Digital launch

The Kauri Museum has embarked on a new digital age. The Museum has always been a hands on experience, but has now declared itself a selfie friendly zone with a new website, mobile app and audio tour so visitors are able to enjoy the Museum digitally, as they explore the galleries. This innovative digital experience also includes a […]

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Tatty’s great adventure begins

Percy Smith (aka Tatty) is a grandson of early pioneering settlers, Richard and Catherine Smith. Tatty and his sisters, Mavis and Clarice, played an important role in establishing the Museum and Tat was well known for turning his hands to anything practical that was required. Tat has until recently been fulfilling the starring role of The Kauri Museum’s Gumdigger, carving gum while

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What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet” So said Juliet to her Romeo sometime between 1591 and 1595 when it is believed that William Shakespeare wrote those words. Here at The Kauri Museum we have a living collection of more than 120 roses, many of

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