Tablet Cases – Great Gifts


Finding the Best Tablet Cases at Discount Prices Can Be Easy If You Know What to Look For! Tablet Cases Is More Than Just a Cover! Designed to provide a soft protective layer to protect your investment from scratches, drops, and abrasions, these cheap cases offer your tablet with unique protection. Its durable, translucent plastic casing is durable, easy to clean, and includes accurate cutouts to keep your tablet’s buttons, camera, charging port, or speaker grills clear.

Tablet cases are designed to fit your needs and style. They’re made of durable, clear plastic for a sleek, sophisticated look. Their clear, textured exterior protects your investment from daily abuse.

Tablet cases feature many great features and options. Some are made for specific models of tablet computers while others feature special features that are designed to protect and improve a certain function. These cases are easy to use and inexpensive, making them a great gift idea for anyone.

Some of the most popular accessory companies are offering iPad cases as promotional items, including Case Logic. Their cases are affordable and extremely effective. With the latest technology and sleek design, you’re sure to love the ease of use and durability of this high quality case.

This company offers a special screen protector for all of its cases. Available in four different colors, it’s also durable enough to take everyday abuse. This is the ideal way to keep your tablet protected.

Other than its cases, this company’s cases are very stylish. Available in a variety of designs, each is designed with precision and style. Each has its own unique design to complement the style of your tablet. Their styles include a chic, modern style and an antique look.

They guarantee their products to be top quality and durable. In addition to providing protection from scratches, they also provide protection from stains and abrasion. These cases are easy to clean and stain resistant. which makes them a great gift for anyone on your gift list.

This company is known to make high-quality, stylish, and affordable cases. This company’s cases are available online at a discount price. Whether you’re looking for an iPad screen protector, a case for your iPad, a cover for your tablet, or a complete case for your notebook, Case Logic has a great selection for you to choose from.

With the newest accessories being offered by accessory manufacturers, there are new styles, new functions, and new accessories coming out every day. Whether you’re looking for a new case to protect your investment or a screen protector for your tablet computer, Case Logic has something to suit your needs.

This company offers a case that is Apple’s standard size. With the screen protector included with your purchase, this is a very affordable case that won’t break the bank. It includes an extra battery for added protection.

The case has a pocket located on one side to hold the charging cables and a USB charging port. Another pocket is located on the top and one on either side of the case for a headphone jack. If you need to connect two external devices, these can be attached to the bottom pocket.

Case Logic cases offer the best selection for both cases and accessories. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend, family member, or business associate, they have a variety of great prices and features. The Company also sells iPad covers as well.

The Cover for the iPad is one of their most popular cases due to Apple’s great design and great durability. It has an elegant, classic look.

Why Double Glazed Windows Are So Popular


Double glazed windows are also known as double glazed windows, triple glazed windows, double glazed doors or glazing and insulated glass. They have been around for many years and are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, both in homes and commercial buildings.

There are three main types of double glazed windows available. These include honeycomb, double-glazed and airtight. Honeycomb glass is made by using two panes of glass that are then sealed together by an airtight gas-filled cavity. Air is blown through the cavity which forms a tight seal against the two panes of glass and keeps the moisture out.

Honeycomb windows are the most commonly used types of windows due to their energy efficiency. The honeycomb type will allow around 25% more heat to pass through your home than standard windows. Energy efficiency is a major factor when it comes to buying and installing windows, as you will get the most benefit from your investment if it is energy efficient. Honeycomb windows are easy to install and require very little maintenance once installed. Once in place, you can close them all year round, without worrying about the effects of weather on your windows.

Honeycomb windows are a little more expensive than standard windows but they do have other advantages. As long as they are kept properly maintained, they are virtually maintenance-free. Unlike standard windows which will need to be repainted and treated for termites, honeycomb windows are resistant to this damage. It is also possible to fit honeycomb windows on new homes without having to pay to have them fitted – saving you money.

Airtight glazing works by creating an air barrier, keeping out the outside air and allowing warm air to pass through and keeping out cold air. Honeycomb types of windows are the cheapest to install but the most efficient, allowing you to keep your heating bills down while saving money on your energy bill.

Double glazed doors are just one part of an integrated glazing system. This makes the whole installation process more efficient because they can now be joined together, which reduces the amount of work required to seal and insulate each individual pane. The result is double the energy efficiency as well as double the amount of insulation.

Double glazed windows are now a widely recognised option for both commercial and domestic properties. They provide the right level of security for homes and apartments, as well as the optimum level of insulation to keep your home cool in the summer months.

As you can see, there are many advantages to choosing double glazed windows and they are a popular choice. Installing them on your property can not only improve the value of your property, but also the comfort of your family and your belongings.

Glazing provides several benefits, providing protection from cold drafts and the heat from the sun. These windows also reduce noise, air pollution, carbon monoxide and the negative impact that noise has on the environment. It is no wonder that glazed windows are so popular.

Homes with glazed windows are easier to maintain than those without them, especially if you want your home to look its best throughout the year. The amount of cleaning that is needed to keep your home clean is reduced and the overall cost of maintaining the windows is also reduced. You don’t have to spend hours scrubbing, cleaning and mopping every time the sun’s rays come into your home. to keep your windows looking good.

Installing double glazed windows is a straightforward procedure and does not require specialist help. If you’re unsure, it is best to ask a specialist to install your windows for you. You can also choose to hire a professional for installation, but this might add a small extra cost.

If you need any advice on which type of window will suit your needs, you should always call a specialist. They can advise you on how to install your windows.

Opening times and tours

Summer Hours

01 December to March 31

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm


Open: Tuesday during summer hours, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Sundays for large groups ( 20+ ) Please ring the museum to discuss times etc.
Entrance: $25 adult, $10 per child. Family $60  Eftpos or cash, no credit cards.
Allow: 2 hours – Please arrive before 2 pm.


We advise you to wear comfortable footwear.

Bring your camera to capture photos of your favourite pieces in the collection.


Most of the museum is pushchair and wheelchair accessible, but there are some areas only accessible via stairs.

A wheelchair is available – please ask for assistance if needed.


Plenty of parking is available at the museum. Be sure to visit our gift shop.

Donations & Sponsorship

Without you this collection could not be preserved

for future generations…


We rely on donations to support the museum and any contributions recieved are greatly
appreciated. If you would like to make a donation to the Packard and Pioneer Museum
please do so via direct debit. Our account details are as follows:

The Anawhata Museum Charitable Trust

Reference as ‘donation’

The Anawhata Museum is the old name of the museum as that was where it was originally located. The name was later changed to the Packard and Pioneer Museum

Please email [email protected] if you have made a donation so we can acknowledge your contribution

Don’t forget to support our wonderful sponsors

This museum only has a chance for survival because you, the public, and the following local businesses and organisations have come in behind it. Taking an amazing hidden collection of this breadth, and successfully turning it into a destination and educational resource for the whole of Northland and New Zealand is no mean feat.

A huge amount of voluntary labour and resources have enabled us to get where we are currently. We are so grateful for those businesses who simply put their hands up and said, “How can we help?” Some businesses have donated specific items, or labour. Others donate on a regular basis to our volunteer budget, allowing us to reimburse the petrol costs of our volunteers coming in every week to polish and repair and build, organise and clean to improve the presentation of the exhibits.

Huge thanks to the Sponsors and Suppliers listed below, who in some way have helped the collection on its journey;

Pub Charities Commission
Oxford Sports Trust
Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)
Foundation North
Creative Northland
New Zealand Community Trust
Tony Gorden Panelbeaters
Bunnings Warehouse
Wynn Fraser Paints
Atlas Cranes
Brian Craig Engineering
Normans Buses
Jonzone Signage 
Online Designs
Phil Durham Electrical                                               

The Office Café 
Jeff Oliver Print  
Auto North
Ecosse Business Systems
BBS Timber
Volunteering Whangarei
Coffee News
 We are also working closely with other museums, providing items for loans for exhbitions and special events, and working together to promote Whangarei and Northalnd as a top tourist destination.

The Volunteers

The Volunteers

If you’re interested in becoming part of our team, please get in touch through our contact page.

Our dedicated team of volunteers play an essential role in the museum. Some work on restoration projects, others help with research or train as voluntary tour guides. Several volunteers are responsible for keeping the cars tidy and polished, a huge task!

There is a social side to volunteering at the museum too. Like-minded people meet and share their knowledge and experiences. Skills are kept honed after retirement, and there is always something to do. We hold several social events each year to show our appreciation for the work and dedication of the team.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer simply use our contact form on the website. Just a few spare hours a week is a great help to the museum, and we are sure to be able to put the skills you bring to good use.

Our volunteers bring the Garrett Traction Engine back to life…



Military vehicles and equipment from many theatres of war. . .

From the Land Wars to the Vietnam era, the collection includes a huge variety of vehicles, ordnance and equipment. We have US army trucks, a Jeep, a Damlier Ferrett Scout Car, and military motorcycles used in WWII, including the light-weight Royal Enfield Flying Flea dropped by parachute behind the lines. Land Rovers include series 1 and 2, plus the rarer forward control Land Rover.

On display are engines used for both marine and aeronautical use, including a rare Packard/Merlin Mustang engine, the 12-cylinder Napier Lion engine (“w” configuration) a 1932 Lycoming radial engine and the Gypsy Moth engine used in the Tiger Moth.

The ordnance includes a WWI 4.5″ Howitzer, black powder cannons used for signalling, and a naval gun turret from the HMNZS Achilles. The WWI Howitzer and Achilles gun turret are both undergoing preservation at the moment.

Also in the collection, and to be displayed when we can get funding for appropriate glass cases, are some extremely rare and delicate old Military uniforms and equipment.

Click here to view the HMNZS-Achilles-4-B-Gun-Turret

Click here to view the WW1 4.5″ Howitzer


Classic , Vintage and Veteran motorcycle heaven…

With over 63 classic and vintage motorcycles, this part of the collection is enough to make the motorcycle-enthusiast drool.

Our oldest bike, the 1904 Peugot racer was named Best Veteran in the 2012 Classic Motorcycle show in Auckland. The 1904 Peugot has no brakes or clutch, an engine identical to this (but in a Norton frame) won the very first Isle of Man TT Motorcycle race in 1907 in the multi cylinder class. The winning rider was Rem Fowler, and the race full of adventure.

The collection includes most of the famous makes; Norton, Rudge, Brough Superior, Triumph, Ariel, BSA, Sunbeam, Peugeot, Royal Enfield, Vincent, Harley, Indian, Levis, Coventry Eagle, Connaught and 12 Velocettes .

Most of them are in a fully restored condition.

We also have a few early push-bikes, and military bikes dropped by parachute behind the lines in WWII (Wellbike).

Other Classic Vehicles

Classic vehicles of all types from European and American cars and trucks, to buses, a charabanc, mail coach and even a small restored steam train!

Its not all Packards (only 54). Other classic cars and vehicles make up the collection of approx 350 vehicles. The range is huge, and many are in restored condition.

Domestic Items

No matter what your interest we are bound to have something for you here…

Graeme collected anything that resulted from the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Many domestic items that had changed the way people lived caught his eye…

The collection includes;

  • saws and early chain-saws
  • telephones
  • Early vacuum cleaners
  • toy cars from the 1920’s
  • vintage radio collection
  • early sewing machines
  • money box collection
  • NZ uniforms from 1850 – 1945
  • goat and dog carts
  • lantern projector (1890) + early French slide viewer
  • Rifles, flintlock pistols, machine guns, bayonets and swords
  • cast iron stoves
  • early carpenters’ tools
  • early saddlers’ and leather tools
  • steam models (static)
  • too many other items to list

Stationary Engines

Over 100 stationary engines

Some are quite rare, mainly the older one-off handbuilt ones. We are presently sorting out the stationary engines. They are mainly in one area but are to be found also in the huge back shed.

Steam & Traction

In our collection there is 4 Traction Engines :




and a John Fowler.


We also have a restored Dubs 0-4-0 Steam Engine built in 1873

There is :

  • a restored engineers railway jigger from 1895
  • a motorised jigger
  • large steam engine headlights
  • platform furniture including 3 baggage trollies

Fenton tells me there is another engine in bits lying around somewhere


Early tractors, earthmovers and agricultural machines…

Graeme Craw, the collector, was a contractor building some of Auckland’s important roads in the 1950s, including the northern approach to the Harbour Bridge, and Scenic Drive. Consequently, he amassed a large amount of earthmoving equipment, and developed a great appreciation for the early earthmovers that literally shaped the face of New Zealand with the Kauri Industry.

We have early tractors, 1909 Fitch Four Drive, a range of Allis Chalmers, Caterpillar, Farmall, Fowler, International Harvester, Case, Ferguson, Fiat, Aveling & Porter and many rare, unique bulldozers

Many are unrestored.

We also have scoops and graders from every period, some made in NZ (Thames, Christchurch), others being the only known surviving model of a certain type.


52 Packards, the largest private collection in Australasia

The collection focuses on the Packard motorcar, a personal favourite of the collector Graeme Craw, for their precision engineering, and beauty. While working at Dominion Motors, Auckland – the Packard agents for NZ – he became enthused with their high quality and suitability for early NZ roads. New Zealand also had an abundance of them as they were one of the few makes of car tough enough to stand up to the conditions of our roads in the first part of the 20th century. They were known as the “Rolls Royce” of the American car industry, and were the car of choice by politicians and celebrities, who often ordered custom changes.

We have many cars with stories, and are in the process of collating all this information.

The Journey

The Journey

The largest private collection of Packard Motorcars in Australasia

This collection began back in the early 1950’s on a farm at Anawhata, Piha. Collector extraordinaire, farmer and roading contractor, Graeme Craw, had a strong interest in the Industrial Revolution and it’s effects on both industry and every-day life. He aimed to preserve the history and machines of the revolution which took place during the 18th and 19th centuries. He had a deep appreciation of the ruggedness of early colonial New Zealand and the machines that literally shaped our country. His farm at Anawhata, Piha, included an early bush railway which ferried huge Kauri logs to the sawmills.

Graeme, being a rugged individual, recognized the same characteristic in Packard automobiles as they were one of the few cars of the time that were able to withstand the conditions of early New Zealand roads. Testament to that was his first Packard, Graeme gave the car a quick check over and was able to make the journey all the way to Anawhata with 13 sheep in the back! It was the beginning of a love-affair with Packards, laying the foundation for a collection of over 50 Packards, covering most models from 1919 to 1958 when Packard finally ceased production.

The collection moved to the old Montana Winery in the Waitakere Hills.
Then on to it’s current location in the old Maungatapere Dairy factory, a move that took over 3 years.
At this time the collection was only open by appointment .
Sadly in 2007, Graeme passed away after a long illness .
After his passing, the family decide to open the collection to the public as a Musuem as this had been one of Graemes intentions.
The muesum now is open to the public

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