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6th (Hauraki) Battalion Group Newsletter - Kia Kaha Photograph of Major Russell Skeet taken during the 1980s and digitised
At 12.30am on Thursday 14 January 2016 a fire started on Mauao that soon raged out of control, destroying 4,000sqm
Louis was the grandaughter of Gustavus Ferdinand Von Tempsky (1828-1868), Major of the Forest Rangers.
Banks Avenue, Mount Maunganui Banks Avenue runs from Marine Parade in Mount Maunganui down to to the round about on
What was the most popular book borrowed from Tauranga City Libraries in 2015? This page lists the top 21 books
There are many historic places in Tauranga, and a few historic buildings that have survived the drive for progress. One
Botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham may have been the first non-Maori to walk over much of what is now central
All the soldiers and sailors who died at the battles of Gate Pā and Te Ranga were buried in the
Mary Ashfield appears on the 1893 and 1896 New Zealand Electoral Rolls. This photograph of her was taken by Emily
An article by Dr Paul Mountfort written for the Board of Directors when the Hospital was closing. Dr Mountford gave
Harington Street, Tauranga Harington Street runs between and parallel to McLean and Hamilton Streets from Cameron Road to The Strand.
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