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September 29, 2015

Grandma’s kitchen – what memories does that evoke? Warmth, aromas, baking, happy times?

Well our new exhibition is all about Grandma’s kitchen, with artefacts mainly from the 1940s and 50s, plus some either side of those decades.

There is bound to be something for everyo...

August 31, 2015

We reopen tomorrow after four weeks of catch ups and  open with the new exhibition "Gallipoli, in search of a family story" by Pat White.
It is the story of his great-uncle Jack Dunn, the only New Zealand soldier (at Gallipoli) to be court-martialled and sentenced to d...

January 20, 2015

Get  your cameras out and at the ready. The museum is running a photographic competition/exhibition. The objective of the exercise is for the museum to build an archive of photographs showing visual impressions of Motueka and District in February 2015. It is intended f...

October 14, 2014

Well it's not exactly a "new" look but it is spruced up and looking great.  The moss is gone, gaps filled, a silicon coating put on to protect the bricks and the lettering (Motueka High School) now painted and stands out.

The scaffolding drew a lot of attention and made...

October 14, 2014

Our tribute to those in our district who served in WWI and those left behind continues.

Here are some more photographs of precious items that have been lent to the museum for this exhibition.

We thank the families for their generosity.

 The diary that saved a life

October 14, 2014

It is with sadness that we have to record the passing of one of the most stalwart supporters and workers for the Museum, the Historical Association, the Genealogy Society and the town of Motueka and the TDC.

We will miss the sharp intelligence, insights and great loyalt...

September 24, 2014

At long last our council have agreed to have our lovely old building given a scrub up.

Surrounded by scaffolding, she has been given a waterblasting  and looks one hundred percent better already. All the moss and lichen has gone.

The next step is to fill in holes and gap...

September 3, 2014

The museum is proud to present our latest exhibition – Motueka’s War, WWI commemorations.

We tell the story of how the war affected those living in Motueka and surrounding district – those who went off to fight, those who didn’t return and those left behind to carry on...

May 14, 2014

Harden's Fire extinguisher

This is the final in our trilogy of exhibitions highlighting the varied collections of three well known locals. It is now the turn of Laurie Canton, whose collection is wide and varied. Many of the artefacts are well over one hundred years old...

March 24, 2014

This is the second in our trilogy of "Treasures of our community"

Laura wearing her MBE medal

Over the next two months we are concentrating on Laura May Cook Ingram, MBE JP.


Laura, better known as Dede- a name given to her by her brother and stuck with her throughout her...

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