Our Museum:

*is housed in the restored 1918 BNZ building on Main Street

*researches the history of Otaki and the surrounding district

*collects objects, stories, and images of interest

* has an extensive photographic collection and many early copies of the town's newspaper, the Otaki Mail

* holds archival material relating to the town, including records from Otaki School and the Otaki Borough Council

* records and collects oral history interviews

* tells Otaki's stories through a changing exhibition programme

* is digitising its collections.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Latest exhibition - Summer 2009-10

The aim of the newly launched Pipi Trail is to tell stories of Otaki's past, highlighting the town’s most historic sites. As part of our summer exhibition, Otaki Museum is showcasing places along the Pipi Trail, including Te Wananga o Raukawa, All Saints Church, Rangiatea, Tainui Marae and St Mary's, Pukekaraka (150 years old in 2009!). Pipi Trail Brochures can be collected from the front desk. Enjoy!

Competition results

A big thank you to all who entered our photo competition. The challenge was to capture the spirit of Otaki and lots of wonderful were images submitted.

Winner: Frank Thorne "Eels at Raukawa Marae"
Runner up: Michelle Baker "Margaret Long and Aunty Hira at Otaki Women's Health Centre"
Runner up: Hemaima McMeekin "Kids and their Catch"

All photographs are now on display and summer visitors have the opportunity to vote for the "Peoples Choice" Award.
If you have a great photo of Otaki that you would like to share, bring it in!