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The Hutt Valley Irish Society prides itself on being a "little bit of Ireland in the heart of Lower Hutt".

Explore this site to find out more about who we are, what we do and where we are.

HVIS Rose of Tralee selection, 2014

We are delighted to introduce you to the our Rose of Tralee for 2014: Lisa Bazalo.

Elizabeth Whelan, our 2013 Rose with Lisa Bazalo, HVIS Rose of Tralee, 2014

Lisa is 24 and is currently a Lawyer at Buddle Findlay. She went to school at St Marys College in Wellington, and then studied Surveying and Law at Otago University.

Her Irish connections are through Clare (her grandfather) and Galway (her grandmother's family). Her Grandfather Mick Talty has been a card player at the HVIS for many years.

She has awards in Irish dancing and public speaking (including a National Feis title). She has been involved in theatre and dancing for many years both in Wellington and in Otago where she studied.

She has a strong social awareness and has volunteered for a number of organisations including Challenge 2000 and St Vincent de Paul, and currently helps out at the Hutt Valley Law Centre.

We have a selection of photos of Lisa with friends and family after becoming the Hutt Valley Rose.

HVIS Recipe Book

Over a number of years, HVIS Newsletters contained various delicious recipes, usually quintessentially Irish.

Now all these delicious recipes are collected into a simple to use, compact booklet.

And you can get your own copy! Simply click on the links below the preview below, and order yyour own copy to be delivered to your own front door.

Or contact Bryan Mulligan, who has a limited suply of the booklets available to buy. If you're quick he may even auotgraph it for you!.

Drop in and say hello

Why not drop in for a yarn and a drink, or join us for one of our special events? Guests and new members are always welcome.


last Sunday of each month
Meet our Rose
Friday 23 May
Annual General Meeting
Sunday 29 June


HVIS 50th Birthday celebrations October 2011 - Order your own copy of the books

Compiled by Bryan Mulligan
Photo book
The HVIS turned 50
Compiled by Bryan Mulligan
Shindig in focus
Compiled by Bryan Mulligan