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Te Whare Pukapuka o Korimako, Ngaio Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library

Find out the provenance and heritage behind the Māori names of our library branches

Exterior of the entrance of Cummings Park Library


1a Ottawa Road
New Zealand

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FREE parking is available at the Cummings Park and Ngaio Town Hall.

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Opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 10.00am-5.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am-5.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am-5.30pm
Thursday 10.00am-5.30pm
Friday 10.00am-5.30pm
Saturday 10am-12.30pm


Most of our programmes are back, check our calendar for full list..


Have a read of our monthly newsletter, full of staff and library member reviews from Khandallah and Ngaio:


  •   Wheelchair Access
  •   After-hours return chute
  •   FREE Wi-Fi
  •   Computer use
  •   Printing, photocopying and scanning
  •   Toys to use in the Library

Special Collections

  •   Māori Collection
  •   Kids' World Languages
  •   Magazines
  •   Taonga Tuku Iho Heritage Centre
  •   Children’s VOX books
  •   Adult Large Print
  •   iPad Lending

Taonga Tuku Iho Heritage Centre

Filing cabinets andshelves of local history books, part of Taonga Tuku Iho Heritage Centre at Cummings Park Library

Cummings Park Ngaio Library is now the home of Taonga Tuku Iho; a small heritage centre of reference resources to help with local history and genealogical research. As well as a selection of local history books and magazines, the centre also holds:

Newspaper Microfilm

The centre now holds microfilm of:

  • The Evening Post newspaper from 1946 to 2002
  • The Dominion Post / The Post from 2002 onwards

A digital microfilm viewer / scanner is available but note that this cannot be used to print directly from so take a USB memory stick if you wish to take image files away with you (or use a digital camera / smart-phone to photograph the screen).

About Heritage Wellington Newspapers

Birth, Death and Marriage records

Also available is a complete set of birth, death and marriage index records on microfiche covering all registered 'events' up to 1990, and a selection of CD-ROM databases produced by the NZ Society of Genealogists containing information not available in any other form.

Genealogy Topic Guide

Event Calendar

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