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Puke Ariki

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e nga iwi o ngā hau e whā, tēnā koutou
Nau mai haere mai ki Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki stands on what was a great pā site, Puke Ariki (The Hill of the Chief). The complex, which was opened in 2003, is now a knowledge centre for Taranaki history, library and information. Puke Ariki has great significance for Taranaki and its people. It is a place where all people can meet.

Puke Ariki tells the stories of Taranaki through collections, exhibitions, programmes and digital technology. This centre aims to inspire and link our past to the future and to the world for everyone to learn and enjoy.

Puke Ariki’s extensive heritage collection is divided into four main areas: Taonga Māori, Social History, Pictorial and Archives. All of these collections are Taranaki focused and they provide an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in Taranaki’s heritage.

Collection Type
Art, History, Military, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 2025, New Plymouth
Telephone number icon64-6-759 6060
Web address iconhttp://www.pukeariki.com
Email address iconimages@pukeariki.com

Visitor Information
Physical address icon1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9am – 6pm Wednesday, 9am – 9pm Sat, Sun, 9am – 5pm
Charges iconAdmission is free (some temporary exhibitions are charged).

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At the Beach: 100 Year of Summer Fashion In New Zealand

At the Beach playfully explores over 100 years of New Zealand’s beach culture told through summer fashion. Delve into an array of different outfits in this colourful exhibition. Enjoy the Hollywood glamour of the ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 17-Feb-2018

Harry Giles: Workshop

Learn more about performance poetry with international guest poet, Harry Giles. Open to all ages. Harry will work with you to develop your confidence and skills. Limited spaces, call 06-759 6060 to book. Presented ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 06-Mar-2018

Night At the Museum

Recommended for ages five to fossils. Experience ‘Life before the Dinosaurs’ night at the museum with Permian Monsters! Follow Permian era monsters through life and death completing a challenging trail ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 09-Mar-2018, 10-Mar-2018

The Red Cross Duck Race and BBQ Fundraiser

On Sunday March 18th Taranaki Red Cross is hosting their third annual Duck Race & BBQ Fundraiser! We have 600 rubber Red Cross ducks being released down the Huatoki Stream all the way to Puke Ariki Landing. This ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 17-Mar-2018

The Battle of Waireka, Graeme Kenyon: Book Launch

Join us for the launch of an important anthology of first-hand accounts and primary source material from the Battle of Waireka. In this collection, contemporary diaries, letters and news articles have been ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 28-Mar-2018

Underground Publishing: Zines

Zines are hand-made, self-published quirky works. This DIY genre includes indie comics, artists’ books and fanzines. Experience Zine making first hand, come and meet Zine creators at work in Puke Ariki. Peter ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 13-Apr-2018

The Golden Age: Curator Talk

Peter Vangioni, a collector and curator from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, has a particular interest in hand-printed books and artists' books. He will provide a guided tour of his visiting exhibition ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 13-Apr-2018

Rediscovering the History of Ketemarae

Archaeology Week – Public Lecture, Dr Caroline Phillips Ketemarae was a group of Maori settlements set in a bush clearing near present-day Normanby. It was a significant location during the Land Wars, but afterwards ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 02-May-2018

Comic Book Day

Join us for three hours of comics, cosplay, card-swap, Magic: the Gathering, face-painting and more. Recommended for ages eight and over.

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 05-May-2018

Climatology Talk With Professors Tim Naish and James Renwick

How do we know that our climate can change? What is anthropogenic global warming and can we prevent the climate from changing too much? Tim and James will explore the what, why, and how of climate change – from the ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 23-May-2018