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The Station Museum has an interesting collection of items on display from within different sections of the community


Iwi Displays

Iwi Section - Rey Alabastro

Tauihu – Waka Prow


Colonial Section


Lounge Area


Lest We Forget


Lest We Forget


Feature Exhibit

Feature Exhibit


Maori and the Early Landscape

This area explores the early history of the local Iwi Ngati Haumia, showing respect to great Ngati Toa warriors Te Rauparaha and Te Rangihaeata.

Colonial and Early European Settlement

A section showing various items that would have been found in and around the early houses of the area.

United States Marines

Paekakariki was a large settlement during World War II for the US Marines.

There where three different camps in the area housing something like 15,000 men.

Camp Mackay with 4650 men and was built on the flat plateau above McKays Crossing.
Camp Russell housed 4,850 men in 112 tent decks and a number of officer’s quarters.
Camp Paekakariki was the largest camp and housed 5,200 men and was at the North End of the village.

Railway Section

This are has several different types of trolleys from the NZR era. along with a good selection of different memorabilia.

For the younger ones we also have a working model railway that runs around the roof of the area.

World War I and World War II

Here we have the restored Paekakariki War Memorial Plaque, along with Military Records and Documents from the local men who served their country

Signal Box

The Signal Box can be viewed any time but special arrangements need to be made if internal access is required.

Feature Exhibit

Writers & Poets of Paekakariki

The museum has an area where we have a “FEATURE EXHIBIT” display.
This changes from time to time.

Our current display is Writers & Poets of Paekakariki.

The display showcases those people from within the community that have written books or poetry.


US Marines Display


A friend in need exhibition


Railway Displays

Rail Section

Railway items on display


Signal Box


Signal Box


Paekakariki Station Museum ~ Adjacent to State Highway 1, Paekakariki ~


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