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Te Ahu Centre, Kaitia

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The new ‘Te Ahu Centre’ hosts a cinema, i-SITE and Museum where you can learn about the area’s interesting mix of Maori and Dalmatian ancestry.

Just over 3 kms out of town call in at the local award winning vineyard. A daily express coach service is available to and from Auckland and there's a national airport here too.

A busy farming town, it also supports vineyards, and fruit growing - especially avocados. Like most rural towns Kaitaia has its very own annual Agricultural & Pastoral Show, well over a hundred years old and one of the oldest in New Zealand.

Its Maori and European history is long and rich - with a strong Dalmatian community harking back to the days of the gum digging boom. The surrounding areas are home to many skilled craftspeople working in wood, pottery, paint, glass, ceramics, flax, bone, and greenstone.