image: detail of bag from Tonga, courtesy of Fanua Pereira-Ueleni

Pasifika Treasures : a celebration of Craft and Art of the Pacific

Oamaru Public Library
21 February 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
image: courtesy of Fanua Pereira-Ueleni

Pasifika Treasures : a celebration of Craft and Art of the Pacific

Forrester Gallery
2 April 2019 to 6 April 2019
Fluming in Glen Street, 1917. Photograph. Waitaki District Archive 349.

The early story of electricity supply in Oamaru is a small commemorative display marking 100 years of the Waitaki electricity scheme.

North Otago Museum
12 November 2018 to 30 June 2019

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


Do you love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Come along to the BookChat group at Palmerston Library! We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library!
Ages 7 and up. Limited places available.

An Arts on Tour NZ show.

Oamaru Opera House
27 March 2019 - 7:30pm
Forrester Gallery closed until further notice

The Forrester Gallery will continue to be closed until further notice. We will update you soon.

"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.

Wriggle and Rhyme

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.

It runs Fridays during term times from 10:30-11:00am at The Oamaru Opera House.

Multicultural Concert 2019

Come and celebrate the colourful and vibrant showcase of multicultural talent. Be entertained by a variety of acts from our community and performances from around the world.

Oamaru Opera House
30 March 2019 - 7:00pm
Still Life with Chickens

Some friendships are just clucking surprising!

Oamaru Opera House
2 April 2019 - 7:30pm to 3 April 2019 - 8:30pm
Timothy Te Maiharoa with mokihi, 1990. Waitaki District Archive 3749P

6 February, Waitangi Day. The current exhibition upgrade project at the North Otago Museum is an opportunity for our museum to confirm its commitment to honouring the Treaty of Waitangi.

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

Puzzle Club

Love to do jigsaw puzzles and want to meet others?

Come to the Community Space at the Oamaru Library, keep warm this winter and indulge your passion in puzzling.

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