Address: Gate 1, 500 SH14, Maunu, Whangarei
Kiwi North is the home to the Whangarei Museum, the only Kiwi House is Northland and the Heritage Park. The beautiful 25 hectare site in the suburb of Maunu on the edge of the city is owned and administered by the Whangarei Museum and Heritage Trust. It is open to visitors 10am to 4pm daily, closing only on the 25th and 26th December.
Each year Kiwi North welcomes thousands of visitors including local residents, other New Zealanders and international travelers from all over the World. These numbers continue to grow annually. Visitors engage through living history encounters with our native taonga, exhibitions and displays in the Museum galleries, or relaxing while they explore the Park, heritage buildings and native bush. The small team of staff and volunteers describe their work there as “a lifestyle not a job”.
Kiwi North services it’s community as a valuable and accessible green space, education through the LEOTC contract held with Ministry of Education working with all schools in Tai Tokerau, conservation work and partnerships, venue hire for meetings, weddings and other functions, through its annual family oriented community event days, and as home to several vintage restoration clubs and societies and their members.
Kiwi North is a valuable contributor to the growth and economy of the city and region as a unique tourism drawcard, education provider, kaitiaki of the city’s taonga and stories, and protected community asset.