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Moving to COVID-19 – Alert Level 2

We will still be open during Level 2. Please do not enter the museum if you are unwell or have been in contact with people who have been or are unwell. As we are required to undertake contact tracing the … Continue reading

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Heritage Trip, 11 February

Waitui Goldfields Trip, Saturday 11 February Our organised visit to the former Waitui goldfields in Upper Takaka on a perfect day was a huge success, with 45 adults and several children participating. They heard from Blue Horton, whose grandparents worked … Continue reading

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Newsletter, January 2017

   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Abel Tasman 374 at the Museum, 18 December 2016 ——————————– WHALERY UPDATE (28 October) Yes, a naked whalery! At last, after 3 months, the safety fence has gone — and doesn’t it look good?  Just a small amount … Continue reading

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Our whalery — Is happening!

Friday 2 September–Amazing progress after just 4 weeks: Topped off with roofing iron … and the colour matches!  The new, easier ramp is begun. So Spring is looking good as our new frontage becomes reality. We’ve had to commit to … Continue reading

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Winner! Ray White Colouring-in & Story Competition

Thanks, Billy Kerrisk and your team for running the colouring-in and story-telling competition for local primary school students — it was such fun reading and looking at them all.  And we were thrilled to receive over $100 towards our whalery … Continue reading

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Museum Board News

At the AGM on 26 June, members of the museum society re-appointed seven Board members and appointed one new member. The 8 Board members for the 2016/17 year are:  Clive Bird, Geoff Rennison, Jenny Treloar, Leigh Gamby, Pat Ballard, Penny … Continue reading

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Hot News — Whalery Getting Underway!

Whalery Contract:  We’re really excited that a contract to start work has been signed with Steve Chamberlain, a local builder. Our council (which owns the building) will be the project manager and we’re expecting to have it all ready by … Continue reading

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Our Whalery donation box is still open!

Yes, you can still donate to our Whalery project through Give-a-Little! Our whalery  “cause” page closed on 30 April, but we still need to raise $5,000 to cover the building costs. So, all donations to our general page (unless you … Continue reading

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Our Whalery … is an “Opportunity”!

Our Whalery project is listed in the just-published 2016 Nelson Bays Community Foundation “Beacon of Opportunities” listing. We really appreciate the support of NBCF in increasing awareness of our project, especially as we’re the first one listed (and we’ve always … Continue reading

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Flagpole Information? An Update

Update (13 May) — Believe it or not … the flagpole blew over in the storm of 12/13 May — it was rotten at the base. In crashing to the footpath, its top snapped off,  so it’s beyond saving. Sad … Continue reading

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