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Pirongia Heritage and Information Centre Te Whare Taonga o Ngaa Rohe o Arekahanara Inc

Pirongia, originally Alexandra, was a garrison settlement established in 1864 to guard lands confiscated from Maori tribes by the Government.

The Centre operates in an historic church which was originally built in 1901 on the Alexandra Constabulary Redoubt site in Pirongia. It now stands in the centre of the village and is used as a historical information centre. The Committee collects and researches the history of the local area, and organises historical and archaeological tours, information evenings and group visits. Information on the life of the renowned author, Mary Scott who lived near Pirongia is featured.

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

Contact Details
Postal address icon798 Franklin Street, Pirongia 3802
Telephone number icon64-7 871 9018
Email address iconpirongia.hvc@xtra.co.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon798 Franklin Street, Pirongia (State Highway 39), New Zealand
Hours of operation iconSaturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Friday – 10.30am to 3.30pm All public holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Other times by arrangement
Charges iconFree admission. A donation is appreciated

Wheelchair accessReference Library
Heritage Displays, archival information, information centre,