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On 28 June 2016 a Mana Rangatahi (Youth Workshop) was held in the Tauranga City Council Chambers as part of
On 18 June 2016 more than three hundred people showed their solidarity with the victims of the Orlando shooting by
The 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Te Ranga was held on 21 June 2016 at 7am at the Te
Mount Maunganui Library opened on 19 August 1967.
A lecture by Doctor Rangi Matamua, Constellations in the Sky Will Last Forever - He Tātai Whetu O Te Rangi,
Karetao Pūoro (singing puppets) are an ancient Māori treasure that to a large extent has been sleeping for generations. This
Arthur Morrow was born in County Longford, Ireland, the fifth son of Mr. Hugh and Eliza Morrow, he arrived in
Ngāti Ranginui signed a Treaty of Waitangi Deed of Settlement with the the Crown on 21 June 2012, the 148th
The Matariki Film Challenge is the first of its kind in Tauranga Moana, focusing on local stories with a Matariki
Robert Bole Morrow was born in Ireland and served most of his adult life with the British Military in India.
"Te Hokowhitu a Tū” the Māori Pioneers is an exhibit that commemorates the exploits of the Māori Battalion during the
During the Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival 2016 Auckland Museum’s Online Cenotaph digital kiosk was placed at Tauranga City Library. The
Yvonne was the first born daughter of Ruby and Vivian Morrow, 1915. Sister of Gwen and Alison. Attended Whitiora School
This collaborative exhibition was hosted by Creative Tauranga who invited artists in Tauranga Moana to show work significant to Matariki
In 2016 the Tauranga Moana Matariki Advistory Committee organised the 2016 Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival. This was the festival's 15th
Frank Gordon Morrow joined the first NZEF and was shipped to Egypt for training, then Gallipoli where he was wounded.
Arthur, known as Uncle Nelson by his family, served two tours during the First World War and within New Zealand
James Williamson Fedarb sailed from Paihia on board the 'Mercury', arriving in Tauranga on 22 May 1840 where he was given James
Harry Capel Pritt from Katikati was killed in action Gallipoli 8th August 1915. Born with the name Harry, he later
This article about Hera's Memorial is Te Puke is by Christine Clement. In 1921 Hera’s memorial was unveiled at the
Flora Alice Emily Davies died in Tauranga at the age of 106 in 1991. Her husband, Alfred, had died in
Asher Asher arrived in New Zealand in 1842. He was involved with fire fighting in Auckland, moving to Tauranga in
Ernest Cooper was a native of King's Heath, Birmingham, England. His parents were William and Alice Cooper who lived in
Corporal Donald Duncan Bain was aged 34 when he was killed in action during World War II in Italy on
Captain Richard Roxborough Moore led the 1st Waikato Militia at the Battle of Te Ranga on 21 June 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel Philip Harington arrived in Tauranga in 1864 as officer in charge of the 1st Waikato Militia. He later
Otumoetai Primary School was a significant central point for all local families. It's History is of Prime Importance.
Daisy Hardwick was an enthusiast for ornamental and domestic horticulture in the Tauranga district. From 1952 she presented fortnightly garden
In October 2000 Belinda Leckie researched and compiled a book titled 'Merivale, Tauranga: Proud of it' with the assistance of
Recently a new road in Bethlehem was named Pokapu Place, but during the 1940s there was another street in Tauranga
Arthur Washington Burrows was a prominent architect of early Tauranga designing such iconic buildings as the Star Hotel, the Mechanic's
John Lucius Davoren died at age 27 during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The previous year John had given evidence at
Nga Wahi Rangahau: Research Collections house the libraries' main heritage collections and are a valuable local resource. In order to keep
An article written in 2016 by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack about her relationship with the historic Athenree Homestead. The history
My memories of Apata in the 1950’s, the trains and bus trip to Katikati