Special exhibitions at Mangawhai Museum have shown us how close the Second World War came to Mangawhai, shared the life of local artist John Foster through some of his works, and now it is going to take us on a journey of how New Zealanders have brought the world closer to their small far-flung nation.

This new exhibition, sponsored by Hawaiki Submarine Cable, will trace how, in a relatively short time, we have gone to waiting months for news to our current life of 24-hour wall-to-wall information and entertainment.

As a part of our next SPECIAL EXHIBITION, Mangawhai Museum is seeking information and photographs from people (or relatives of these people) who went to the gorse patch movies on the corner of Wood Street back in the late 1950’s - early 1960’s.

Please contact Emma on (09) 431-4645 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any information or photographs you are willing to let Mangawhai Museum look at using in this exhibition.