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Pioneer Village, Heritage Park, Kaikohe

Buildings include the Waimate North Courthouse built in 1862 which is the oldest courthouse in New Zealand, the Maioha Cottage built in 1875 and Utakura Hall and School built in 1891.

Collections include the Fergie Nielson collection of Maori artefacts; Bill Pratt collection of gum-digging equipment and the Purdy collection of blacksmith tools.

Machinery includes the only surviving Albion Cuthbertson Water Buffalo in New Zealand; one of only five in the world, a fully restored 1901 Burrell Steam Locomotive, a large collection of agricultural machinery and two fire engines.

Rides available on diesel train carriage, 1901 3/4 size replica Grout cycle car, 1936 Leyland fire engine and/or 1901 Burrell Steam Traction engine. Bookings essential and subject to driver availability.

Something for everybody!

Collection Type
History, Taonga Maori, Technology, Historic Site, Agriculture

Contact Details
Postal address icon1A Recreation Road, Kaikohe, 0405
Telephone number icon09 401 0816
Web address iconhttp://www.pioneervillage.org.nz
Email address iconheritagekaikohe@gmail.com
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Visitor Information
Physical address icon1A Recreation Road, Kaikohe, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMon-Sat 10am-4pm, November-April. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays. Closed Sat 24 December 2016 through to Tuesday 3rd January 2017 inclusive. Open from Wednesday 4th January 2017. May - October closed weekends unless prior arrangements made.
Charges iconGuided Tours: Adult: $20.00, Gold Card: $15.00, Child: $5.00, Under 5: Free. Self-directed tour (limited access): Adult: $10.00, Gold Card: $9.00, Child: $5.00 Under 5: Free. Grounds only: Adult $5.00, Child $1.00, Under 5: Free.

Wheelchair accessParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourMembership ClubToilets
Parking is on 1A Recreation Road. No off street parking. Tea and Coffee. Museum/ Tourist brochures.


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Courthouse, Waimate North.
; 1862; PVK1974/1/1Albion Cuthbertson Water Buffalo; Cuthbertson; 1942; PVK1977/15/5