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The museum holds collections that represent the domestic and working life of the early settlers to the Oratia area. The building which houses the museum was constructed c1870 and is a simple gabled pioneer cottage which ...

Welcome to one of the world’s best Museums! Discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science. Whether you have an hour to spare or a day...

A main Museum building, a pioneer cottage and a barn.

The museum presents artefacts relating to the history of Paekakariki and its surrounding area. Items on display relate to both Maori and European settlement, the history of rail in the area and the encampment of thousan...

This museum carries an extensive photographic display and complete issues of the Paeroa Gazette from 1896 to 1996, as well as supporting books and magazines, and its own annual publication The Ohinemuri Regional Historic...

Papakura Museum is a community facility founded by the members of the Papakura & District Historical Society (PDHS). The Museum's permanent display focuses on the rich and diverse history of Papakura, Drury, and district...

PATAKA is dedicated to celebrating our heritage & showcasing Maori, Pacific Island, New Zealand and international art & culture. Pataka has five main galleries with over 14 major exhibitions annually, offering a range of...

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 N...

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 190...

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, ...

Our museum provides a window on local history for the Raglan Whaingaroa area and adjacent districts. It is open every day. Displays are being progressively established and cover Maori history, early settler and town l...

A visit to Stewart Island isn't complete without a browse through the Rakiura Museum. Established and run by volunteers, the museum houses an extensive collection of items and photographs of Stewart Island's early histor...

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