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Latest Updates from Shantytown

Stay informed with the latest updates and event information from Shantytown Heritage Park.

New Zealand Museums and Galleries

As a museum operator in New Zealand, Shantytown Heritage Park are pleased to see the recent release of the economic report valuing our country’s museums and art galleries at $5.6 billion. This report, conducted by economic researchers BERL, highlighted the worth of New Zealand collections, totaling over 45 million objects, at $3.6 billion, as well as the value of our buildings at $2 billion. It’s clear that our sector, which employs 3365 full-time equivalent workers, is a significant contributor to the economic and cultural fabric of New Zealand. However, as the main body for the museum sector, Museums Aotearoa, has

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Five FREE to-dos around Greymouth.

As passionate West Coasters we are only too proud to dish out the best local travel tips to our visitors at Shantytown when they ask ‘What should we do while we are staying in Greymouth?’   These recommendations are about exploring the outdoors, discovering new things and about spending quality family time together – making memories.   Punakaiki Pancake Rocks!       The drive to Punakaiki itself should be its own stand-alone recommendation! Voted one of the top ten coastal drives in the World, the Great Coast Road is home to the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. A spectacular 45 minute

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The West Coast is the main event.

The West Coast often sits a little off the radar, in comparison to those other big South Island event venues such as Christchurch and Queenstown. Which in many ways makes it that bit more unique and undiscovered for business gatherings. Simply putting a pin on the map and locking in the West Coast as an event, meeting or conference destination is the easy part.  Getting here is equally about the journey as it is the destination.  Not an arduous journey, unless you decide to make all of your attendees cross the Alps on foot, but a journey of landscapes and

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