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Rangitikei Heritage Weekend 2019

Rangitikei Heritage Weekend 2019

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  • Sat 18 May, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun 19 May, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Mangaweka Gallery, 6360 State Highway One, Mangaweka


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults only (Gold Coin) Kids Free: $2.00

All Ages.

Admission: Gold Coin Donation for adults. Kids free.

For those with a Historical interest or those just wanting a great day out, come along to this years 'Rangitikei Heritage Weekend' - when all 5 of the Museums in the Rangitikei will be open both Saturday and Sunday.

The Rangitikei Heritage Group is made up of representatives of all 5 of the Rangitkei Museums from Bulls, Marton, Hunterville, Mangaweka, and Taihape, plus associated members from Turakina, the Waiouru National Army Museum, and members of the Whanganui Regional Heritage Trust. The group have been meeting for around eleven years, and initially produced a small brochure to commemorate the 100 years of the joining up of the main trunk railway line.

Since then they have produced a glossy DL brochure featuring historical stories from the districts Museums, and also the highly acclaimed WW1 DVD ‘Rangitikei Remembers’. Also various activities, inter-museum visits, speeches, talks and training courses have been enjoyed by the group’s membership and guests alike.

Rangitikei Heritage Weekend was developed by the group to celebrate all that has happened from those early days of settlement, to being the lush and wonderful place that the Rangitikei is to live in today. The date is the weekend that falls the closest to the actual date when the Deed of Purchase was signed, and the first of the Rangitikei blocks were made available for purchase, back on the 18th of May 1849”.

The districts Museums will have some great displays and be putting on differing kinds of amusements for the younger and older visitor alike.

Also any visitors to the museums over the weekend can be in to win a limited edition, full colour, A2 sized printed Canvas of ‘Sporting Personalities of the Past’ by simply visiting two (or more) of the districts Museums. All you have to do to enter is collect an entry form from any one of the Museums (with that Museums name printed on the banner) fill in a few details, and drop it in to the entry box at any other museum in the district.

The Rangitikei Heritage Group would like to thank the Rangitikei District Council for helping with administration and the preparation of grant applications for the brochure and DVD, and of course Te Papa for kindly approving the application and then providing funding to help produce these projects.

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