Katikati soldier numbers sent to fight in the world wars were shockingly higher than that of other small towns.
More than 100 men left their homes in Katikati to go off and fight. Ten soldiers didn't come home in World War I, and another 10 perished in World War II.
"Such a large number of Katikati men went to war, it's quite surprising," says Katikati Heritage Museum manager Paula Gaelic.
Every few months the museum designates a theme and this month visitors take a glimpse into Katikati's Anzac past. The new exhibition room is the now a "room of remembrance" with an extensive collection of memorabilia from both world wars.
There are letters from soldiers, a trench periscope, badges, weapons, saddles, caps and other war memorabilia.
There are poignant photographs and audio recordings of local men such as Douglas Baker, who owned a timber mill, and Otto Diggelmann which tell a story about their involvement in the war.
The classic Anzac biscuit is not forgotten either - each Sunday throughout the month there is an Anzac biscuit bakeoff for different age groups. Visitors can take in the military machinery display on Sundays as well.
The Anzac grand finale is on the weekend of April 27-28 where the World War II Historical Re-enactment Society visit the museum, don war attire and do an exciting re-enactment of the Battle of Crete outside the museum.
Katikati Heritage Museum has guided tours of the remembrance room daily.