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SORRY - THE AQUARIUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. HOWEVER THE NZ MARINE STUDIES CENTRE AT PORTOBELLO IS STILL OPEN FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMMES – SEE WWW.MARINE.AC.NZ FOR DETAILS. From seaweed and shellfish...

The Rangiriri Cultural & Heritage Museum provides an insite to the 1863 invasion of Waikato. The Museum is small and has colonial artifacts, memorabilia and resources that offer multiple views of the Rangiriri invasion...

The Wairoa District Heritage Museum situated at 142 Marine Parade Wairoa opened at the present site in 2001. It is housed in the old Union Bank of Australia building which is registered with the NZ Historical Places Trus...

The Staveley Museum is located in the old relocated school building of Springburn. Here, the display of artifacts from in and around the Foothills district of Mid Canterbury, reflect the history of a small yet vibrant co...

Enthusiasts own and lovingly preserve this cars and costumes collection. Housed in a building moved to this site from the war time camp for Polish refugee children at Pahiatua, this extensive collection comprises garage ...

An expanding national collection of pounamu/jade is a major feature here with works from throughout New Zealand, including two large boulders which toured New Zealand being worked by nine leading carvers as a New Zealand...

Te Waimate Mission House, built in 1832, is the only survivor of three mission houses founded in 1830 on behalf of the Church Missionary Society by the Reverend Samuel Marsden with the agreement of local Nga Puhi. An ...

Experience rural life in New Zealand in 1850 right down to the discovery of moa bones. Cheviot Hills was the first big land holding in New Zealand to be divided to provide small farming units for settlers. The museum fol...

In early 1985, a group of local residents decided to save a portion of the original Cromwell before it was inundated by the new hydro electricity storage unit of Lake Dunstan. Seven of the buildings were moved and have b...

Housed in the Museum are large Kauri gum collections, national costumes, rare books, artefacts, cemetery and naturalisation records. Also historical photos, newspaper clippings, rare maps, family records and a collection...

Visit a mini airforce base of World War II ­ all the staff are in uniform to encourage young people to become interested and join the club. Step back in time with rides along the airstrip in the Tiger Moth. Also displaye...

Mainline Steam is an organisation devoted to the restoration and operation of historic mainline steam locomotives. Regular day excursions and multi-day tours are operated, by Mainline Steam, over rail lines throughout Ne...

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