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Review of Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki
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Manaia Town District, null, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Advice”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We are Taranaki residents and called in for directions. What a joy the lady who served us was!! She was interested in us, our stay and had great advice. We learnt of several locations new to us which were excellent. This lady is an asset to New Plymouth, I wish I had taken her name but she was working on the morning of Sunday 6th January 2013. Go see her I am sure you will learn something from her!!!

Visited January 2013
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“Excellent history of New Plymouth”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The displays all used good modern techniques to present information. Of particular interest to me are the history of New Plymouth settlers and also the oil & gas industry. All well presented. The meeter and greeter could have been a bit more helpful to someone visiting for the first time.

Visited December 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“iSite was the highlight”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Popping into the Museum and greeted by a staff member was nice, with a quick overview of the exhibitions on display. Not overbearing or annoying - just a simple welcome and a brief list of key attractions. Content of information, particularly about the taranaki region was interesting, but a museum is still a museum ... no matter where you are.

The iSite on the other hand located in the same building had a great point of difference from other iSites we have visited - it had two large "google maps" type tables where anyone could go and have a satellite view of the region (zoom in ... zoom out etc), and even obtain directions to a specific address or location. I managed to obtain driving instructions to our accommodation before the children usurped my position on the map. Nice!

Visited January 2013
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new zeland
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316 reviews
198 attraction reviews
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“a nice little museum”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

you won't spend all day wandering around, and there are some nice exhibits, but altogether it's just average

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Excellent liitle museum”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about the Taranaki Province. Loved how it is integrated with the local library. Very clever.

It is a must see if you travel to New Plymouth. Especially if it's raining

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