15 Mar 2011

Taonga returns to Patea museum

10:38 pm on 15 March 2011

A South Taranaki museum has welcomed back taonga, or treasures, from Auckland.

A curator at Aotea Utanganui museum, Kristelle Plimmer, says the waka remnants and other wooden items were found in Waitore swamp in the late 1960s and taken to Auckland University for preservation and study.

She told Waatea News it was a significant find nationally.

The newly renovated museum will re-open next month.