Te Hikoi was opened in December 2007, with collection items from Riverton Heritage Society, which was previously Wallace Early Settlers Association.
We have two main charitable organisations who keep Te Hikoi ticking, and volunteers are the main source of our energy.
We are currently looking for volunteers, if you have regular or occasional time you would like to help out, please contact us to discuss your skills and our needs.
Riverton Heritage and Tourist Centre Trust
Meetings are held at Te Hikoi on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5pm.
Riverton Heritage Society
Meetings are held at Te Hikoi on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7.30pm.
Thank you to our current sponsors:
We are looking for more partners to work with to achieve our goals, please contact us if you would like to work with us.
We are currently fundraising for solar photo-voltaic panels to go on our roof, to help reduce our operating expenses. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring 1Kw.
Donations can be made to our bank account:
Te Hikoi (Riverton Heritage and Tourist Centre Trust)
06 0954 0041647 00
Thank you to our founding sponsors:
Community Trust of Southland, Lottery Grants Board, Ministry of Tourism, Southland Regional Heritage Trust, Southland District Council, Venture Southland, Wallace Early Settlers Association, H Graham Watson, Southern Trust, Riverton/Aparima Community Board, ILT Foundation, Pub Charity Aparima Tavern, Stout Trust, Maureen Shaw, Lions Club of Riverton, Oraka-Aparima Runaka Inc.
And numerous individuals and businesses who donated to help us get started.