NORTHLAND: MID NORTH

01-Sep-13

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Firehouse Museum

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

8 Pukepoto Rd, Okaihau, Far North, Northland

www.firehousemuseum.co.nz/

Phone: 09 401-9295

rvexplorer id: 17601

Restored fire engines

Restored fire engines

 

A very early restored fire engine

A very early restored fire engine

 

Display of fire fighting garments

Display of fire fighting garments

 

Fire fighting protective clothing

Fire fighting protective clothing

 

The Firehouse Museum is on the state highway 1, just north of Kaikohe.

 

Clearly visible from the main highway, I've driven past it many times, thinking that maybe I should stop and have a look. On this occassion, it was getting late in the afternoon as we were heading up to Kaitaia, so we decided to call in and have a look.

 

Brian Denton came out when we arrived and opened up the museum for us to have a look through. His enthusiasm for all things fire related was infectious, and the displays he had collected over the years, were a real testament to the time and energy he had poured in.

 

Museum entry was just $5 and has been a labour of love over many years.

 

We really enjoyed our visit, and appreciated Brian and Lesley's hospitallity.

 

 

 

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