellington’s Railway: Colonial Steam to Matangi. Wellington: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society. pp. 31, 110,143,194. ISBN 978-0-908573-88-2. 
  2. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2012). Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand, 1863 to 2012. Wellington. p. 137. 

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