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Whangarei Fritter Festival

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This exhibition displays garments and creations entered in the 41st Bernina Northland Fashion Awards in October 2018.

The Kiwi North team love doing this exhibition every year, offering the opportunity to see exactly how these garments are created and what materials are used! It is not until you get that Up-Close look that you can appreciate the hours of work and amazing imaginations that went into making them. Particularly exciting is the contribution made by youth, some repeatedly developing their skills year after year.

"We started this exhibition to support our community but have found that all our visitors love it, including our international guests. They are wowed by the ingenuity and flair."

So many beautiful creations from our very talented Northlanders. Included in general Kiwi North admission.

Dates & Times

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More information

LocationKiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
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Cost $45.00 Family Pass
$20.00 Adults
$15.00 Adult students
$15.00 Seniors
$5.00 School age children
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.