Settlers Day is Saturday 6 October, The Kauri Museum's annual open day. This is our community event when there is free entry to the museum. The day begins with a service in the Pioneer Church at 9.30am before the focus moves across the road to the museum. The theme this year is “Revolution of Industry” and the displays and demonstrations are chosen to show how all manner of tasks and equipment has developed over time. You’ll see brick making, rope making, wood carving, printing, carpentry and boat building, spinning, weaving to name a few of the activities available to enjoy. The stationary engines and the Cat 60 will be fired up several times during the day. For the kids there are fire engine rides and games. Popcorn will be on sale and the Paparoa Lions hot food caravan will be on site, plus many other stalls to visit. An environmental forum with representatives from DOC, NZTA, NRC and other organisations will be on in the hall and there’s live music, live models and much, much more. This is our big day, so come along and enjoy all that our hardworking team has put together for you.