There are over 3,000 objects in the Pacific and World Cultures Collection which tell the story of the global connection of Hawke’s Bay to the world.
Since the 1840s objects have been acquired for the museum through gifts, exchanges and purchases. Many objects have come from prominent collectors such as the Black and McLean family collections. Exchanges with other museums have expanded the collections holdings, such as those from the Peabody Museum in Salem Massachusetts, and the Denver Art Museum. Other objects tell the stories of people from around the world who have chosen to settle in Hawke’s Bay.
The Pacific Collection holds more than 1300 items. There are personal items, such as jewellery or clothing, weapons, symbols of leadership and spiritual practice collected over the last century, each carrying their stories and those of the people that made and used them. There are a wide range of tapa cloths. There are some other outstanding pieces including a Marquesian Club, some Fijian headrests and a Mangaian Adze.
Strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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