Hokianga History and Memorabilia
A collection of historical, personal and other material related to life on
the Hokianga, New Zealand, where some of the earliest European
settlement occurred.
updated - 4 August 2014
Hokianga Historical Society
Rawene on the south shore of the Hokianga River - photo Ken Baker
Site Links:
Contact the Hokianga Historical

Alexa and Owen Whaley
Tel: + 64.9.405 8641 or
14 Waianga Place, Omapere
South Hokianga
New Zealand

Website designed, installed and maintained by :
Ken Baker, Brussels, Belgium

Join the Society!! The Hokianga Historical Society
is looking for your support, especially financial, to
be able to complete and augment its new premises
for it's collections and museum.

  • Mailing address:
           P.O. Box 26
           0445 Opononi

    Link to: Where to find us brochure

Next Exhibition
at the Museum
"Then and Now"
from the 21st September 2013
A look at early photographs alongside
current views.
The Museum and
Archives Centre is
open at Omapere
for visitors and for research

Previous Exhibitions:

May 2013: "Carrying the News" - How Hokianga
heard and hears what's happening

Summer 2012/2013 "Soaring over the Hokianga"

Tel: 09 405 8498
Open: Monday to Saturday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

Museum Curator:
Donna Washbrook

How to reach us: State Highway 12 at
14 Waianga Place, Omapere, South Hokianga
(look for the sign)
Link to: Where to find us brochure

New ! Latest Newsletter (May- June 2014)
from the Hokianga Historical Society

New ! WW1 - Hokianga Reserve lists,
location, occupations and family information

New !! 1914 - 1915 Residents in Hokianga

New!! Hokianga - Commemorating
the First World War
Those who served
Historical Material & Documents

Hokianga Historical Society

World War One Commemoration

Family History, Census and Directory Information -
Early Residents of the Hokianga District
Upcoming Event
AGM - 2.30 p.m. 23 August 2014
at the Omapere Church centre
documents available

New Opo the Dolphin Statue
Unveiled at Opononi
on Saturday 14 September 2013

Visit the original historic statue
now in the Hokainga Museum at
New Statue of Opo the Dolphin Unveiled
The new bronze statue of Opo the Dolphin was unveiled at
Opononi on 14 September 2013.  In the photo Dawn
Underwood (in red) who played with Opo as a child, far right is
Rev. John Claricich who blessed the new statue and (back to
camera), Ian Leigh-Mackenzie who Chaired the Committee to  
establish the new statue.