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Library And Museum

The Kawerau District Library/Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum

Street Address: Jellicoe Court, Kawerau

Postal Address: P.O. Box 103, Kawerau, 3169

Phone: (07) 306 9041

E-mail: library@kaweraudc.govt.nz
museum@kaweraudc.govt.nz

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm 

News And Events

Rhubarb Is Coming To Entertain At The Library

Professional entertainers Rhubarb (Mary Kippenburger and Peter  Charlton-Jones) are returning to perform their latest show at the Kawerau District Library 10.30am, Wednesday 1 October 2014 as part of our school holiday libray activities. Mary and Peter were last here in 2011 and always entertain with pantomime, fairytales, music and dress-ups. They are one of the library staff’s favourite shows for children and we are excited they will be back in the Eastern Bay for this one-off visit. Entry is free and open to all ages. Check out the Kids Zone and Teens Zone pages to find out what else is happening in the school holidays.

New Exhibition Now At The Museum

 

60 Year Council LogoThe Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum is celebrating  60 years of Kawerau District Council service with a new exhibition – Diamonds are a Council’s Best Friend – which opened for Woodfest weekend mid September. On the 31st March 1954, the Governor General by Order in Council established the borough of Kawerau, excising 1330 acres from the Territory of Whakatane County. And since that date, the Council has been integral to the development of the Kawerau community. We thought this anniversary was a great opportunity to share some of the stories and people behind the scenes who have made Kawerau function over 60 years of service. You can see how much the rates were in 1971/72 or come in and find out who the streets and parks of Kawerau are named for. This exhibition can be viewed in the Museum (through the Library) and the windows of 16-18 Jellicoe Court.

Please Support Kete Kawerau

The Kawerau District Library and Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum has launched a website Kete Kawerau to collect the stories and images of Kawerau. Visitors can view the Kete Kawerau on the APNK computer service or go online at http://ketekawerau.peoplesnetworknz.info/ to add your own material. Kete Kawerau has been created to capture and preserve the historical and current memories, stories, and activities of the Kawerau community and we need you to share your stories and images, past and present.

As part of our current Museum displays, we are asking people to share their memories of Kawerau's history, particularly Baby Stories, and you can add yours online or come in and see the Museum and Library staff. Donations of original documents and photos are also appreciated. Kete Kawerau is your place to add online material about Kawerau's current and past history so please help us by adding your stories for future generations to enjoy.

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