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Open Day at Kerikeri Mission Station

September 9, 2014


Open Day at Kerikeri Mission Station

Kerikeri Mission Station staff are planning a special open day on Sunday September 21 giving people free entry to Kemp House and the Stone Store – and a whole lot of other attractions besides.

The Kerikeri Mission Station Open Day will begin at 10am and run through to 4pm. As well as enjoying free access to New Zealand’s oldest buildings, locals will be able to enjoy live music, food, spot prizes, tattoos for kids (airbrushed on!) and a children’s colouring competition.

“We’re excited to be able to organise this family-friendly event as a way of celebrating spring – and the beginning of what is for us a very busy time of the year,” says the Manager of the Kerikeri Mission Station, Liz Bigwood.

“From about Labour Weekend onwards things start to get busy at the Kerikeri Basin. Thousands of visitors from around New Zealand and the world come to enjoy some of New Zealand’s unique heritage between Labour Weekend and Easter, and the fascinating stories relating to the people who lived in the area when the mission was in its hey-day,” says Liz.

“We also have our beautiful grounds, including the gardens and orchards, which contain some of New Zealand’s oldest fruit trees.”

The Open Day will provide locals with the opportunity to enjoy the ambience and the attractions of the Stone Store and Kemp House with a view to encouraging them to personally recommend the two Heritage New Zealand buildings to any visitors who may be staying from out of town over the next few months, knowing they will have a great time.

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“Our Open Day will be a great opportunity for people to take some time out and re-visit our historic buildings that they may not have seen for years, and enjoy some of the differences that we’ve made here,” says Liz.

“It will be great fun for all the family – and the perfect post-Election Day activity!”

Don’t miss the Kerikeri Mission Station Open Day – 10am-4pm, Sunday September 21. Ph 09-407-9236


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