Waiamakariri Libraries created an amazing Māori Language Collection called Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.
A range of apps that make using the library easier.
Grab your library card, remember your PIN number and jump right in!
Waimakariri Heritage website - a place to conserve and curate community memories and taonga.
To assist teachers, Waimakariri Libraries have a feast of resources available to help teachers feed students who are hungry for knowledge.
Open: Canterbury Museum is closed at the moment.
For 150 years we have been telling stories of Waitaha Canterbury, now the Museum is rewriting its own story by embarking on an exciting new journey of redevelopment.
Location: Rangiora, Spark Lane
Open: By appointment
An extensive range of New Zealand Social History set out in 9,000 sq ft of buildings.
Location: Rangiora, 29 Good Street
Open: Wednesday and Sunday 1.30 - 4 pm
Rangiora Museum (the Rangiora & Districts Early Records Society Incorporated) was formed in 1960.
Location: Oxford, 75 Main Street
Open: Sunday 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment
Built 1980 by the Historical Records Society, in conjunction with the Oxford Jaycees.
Location : Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre 176 Williams Street Kaiapoi
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-5pmThursday, 9am-7pmSaturday, 10am -2pmSunday 1-4pm.
Administered by the Kaiapoi District Historical Society and housed in Kaiapoi Historic Court House. As well as an interesting collection of objects from Kaiapoi’s yesteryears, it holds an extensive pictorial, collection plus early newsprint, Kaiapoi Lodges and Kaiapoi Woollen Mills collections of days gone by.
These photo collection is courtesy of the Kaiapoi Museum. Click on an image to view the full-size version.
Location: Cust, 1725 Main Road,
Open: Sunday 2 - 4 pm or by arrangement
Museum contains history, memorabilia, photos, artefacts, records and family information pertaining to the Cust and surrounding districts.
Location: Balcairn,1091 Upper Sefton Road
Open: Open second Sunday each month between 2-4 pm
Kowai Archive was established in 1990 by members of the Sefton - Kowai Country Women's Institute, who decided to "collect, preserve, research and exhibit records to illustrate and record (the) cultural history of the area".
Location: Rangiora, Kaiapoi
If you find out more about the Landmarks Rangiora Heritage Walking Tour, please have a look here. A guide for the Walking Tour of Rangiora Landmarks and the Rangiora Museum.
There's also information about the Lost Heritage in our District.