Welcome to Heritage Mid-North! 

 

Our region is the home of Ngapuhi, the the largest Iwi in New Zealand, with over 500 years of continuous occupancy. It is the earliest area of Maori /European interaction dating from  well before the Treaty of Waitangi.

 

Kaikohe is the home of Hone Heke Pokai and Okaihau 14 km away  of Tamati Waaka Nene.

 

It was one of the centres of Kauri logging & Kauri gum digging so we have  collections of Maori Taonga, Engines, Tractors, Kauri Gum, Vehicles, Logging and Saw milling equipment,  Vintage buildings, and much more.

 

Have a look at some examples of items we have on display - and see if you can answer the questions:

 

 

Goldie Painting of Maori Warrior

Goldie Painting of Maori Warrior

What has this famous painting got to do with our museum?

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Muzzle Loading Pistol with wooden stock

Muzzle Loading Pistol with wooden stock

How do you load this pistol?

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Small pistol Black Powder Flask

Small pistol Black Powder Flask

What is this used for?

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Bone or Ivory Brooch

Bone or Ivory Brooch

Guess who this was made for...

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Main Street Kaikohe

Main Street Kaikohe

When was this picture taken?

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Alexander Sawmill single cylinder Tangye Engine

Alexander Sawmill single cylinder Tangye Engine

What diameter would the piston be?

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Replica Grout Cycle Car

Replica Grout Cycle Car

Approximately what date would this type of car been built?

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555 receiver

555 receiver

What is this?

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