Te Ara Wai: Journeys

Te Ara Wai: Journeys is a self-guided tour of the Waipā district, in the North Island of New Zealand, presented through the myriad of voices that make up this diverse community. Central to the tour is a mobile website, where users can access stories of the sites of heritage significance across the district – including the key sites of the 1863-64 Waikato War, in which the British Army invaded the region and confiscated 1.2 million acres of land.


Throughout the project we worked to tie the mobile phone tour back to the museum: we created a Te Ara Wai Gallery within the museum where people can see the original objects showcased in the tour, and the museum undertook a digitisation project focused around objects featured.