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Paihia was one of New Zealand's earliest European settlements - Anglican missionaries founded their third mission station at Paihia in 1823. The principal missionary was Reverend Henry Williams. A few material traces of ...

Museum comprises 4 main buildings - old Schoolhouse - original headmaster's home. Contains photos of milling and timber, old Helensville, shipping and Kaipara Harbour. Small kitchen facility and 'shop' selling books on...

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...

The museum is located in the historic WWI Memorial Library and has permanent colamining exhibits, reflecting the coalmining past of the district. ; Other permanent exhibitions include military, engineering and printing e...

Situated in the historic buildings of the original Canterbury University, the Arts Centre is one of Christchurch's most significant cultural attractions. It offers more than 40 craft studios, galleries and shops, numerou...

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