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welcome to puke ariki

Come and be amazed!  Meet some prehistoric animals, experience what the first settlers faced and trace the history of the Māori people in the region in our Exhibition Galleries.

Puke Ariki and Community Libraries has books galore - and much more! Music, films, activities, internet access, research opportunities, the list is endless!

Don't forget the Te Pua Wānanga o Taranaki - Taranaki Research Centre where the region's rich history can be researched and explored. 

Check out our events calendar too - there is always something going on whether its storytime for the kids, an exhibition opening, a musical session, a scientific talk or a craft workshop. Come and join in!

Puke Ariki is a place where people come together and where there is a place for everyone - a place like no other.

community lounge

 The Community Lounge is available free of charge to community groups for meetings or gatherings - complete the enquiry form here! 

Want to see Puke Ariki Super Quick?


Our cheeky little owl has laid scavenger hunts all over Puke Ariki for the young and young-at-heart! Grab a trail brochure from the hosts' desk and follow the clues to make some awesome discoveries! Don't forget to pick up your cool Ruru badge when you complete a trail!