Our Partners

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have dedicated local sponsors, funders, and donors that have helped us to build strong connections within our local community and allowed us to flourish as an organisation. We see sponsors as part of our museum family and we are proud of the personal relationships we have with those who support us. We are grateful to them not only for their financial support but for their endorsement, advocacy, and encouragement.

Many of our sponsors and donors are long-term benefactors who have helped us to develop key areas of growth such as our professionally curated exhibitions and unique museum experiences. They understand the importance of delivering a high-quality visitor experience and the significance of our place within the community.    Sponsors benefit from securing their place as local advocates in the minds of the community. They value the work we do and recognize the wide ranging positive effect their support has on children, families and groups in the area. They appreciate our ability to collaborate with our local partners and the connections this creates in our community.

They know that by supporting our organisation, they will have an impact not just on this generation, but on many more to come. As a modern forward-thinking museum, we have many goals and aspirations for the future.  Working with sponsors is one of the ways we can achieve them.

We aim to encourage more individuals and businesses to become part of our museum family. We can offer mutually beneficial sponsorship packages for activities, areas, events, exhibitions, and collections and we work with our sponsors to ensure they receive fitting recognition for their support. We pride ourselves in our flexible approach and we welcome input from sponsors on how we can help them achieve their promotional goals.

Our Partners, Sponsors and Donors

Partner with us

Taylor Bros Transport Ltd

Taylor Bros Transport Ltd has been a proud Katikati company since 1965 and is a Platinum Sponsor of the Western Bay Museum. Garry, Evelyn, Andrew and Lee Ann Taylor offer a vast array of services in the trucking world and pride themselves on their innovative, progressive practices and attention to detail.

They have been a dedicated supporter of the Western Bay Museum since its inception. They are committed to high quality in their business and bring the same values to their relationship with us.

As well as being sponsors of the main exhibition gallery, Taylor Bros Transport Ltd has also generously supported individual exhibitions and projects. They are a fundamental part of our museum family and are proud to be supporters of our organisation and the many volunteers who give their time.

LeeAnn Taylor says, "Taylor Bros Transport Ltd is proud to sponsor the Western Bay Museum. We feel it is important that the stories of the local people be told and the regions history preserved. A big thanks to Paula and all the staff and volunteers who make this happen with their hard work and enthusiasm".

Taylor Bros Transport Ltd

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am — 3:00 pm

Closed: Good Friday, Anzac Day morning, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Contact details

The Old Fire Station
32 Main Road
Katikati 3129
New Zealand

Phone +64 7 549 0651

Email info@westernbaymuseum.nz