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Te Ahu Kaitaia is a new, visitor centre and community centre. It has many attractions under one roof and free WIFI access. The Visitor Information Centre is open seven days. The museum will give you a picture of the Far North, then and now. A...more
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Cnr South Rd & Matthews Ave, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
Te Ahu houses the Kaitaia library, council, theatre and meeting rooms, and i-site.
These are all surrounded by local history carved into the big Maori pou. Put aside a good few hours to study and walk about and take in all that you see.
I went back to the entrance a couple of times thinking maybe I had missed something.
It lacked any kind of thematic structure and seemed bitzy despite obvioulsy having had a lot of money spent on the display.
The interpretation lacked people stories.
This small museum is in the big gold building at the south end of town and contains some amazingly important artefacts including an anchor the French explorers left in 1769 and some important maori artefacts - worth stopping to see
Really not a big place but just amazingly informative about the area. We were shown around by Dave whose ancestry dates way back to the first missionaries in the area. This was a wonderful addition to the visit.
Not big at all, but chock-full of great History. During 2014-15 this boutique museum housed not only the oldest-known European artifact in NZ (the de Surville anchor -- pictured), but also the oldest-known Maori artifact in NZ [the Rarawa lintel -- on loan from Auckland...More
Te Ahu is a community centre that offers services and information to its community members and those passing through. The local library is situated their as is our cinema, a small cafe, a large community hall and kitchen, our district council and information about the...More
Attached to the Te Ahu Arts centre and the Library, the Museum seems to be often overlooked, which is a real shame as it lays out the history of this area most attractively. The explanatory panels accompanying the exhibits are clear, concise and interesting. Equal...More
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TeAhuMuseum, Manager at Te Ahu Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2015
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