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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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Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosuars

Step back in time 290 million years to when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea, and find out about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen in Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs. ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018, 28-Apr-2018, 29-Apr-2018, 30-Apr-2018 View more sessions

The Golden Age: 20th Century Wood Engravings

The Golden Age brings together examples of this remarkably delicate medium by major British artists alongside their New Zealand contemporaries. The exhibition is divided into four themes that captivated wood ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018, 28-Apr-2018, 29-Apr-2018, 30-Apr-2018 View more sessions

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