Logo for Kāpiti US Marines Trust Kāpiti US Marines Trust

The Kapiti U.S. Marines Trust (KUSMT) is registered with the Charities Commission (CC46035) and was established in 2009 by the former Mayor of Kapiti, Jenny Rowan. The Trust represents a number of local, regional and national groups with an interest in the collection, conservation, exhibition, and promotion of Marines’ History – particularly in camps Paekakariki, Mackay and Russell, in southern Kapiti, 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.