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HERITAGE - WAIPĀ DISCOVERY

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In partnership with Iwi, Council have confirmed we will build a Waipā Discovery Centre. Located in Te Awamutu, this will be a space where our community and visitors can discover Waipā’s diverse and largely unknown social, cultural and natural history.

OUR PLAN FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS

We will be building a Waipā Discovery Centre in Te Awamutu which will replace the current museum on Roche Street.

The Waipā Discovery Centre will include:

  • a new and better space to house and showcase our community’s precious and unique collection of taonga
  • ever-changing exhibition spaces and interactive zones that tell our unique Waipā stories
  • stories that connect to the actual sites of significance in our district
  • a research centre and ability to offer more research services to our community
  • a hub for our school and education programmes
  • the Te Awamutu i-SITE
  • a community gathering space.

Construction will begin in 2020/21.

Discussions around the operating model for the Centre will take place with Iwi and are still to be confirmed.

Te Awamutu is considered the most appropriate location due to the large number of taonga which belong in this area of the district.

Waipa District Council
Private Bag 2402,
Te Awamutu, 3840
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