Whakatane New Museum and Research Centre now open
Whakatane's new Museum and Research Centre will have its official opening this morning, though it's still some weeks before it's expected to open to the public, and then only for limited hours.
This morning's opening ceremony - which is not open to the public - will kick off with a powhiri at 9.30.
The Council has indicated that tours will be available on weekdays between Monday the 12th of November and Friday the 23rd of November at 10am and 1pm. Anyone interested should book via the museum website.
The facility will be open for drop-in research purposes from 10am until 2pm Monday to Friday from the 26th of November.