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Contribute - we need your history. Contact us to donate material.

We greatly appreciate donations from the public

The Hawke's Bay Knowledge Bank is a living record of Hawke's Bay and its people.

It combines a robust, secure and widely-compatible digital archive with a new generation of multimedia and social tools.

We want to enrich our stored material with the knowledge of the community through user comments, tagging and sharing of information.

Visit Us

10am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
​ 901 Omahu Road Hastings
Ph: (06) 833-5333

We're always interested in hearing about family or individual collections which might not have been shared as widely as they could be. If you have a cache of old photographs, film, slides or other materials which you think could be of interest to the wider public, please get in touch.

Can you help? We appreciate any and all donations towards preserving our local history.


We'd like to thank the following businesses and organisations for their support.

  • Freeman Decorators
  • New Life Electrical
  • Unison Fibre
  • Knowledge Accountants
  • Bannister and Von Dadelszen
  • Ubuntu ( unofficial )
  • Morgan Builders
  • Hutchinson’s Furnishers
  • Eastern & Central Community Trust
  • RD9 Historical Trust
  • Ballantyne Trust
  • First Light Community Foundation
  • Hastings District Council
  • Napier City Council
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