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Te Ahu Heritage

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Lovely museum, library, & info. centre

This multipurpose building combines a visitor information centre, a library, and an excellent local... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Robert D
Brooklyn, New York
An experience not to miss.

Te Ahu houses the Kaitaia library, council, theatre and meeting rooms, and i-site. These are all... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Ahipara, New Zealand
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11 Aug 2018
“Lovely museum, library, & info. centre”
4 Mar 2018
“An experience not to miss.”
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
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| Cnr South Rd & Matthews Ave, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
+64 9-408 9457
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This multipurpose building combines a visitor information centre, a library, and an excellent local museum. Be sure to note the lovely pou in the atrium.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

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.

1  Thank lulu1106
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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. There were...More

Thank hinau
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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

Thank constanttraveller462
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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.

1  Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

2  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Top place to visit prior to looking round the region. Learn the history of the area and get an appreciation of how far we have come.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

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

1  Thank Eva T
Reviewed 31 July 2015

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

1  Thank Doffo
TeAhuMuseum, Manager at Te Ahu Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2015

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