NORTHLAND: MID NORTH
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8 Pukepoto Rd, Okaihau, Far North, Northland
Phone: 09 401-9295
rvexplorer id: 17601
Restored fire engines
A very early restored fire engine
Display of fire fighting garments
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.