Polly Catlin-Maybury on 02 October 2012
A boutique library is being set up in the the Puke Ariki Foyer for a week while the next stage of the Let’s Go Brougham Street Shared Space project is carried out.
The works, right outside the main entrance, mean that there will be no access to the library from Monday 15 October until Friday 19 October. But users will still be able to borrow and return items, access the...
Polly Catlin-Maybury on 11 September 2012
Polly Catlin-Maybury on 14 June 2012
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongawera has bestowed a significant honour on a Taranaki historian.
Kelvin Day, Manager Heritage Collections at Puke Ariki, has been named an Honorary Associate of Te Papa for his outstanding contribution to anthropology in New Zealand.
The appointment comes after Mr Day was invited by Te Papa Director of Collections and Research Dame Claudia Orange...
Polly Catlin-Maybury on 28 May 2012
Puke Ariki and District Libraries are CLOSED on Monday 4 June. Puke Ariki Museum and i-SITE are open 9am-5pm.
Virginia Winder on 01 May 2012
Puke Ariki and the district libraries will be alive with the sound of music this May and beyond.
To celebrate New Zealand Music Month, more than 70 musicians and nearly 40 free events are booked in for the 2 May to June 10 celebrations, says Puke Ariki events co-ordinator Natalie Waddell.
“We have everything from classical piano and guitar though to a mini Kiwi rock festival and amazing...
Polly Catlin-Maybury on 23 April 2012
Puke Ariki Library and the District Libraries will all be closed on Wednesday (25 April) as it is a public holiday.
Puke Ariki Museum and i-SITE will be open 9.00am-5.00pm – however, a small part of the Art of Science exhibition will not be viewable as it is housed in the library wing.
Polly Catlin- Maybury on 11 April 2012
Due to an inclement weather forecast, the Coastal Birdtrackers event planned for this morning has been cancelled.
Polly Catlin-Maybury on 05 April 2012
EASTER OPENING HOURS
Puke Ariki Museum and i-SITE are OPEN every day this Easter weekend.
The Library and Taranaki Research Centre are closed on Good Friday (April 6) and Easter Monday (April 9). This means that part of The Art of Science exhibition will not be accessible as it is situated in the Library wing.
They are open on Saturday (April 7) 9.00am – 5.00pm and...
Virginia Winder on 19 March 2012
Children all over Taranaki will be dazzled with the brilliance of books this month when eight authors and illustrators electrify the region.
For the fourth Taranaki Children’s Book Festival, on from 20 to 24 March, David Hill, Jill Marshall, Brian Falkner, Donovan Bixley, Diana Neild, Moira Wairama, Ruth Paul and Des Hunt are the special guests.
They will spend three days...
Polly Catlin- Maybury on 30 January 2012
Te Kaunihera-ā-Rohe o Ngāmotu is going big for this year’s Waitangi Day celebrations.
There will be big questions, big names, big community input and a gigantic tablecloth for the New Plymouth District Council’s communal picnic on Puke Ariki Landing.
Celebrations kick off with a Community Kōrero Workshop Series on 2 and 3 February.
These three free workshops...
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