My sister and I recently spent a day at the NZSG Research Centre in Panmure. We made a number of discoveries in our Whakapapa search, thanks to the assistance of the volunteers in the library. They can save you so much time, as they know where to look and what information can be found there. Pat was particularly helpful, enthusiastically joining us in following leads and producing resources I didn't even know existed e.g. burial record books where I discovered where my great-great-grandfather was buried, along with his wife, and even what was written on the headstone! I will return to the research centre to find further information, spending a morning there, as it is quieter at that time.
(visited 11 January 2017)