Kurow $5000 for museum roof

A new exhibition of photographs depicting streets in Kurow from 100 years ago, now on display at the Kurow Museum and Information Centre, will soon be better protected after the museum was awarded a $5000 grant to replace its leaky roof.

Trust Aoraki awarded the grant to the museum last week, and museum and information centre manager Carron Cossens said receiving the grant was ''a wonderful Christmas present''.

Ms Cossens said builders from Mudrock Construction had been repairing the roof free of charge but it needed to be replaced.

''It is aged and leaks, but local workers have been amazing in helping to repair it.''

She said now the grant was in place, after the final Masonic Lodge charity golf tournament fundraiser was complete on January 13, work to replace the roof should be able to start in February.