Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
Your visit to Foxton would not be complete without a visit to Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, the fantastic new multicultural tourism centre. This state-of-the-art facility is a space for all, dedicated to telling the story of Foxton and its people as well as welcoming and inspiring visitors.
As soon as you set foot in the door, you’ll realise that this special space is more than just another museum – it's the heart of Foxton, a space for locals and visitors alike to belong.
'Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom' translates to 'the new stream' in both Maori and Dutch and symbolises cultures and communities being brought together.
You can feel the community connection everywhere, whether you’re sitting and relaxing in the inviting open space at the front, enjoying a bite to eat and a good coffee in the café overlooking the Dutch windmill, or having a moment of quiet reflection while looking out over the Foxton River Loop.
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is home to two brilliant museums, the Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre and the Oranjehof Dutch Connection Centre, as well as the Community Hub with its public services including an i-SITE, library, café, exhibition space, conference facility and council service centre, with free, fast WiFi available throughout.
The Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre is a Maori museum, arts and learning centre operated by the local iwi – Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga. It showcases their art, stories and treasures and also gives an insight into modern Maori culture.
The Oranjehof Dutch Connection Centre is our national Dutch museum that celebrates the stories, history and culture of one of New Zealand's largest migrant groups. Discover all things 'Dutch' here, from learning the language and hearing personal recollections of Dutch locals to tasting customary delicacies and dressing up in traditional attire.
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is located at 22 Harbour Street, only a four-minute drive from Celtic Motel.