Visitor & Community Hub


Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom offers you museums and exhibitions dedicated to the stories of this place, Te Awahou–Foxton, and the people who have connections here. It’s also home to our community library, a resource for all to enjoy.

What’s at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom?

Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre

Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre is a Māori museum, arts and learning centre that provides an insight in to the lives of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Oranjehof Dutch Connection Centre

New Zealand’s national Dutch museum and cultural centre showcasing the stories and treasures of one of Aotearoa’s largest migrant groups – the New Zealand Dutch community. From Abel Tasman’s encounter with Māori at Golden Bay in 1642, to personal recollections and current events linking New Zealand and the Netherlands, Oranjehof invites you to make your own Dutch connection.

Foxton Community Hub

Foxton’s local heritage and natural environment centre, library and living room – for visitors and the community. Foxton Community Hub showcases Te Awahou–Foxton, offering visitors a glimpse into the place and its people.

The Foxton library is part of this space and is open for all to enjoy! For the community, it offers a safe place to interact, connect, share and learn together. Come and use the meeting rooms, sunny lounges, play areas, social spaces, as well as the café, rest rooms and free Wi-Fi.

Council and community services

Our Foxton Service Centre operates from the main reception desk.

  • Council services including dog registration, rates, parking fines.
  • Access to Council documents, forms, meeting agendas and minutes, publications and reports.
  • Specialist advice, with an emphasis on Foxton issues.
  • Payments by cash, Eftpos, cheque and credit card.

Come and meet us – experience our stories – and share yours