New Zealand Kennel Club Museum Trust
Welcome to the page on the NZKC Museum currently being set up . Here you can meet the Trustees
and learn about what is involved with the Museum and how we care for the History of our Dogs in New
Zealand by preserving that History through the Museum.
We are pleased to announce that the new room for the Museum is now in place and can be found in
the area that was the bar at the end of the Cafeteria upstairs. A new wall has been built with a
large window which means you can still see in there if the room is locked!
Great to have the Museum room open for the Kapi Mana weekend in January 2008. Magazine sales
helped build up the coffers so thanks to all who visited and purchased! Please note that the Museum
Room will be open for the Kapi Mana 2009 Ch Show weekend in January.
Still much work to be done and any assistance with cleaning trophies/general help would be
appreciated. We are also on the lookout for cabinets and bookshelves. If you have any of these
surplus to requirements then we are happy to take them off your hands! The Museum is run by using
it's own funds so not a lot of money to spare. We will continue with selling dog magazines to help
We will also be providing a “reading table” where you can look at the old NZ Dog
Magazines and have a sit down and read some of the old and wonderful Dog Books donated to the Museum
over the years.
Our aims are to ensure that NZ Dog Memorabilia will not be lost from the Dog World so we will be
asking people if they wish to donate their treasures to the Museum for eternal safe keeping. What is
probably not required are old Kennel Gazettes,(the NZKC have a complete library of those to date),
old and battered Trophies/Cups (too expensive for us to repair) or old Club Newsletters. We have an
abundance of those currently!
Dog books are always welcome of course as are items of interest pertaining to our Dogs over the
years in New Zealand. Once you have seen the Museum displays then you will understand what we
We are interested in having a section on Dog Books written by New Zealand Authors and are
building a list to try and collect these books. Any information will be welcomed.
Plans are afoot to have a display Cabinet at Forrester Park in Dunedin and at Ardmore in
Auckland. Our Trustees each have a copy of a Gift/Loan book in triplicate to ensure your
donations/loans are securely recorded for the future.
Now to meet the Trustees and we are spread out through New Zealand for your convenience!
Chairman, Bernard Fears.
Secretary, Jan Chaplin,
Treasurer, Elaine Ingram,
ph 04-232 8780.
We’ll update here as required and also through the NZKC Gazette.Please note Dec 2008 NZ Dog
World will have an article featuring our Museum.