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This typewritten article by an unknown author is thought to have been written in 1933. It was discovered amongst the
Elizabeth Street in the early years Elizabeth Street runs from Takitimu Drive up through Cameron Road and beyond Devonport. Grey
Peter Pratt, writes "This is an unfinished story written in pencil in a cashbook by my eldest brother, Flight Lieutenant
Hamilton Street in the early years. Hamilton Street runs parallel with and between Harington and Wharf Streets in Tauranga City.
Willow Street runs through the centre of downtown Tauranga.
Thomas Milne was a keen bandsman and was secretary of the Tauranga Municipal Town Band for 13 years. This article
The Right Note features hundreds of never before seen historical photographs from the collections of those interviewed by Graham Clark.
Katikati born Thomas Murray Boyd served with the First Australian Imperial Force (1AIF) during World War I. He saw action
Celine Murray released her first book, Seven to Seventeen, while attending Otumoetai College. In 2015, she received a Sir Julius
Cameron Road (est. 1871) Cameron road is today considered the main road that runs the length of Tauranga City. It’s
Ninety-seven year old Alf Rendell has produced a stunning work in collaboration with his friend, respected Tauranga historian Fiona Kean.
Last week an exhibition of exciting new works by watercolourist Nick Eggleston opened at Zohar Gallery in Mount Maunganui. The
I first met Nick in 2007 when he was teaching watercolour painting at Tauranga’s Historic Village. It was there that
When we find something extra special in art, most of us, by inclination, just have to share it. I was
Greerton Swimming Pool opened on 27 November 1971 by Mayor Mr R Owens who was first into the pool and
It is only in the past two years that Janice Giles has returned to the intense experience of producing art
Tauranga artist Janice Giles has continued to work experimentally with both content and technique since winning the Tauranga Society of
Janice Giles has been a counsellor for many years and often creates works that reflect her consideration of what it
‘Strangers in a Crowd’ is Tauranga sculptor Nic Clegg’s first solo exhibition in New Zealand.
A Marquette Angel is the latest From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition, a mobile exhibition series commemorating the centenary of
A single chapter from Peter Pratt's memoirs "The Road From Grimsby" (ISBN 978-0-9941107-8-7).
On Saturday October 10th, 2015, the Tauranga library celebrated International Star Wars Reads Day by throwing a Star Wars themed
Local author and librarian, Debbie McCauley, has been announced as the 2015 winner of the inaugural Creative Tauranga Writers’ Award,
In October 2015 the WW100 Tauranga Committee contributed a Memorial Stone to the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company Memorial Wall
On Saturday 10 October 2015, a Hauraki Patriots Passchendaele Memorial Service was held at the Cenotaph at Mount Maunganui. Photos:
Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster by Debbie McCauley was selected as a 2015
Monmouth Street The 43rd Monmouth and the 68th Durham regiments both arrived in Tauranga early in 1864 in order to,
On 23 September 2015 Brian Rhodes presented a submission on behalf of the Mount Maunganui Sport Fishing Club to the
During the First World War, letters to and from home were an essential part of the Allied Forces well being.
In describing the early appearance of Tauranga, Jinty Rork notes that "behind the beach the land rose steeply, with
On 23 September 2015 Nevan Lancaster presented a submission on behalf of Papamoa Beach Holiday Park to the RENA Resource
The following report was part of the Rena Submission by the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
On 23 September 2015 the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc (Forest & Bird) and Te
On 23 September 2015 Anderley Middleton presented her submission to the RENA Resource Consent Hearing Commissioners and members of the
On 23 September 2015 Debbie McCauley presented her submission to the RENA Resource Consent Hearing Commissioners and members of the