Free entry to Western Bay Museum this month

Museum Manager Paula Gaelic shows the Aongatete Forest Project interactive exhibition. Photo: Supplied.

The Western Bay Museum in Katikati is offering free entry for the rest of June.

Museum manager Paula Gaelic is encouraging community members to visit the museum, saying post-COVID is a great time to support local and take the family and friends for an outing.

The hours this month are from 10am until 2pm, seven days a week.

The Aongatete Forest Project interactive exhibition for Predator Free BOP is proving popular and Paula says it’s part of the Museum’s role to be a voice for the local environment.

Locals are invited to join the battle for native birds by taking part in the exhibit by collecting a brochure and joining ‘The Movement’ to get a free backyard trap for those pesky pests.

A statement issued by Western Bay of Plenty District Council says in support of the stay local campaign, from July there’ll be free entry for all Western Bay ratepayers.

The museum will resume normal hours in July, opening from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm.

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While I have no real problem with

Posted on 15-06-2020 20:41 | By The Caveman

the idea. The real question MUST be, as there are standing / ongoing costs that MUST be paid !!! WHO is paying the costs, following the proposed FREE entry? NOTHING IS FREE - somebody is paying !!! Council - OH actually ratepayers !! SORRY but the "ratepayer" bank account is NOT bottomless !!! Especially for those on FIXED incomes !!!