One of four new Māori-lead West Coast museums will be opened in a preview launch Thursday evening.
The Pounamu Pathway includes four centres telling the stories of Poutini Ngāi Tahu, the South Island's West Coast.
The Greymouth centre will be launched Thursday and will be open to the public.
The other three centres in Haast, Westport and Hokitika will open in February.
Pounamu Pathway Director and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Chair Francois Tumahai spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.