Exciting Whalery News

Update 15 April: Thanks, GB Lions for pledging $1,000!  C’mon everyone … just $6,000 to go!


WATCH the YouTube video (thanks, Morgan Foundation) >>>>> CLICK HERE

Hi everyone — We’ve had great news recently … a grant from Pupu Hydro Society ($2500) and Bainham Rural Women ($250) — plus some generous local private donors. It’s very empowering to know that you’re all sharing our vision. Thank you so much.


 whalery and photo imageLet’s Get the Whale into the Whalery!

Sunday 7 February 2016–2pm @ Village Theatre–Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who came to learn a lot from the documentaries, Sophie White (Otago University) and Mike Ogle (DOC, Takaka). It was a reaffirming event, and we raised $500 (after expenses) towards our target. With other recent significant donations — there’s just another $15,000 to go… Please GIVE A LITTLE if you can

Whalery–Almost here … Please help us get it!

The planned extension to Golden Bay Museum Te Waka Huia o Mohua to tell the story of our local marine environment is almost within grasp.

Just before Christmas, the Museum learnt its Lottery Grants application for $40,000 was successful–Hooray!  The museum has now raised $97,000 from a variety of grant and other sources towards the whalery and preparation of the whale skeleton that will be the focal point of the displays. All that’s needed is a final $20,000 to make it happen.

Donations over $5 are eligible for tax credit refunds of 33.3%, and all donations of $1,000 or more will be recorded on a permanent donors’ board inside the whalery.

How to donate:

  • Post a cheque (made out to Golden Bay Museum Society Inc) to the museum at 73 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110
  • Make a direct credit (online banking) payment to the museum’s whalery account at the BNZ (02-0764-0063386-97). Please put your name in the Reference section and send your details by email to goldenbaymuseum@xtra.co.nz
  • Go to our Give-a-Little page– CLICK HERE! This is a safe, easy and efficient way of making donations and obtaining an instant tax-credit receipt.

Fundraising screening: Two Golden Bay whale stranding documentaries, Stranded! (1997) and Once a Pod of Whales (2012) will be screened at the Village Theatre on Sunday 7 February at 2pm. Tickets ($20, includes refreshments) are available from Paradise Video (next to the museum) and Collingwood Post and Gifts. Phone Penny (524-8112 or 021-02333-770) for more information.


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