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 centers 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.
To promote, preserve, and make accessible our heritage.
To provide a unique and educational museum experience, using the heritage of Kaikohe and District.
To explore our collective history focusing on the Mid-North regions Maori, Pioneering, and Post Colonial History.
To encourage a sense of belonging and pride in our community.
To create a space of beauty and serenity for our heritage and our people