The Search for the Whangamumu Whaling Film

The Search for the Whangamumu Whaling Film

Sunday 11 September Russell Boat Club Matauwhi Bay, Russell 4.00 pm Entrance by Koha for preservation of Russell Kororāreka’s whaling history. On Sunday 11 September, Lindsay Alexander, a published whaling historian,  will tell the story of the Whangamumu...
Dry July and Temperance

Dry July and Temperance

Many people will be enjoying a tipple again after “Dry July”, an increasingly popular fundraising event organised to support people with Prostate Cancer. And with the growing popularity of non-alcoholic beer and cocktails, more and more people are reducing their...
Flooding in Russell, Bay of Islands

Flooding in Russell, Bay of Islands

This winter has been notable for the rain, however floods have been a feature in our area for the past century particularly since urban development. Regular flooding is recorded throughout the 1930s on the Russell to Whangarei Road, with Russell being cut off on...
School Holiday Discovery Fun Day

School Holiday Discovery Fun Day

Join the Russell Museum Whare Taonga o Kororāreka for a family event. This Easter school holidays, we’re having a Discovery Fun Day. Bring the kids come along to on the morning of Tuesday 19 April and join us for a fun day. There will be plenty of things to do,...
The Story of Managahāwea

The Story of Managahāwea

Russell Museum’s new exhibition, The Story of Managahāwea is a fascinating look at an extremely early site of first arrivals from Polynesia. Beneath the soil of its beautiful beachfront, archaeological evidence from a series of excavations under the...