Antarctica Then and Now - An Evening Presentation

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An evening presentation in conjunction with the current special exhibition "Letters from Little America - Northland Explorers in Antarctica".

The presentation will include fascinating original film footage "Byrd 1933" from Admiral Byrd's expeditions to Antarctica, This footage and that included in the exhibition itself has generously been supplied by the Polar and Climate research Centre Polar Archives at Ohio State University.

This will be accompanied by a talk by two local residents who have also been to Antarctica and their comparative experiences - comparative to Byrd's time and to each others.

Presenters are Dai Morgan, Applied and Environmental Tutor, Northtec and Courtney Hammond, Deputy Head Girl, Whangarei Girls High School.

Donations welcome but not necessary. Enter at Kiwi North reception, Kiwi North, Gate 1, 500 SH 14, Maunu, Whangarei.

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LocationKiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
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Cost No Charge
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

Address500 State Highway 14, Maunu
Phone(09) 438 9630
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About this Venue

Visit the nocturnal Kiwi House and see the resident kiwi foraging for food as they would in the wild. Learn about Kiwi conservation or see if you can spot one of our native geckos.

The Museum is home to nationally significant taonga (Maori treasure), early settler displays and changing exhibitions. The Clarke Homestead “Glorat” built in 1886 and lived in by the Clarke family until the 1980s is a museum in itself, displaying the family’s treasures through the generations.

Other heritage buildings on site include the first Women’s Jail, Jane Mander’s Study, Oruaiti Chapel (made from a single Kauri log and believed to be New Zealand’s smallest church) and Riponui Pah School House.

Set aside several hours, bring a picnic and take in the grounds of Heritage Park.

Home to regular “Live Days” where you will see the Park come to life! – The Heritage Park Clubs open their doors to the public revealing displays of vintage farm machinery, stationary engines, and vintage cars. Novelty rides include miniature and full-sized trains, bullocks, miniature ponies and vintage tractors. Food stalls, face painting and an eclectic mix of family fun activities provide that festive flavour.

Park over property for NZ Motor Caravan Association members.

Bush walks and waterfall.

You will find Gate 1, Kiwi North only 6.2 ks from the Hub, Town Basin, Whangarei.