Arts & Culture

Maniototo … truly inspirational ….


Centennial Milkbar (2)Art Deco Art Gallery – Home to ‘the world’s best ’30’s museum’.

The Centennial Milkbar (1930) was destined for fire fighting practice following the economic decline of the 1990’s. It was the Art Deco Society’s first project and now houses a permanent collection of Art Deco Memorabilia donated or lent by the people of Maniototo.  UK Art Deco author Colin Hines claims Ranfurly is home to “the world’s best ‘30s museum”… (more on Ranfurly Art Deco).  Open October to May.


Naseby Arts & Crafts

Naseby Information Centre and Crafts Shop are housed in the magnificent old Naseby Post Office.  Their friendly staff will assist you in any way and there is a fine display of local art works and home made crafts as well as contributions by ‘cribbies’ who display their creative talents here also.


The Practice, Ranfurly – Arts, local gifts and coffee!

This gorgeous converted art deco building was built as a dental practice in 1951 and is now home to local and regional art works, gift ware, merino clothing and locally made, quality products.  Daughter of the last dentist to operate from the building, Amie Pont and her family have lived in the Maniototo for 14 years and are active ambassadors of the Maniototo area so pop in for a visit and learn their story!  The Practice Gift Gallery is a unique Maniototo shopping experience.  For online shopping and to keep up-to-date with new products in store join The Practice on Facebook.  For further information call 444 9993 or call Amie Pont on 027 264 3766.

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