Family History Talk

Marilyn Wreakes (née Vette) will talk about researching her fascinating family history, from Denmark to Bunnythorpe.

Ōamaru Library
3 November 2020 - 6:00pm

"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)

Image: Hukamate 1, Al Bell, 2018

Hauora (2020) is a series of prints, which use images of birds in a contemporary Māori artistic style to explore diabetes and obesity among Māori.

Forrester Gallery
24 October 2020 to 22 November 2020
Image: Hawk over Foveaux Coast, Peter Belton, 2019

Peter is a graduate from the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts and has a Master of Fine Arts from RMIT University, Melbourne.  He has been a secondary school teacher in Nelson, a College of

Forrester Gallery
24 October 2020 to 22 November 2020

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)

Apothecary jar, WMA 78_1892

Work is underway at Waitaki Museum on refitting the permanent exhibition area. The Museum has over 30,000 items in its care. Each item has its own story.

"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)

Collections Online

Explore our Collection The collection includes photographs, artworks, architectural drawings, natural history specimens, social history items and more.

Vigilance Committee Minutes. Collection of Waitaki Archive 28110

The recent pandemic lockdown has been a challenging event for all of us.

Image: Aligned with the Stars, David Sutton, 2016

There is more to our world than meets the modern eye.

Forrester Gallery
24 October 2020 to 22 November 2020
Riveting Read: Spin the Dawn

Instantly captivates and keeps you hooked

Perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh and Holly Black

Her current read is ‘Spin the Dawn’ by Elizabeth Lim

"There are many moments in the day when I wish time could stand still and I could take the girls out of school and just hang out, with daily visits to the library"
Jan (email comment)

Epitaph biography

Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the North Otago Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.