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The Belgian Relief Fund

This Thursday, October 12, marks the centenary of one of New Zealand’s darkest days at war. Not only one awful (more)

Fire museum’s funding request denied

Seven Ashburton District councillors and mayor Donna Favel have thumbed their noses at the keepers of Ashburton’s (more)

Last dance at the Radiant Hall

The 1960s was a decade of change and young people were rewriting the rules. Dance was a prime example. No (more)

Music, art and war

The many musical programmes in the Ashburton Museum’s archive would originally have been kept as a reminder of a (more)

Museum discoveries in Croatia

I believe that one should take any opportunity that comes your way, so when I was invited to go to the Czech (more)

The town that never was

In 1883 it was to be a town of the future but today Diamond Town at Mt Alford is simply a forestry block, the (more)

From Gaslight to Middle Age Spread

There is never nothing to do in a museum. Much of my time is spent answering enquiries or working with new (more)

Such sweet nostalgia

Visitors to the museum lately will have noticed magnets and key rings in the shape of classic New Zealand lollies (more)

Finding our Chinese heritage

As we head into the Chinese New Year, Waitangi Weekend and the Multicultural Bite, it’s good timing to reflect on (more)

Heritage NZ renames footbridge

Heritage New Zealand has adjusted the name and extent of the Ashburton Railway Footbridge, in line with the (more)

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