We're a small team connecting our local stories, histories, taonga, and archives with our community.

Anne Blyth

Anne Blyth – Director Museum and Heritage

The Directors key responsibilities include overseeing the operational management and overall strategic direction of the Te Awamutu Museum and the District’s Heritage Assests.

Contact Anne for enquires regarding Museum operations, finance and marketing, heritage interpretation and Uenuku.

E: Anne.Blyth@waipadc.govt.nz

DDI: 07 984 0054

Henriata Nicholas – Exhibitions Coordinator

Henriata is of Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Unu, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Turumakina decent. Her expertise is concept development, planning, project management, curation and marketing of exhibitions, public programmes and Museum projects.

Contact Henriata for enquiries regarding Museum exhibitions and public programming, marketing and heritage interpretation.

E: Henriata.Nicholas@waipadc.govt.nz

DDI: 07 984 7281

Megan Denz – Collections Manager

The Collections Manager oversees the everyday management and preventative conservation of the Museum’s 18,000+ objects, taonga Māori and archives. Part of this includes responding to research requests, processing object donations, digitising artefacts for Collections Online, environmental monitoring of the collection, and managing loans.

Contact Megan for research enquiries, collection offers and advice on storing objects at home.


DDI: 07 984 7344

Kerrin Carr – Education Facilitator

Our Education Facilitator oversees our Ministry of Education LEOTC (Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom) contract, including the development and delivery of the Museums Education Programme. Our programmes not only give students the opportunity to have ‘hands on experience’ with taonga and objects, but also onsite delivery at authentic sites around the Waipā. We are always looking for new ways to engage and connect students with our local and national history.

Contact Kerring to discuss an education programme or to make a programme booking.

E: Kerrin.Carr@waipadc.govt.nz

DDI: 07 984 7310

Trish Seddon – Museum Administrator

The Museum Administrator keeps all the Museum’s background system running smoothly, as well as looking after front of house series ensuring exceptional front line customer service and overseeing the two Museum Hosts.

Contact Trish for administrative enquiries, to find out more information about what’s on, how to access the Museum, or to make group bookings.

E: museum@waipadc.govt.nz

DDI: 07 984 7410

Miriam Grogan –  Collections Assistant (Part Time)

The Collection Assistant focuses on the physical and intangible care of Te Awamutu’s collection, thile supporting the collection manager with project development and research enquiries.

E: Miriam.Grogan@waipadc.govt.nz

DDI: 07 872 0085

Mandy Archer-Page – Museum Host (Part Time)

The Museum Hosts provide friendly and exceptional front of house customer service, assist with events and public programmes, and provide support with administrative tasks.

E: museum@waipadc.govt.nz

DDI: 07 872 0085