Kā Huru Manu Exhibition

The Kā Huru Manu exhibition provides an insight into the Ngāi Tahu history of the Hakatere Ashburton district. Kā Huru Manu, the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project, is dedicated to mapping the traditional place names and associated stories with the Ngāi Tahu rohe (tribal area). Come and explore early maps of Māori place names in…

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Art Competition for Ashburton District school students

To celebrate Māori Language Week 2022, we are making packs of Te Reo Māori flash cards to encourage the community to learn Mahika Kai.

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Tāngata Ngāi Tahu / People of Ngāi Tahu Volume Two

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu

The recently published second volume of Tāngata Ngāi Tahu celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngāi Tahu, profiling some fifty whānau members who have contributed to their iwi, hapū and whānau in myriad ways. Join co-editor and project lead Helen Brown and other members of the Tāngata Ngāi Tahu team as they highlight…

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Dick Frizzell Two Sheds and a Power Pole 2009. Oil on canvas, purchased by the Kelliher Arts Trust 2009

Lecture: The Kelliher Paintings – a New Zealand Phenomenon

We’re thrilled to have Dr. Mark Stocker coming to Ashburton to share some of his knowledge and insight into our upcoming exhibition Rare and Unrivalled Beauty: Landscape Paintings from the Kelliher Art Trust Collection. Mark’s recently published article in Art New Zealand, ’This is New Zealand: The Kelliher Collection Tours the Mainland’ (Autumn 2022), delves…

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From Taonga to Today

Ongoing – an ever changing permanent exhibition. This object-rich exhibition is drawn from our nationally significant collection. It traces the history of the Ashburton region from nature, to taonga, to today. The story of New Zealand’s diverse cultural heritage is woven throughout. Interactive modules provide an engaging way to discover the history, heritage and natural…

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