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After nearly six years the hopes of having a permanent tobacco display at the museum were realised. The exhibition was officially opened on Saturday 28 September by John Hurley, a member of the NZ Tobacco Industry Historic Trust. About twenty people joined us to celebrate the opening, held in Muses Café –and a very pleasant afternoon tea was enjoyed by all. After the official part was over, guests went through to the museum to see the new exhibit, with a unanimous agreement on how good it is. The idea was to create an old style tobacco kiln (an idea from John Hurley) which would include artefacts from the tobacco growing era, photographs (showing on a digital photo frame) and the film “The E

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