exhibition of the Waitaha Taoka | Stewart Willetts Family Collection

Kā Puipuiaki o Korotuaheka

Waitaki Museum is home to a significant collection of taoka (treasures), dating back to the earliest days of Māori settlement. The Waitaha Taoka | Stewart Willetts Family Collection includes thousands of stone tools, as well as adornment and items for fishing and hunting: all of them found at the mouth of the Waitaki River.

Through these precious taoka, catch a glimpse of how the first people, Waitaha, made their home here: explorers, craftspeople, and innovators.

Waitaki Museum
15 December 2020 to 15 December 2023