Welcome to Tauranga City Libraries' online digital ‘knowledge basket’, capturing the spirit  of Tauranga and its communities. Our vision is to capture the memories of local people through their personal stories, photographs, video and audio footage. These memories can be from this region or from other places in the world as well. Jump into a basket below, or check out content from our local community (to the right).


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This list of past Tauranga Mayors and Councillors was compiled by Fiona Kean. It is reproduced here with her permission
John Alexander McKinney and family arrived in New Zealand on the Lady Jocelyn in 1878 as part of George Vesey
Alf Rendell Aerials 12-564.
Many years ago, the beach in front of Motuotau (Rabbit Island) was the scene of a massacre. Confiscated from local
Edward Douglas was the great grandfather of Wayne McCormack, husband of Katikati historian Ellen McCormack. He fought during the Battle
This article was created as a result of a query at the Tauranga City Library into the history of the
Tauriko School re-enacting the Battle of Gate Pa (June 2014) ........
This article by Penny Guy (Children’s and Teens’ Librarian, Tauranga City Libraries) was published in Library Life on the 21st
Penny Guy and her costumes.
Penny Guy and Claire Cooper (Children’s and Teens’ Librarians, Tauranga City Council, New Zealand) wrote this article which was presented
Mauao Memorandum of Understanding (15 September 2013).
A special signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Mauao Trust and the Tauranga City Council took place at
Matariki 2015 - Karena & Kasey - 18 July - Papamoa Library (28).
On 18 July 2015 Karena and Kasey Bird (sisters from Maketu and winners of MasterChef New Zealand 2014) gave a
Matariki 2015 - Po Purakau - 16 July - Papamoa Library (23).
On the evening of 16 July 2015 an Evening of Stories, Pō Pūrākau was held after hours at Papamoa Library
Matariki 2015 - Kite Day - Fergusson Park - 11 July (18).
Part of Tauranga City Libraries 2015 Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival was a Matariki Kite Day held at Fergusson Park in
Right Tōtara Tree Pou: Te Wano.
Te Wano, a Pirirākau tohunga, was killed during the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina.
During the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina Ngāi Tamarāwaho fought under their chief Paraone Koikoi.
Matariki 2015 - Tiki Figure Activity - Tga Lib - 8 July (3).
Part of Tauranga City Libraries 2015 Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival was an event where children could whakarongo (listen) to a
Matariki 2015 - Joel Komene - 7 July - Papamoa Library (10).
On 7 July 2015 Jo'el Komene ran a Tangi Rōreka workshop at Papamoa Library as part of the Tauranga City
Matariki 2015 - Weaving Workshop - Creative Tga - 6 July (11).
In 2015 Tauranga City Libraries Maori Events Team ran an extensive Matariki program. This page is an index to articles
Matariki 2015 - Weaving Workshop - Creative Tga - 6 July (27).
As part of Tauranga City Libraries 2015 Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival, Creative Tauranga hosted an exhibition by Parewhati Taikato, Bernie
Masonic Park (Tauranga).
On 5 July 2015 the archaeological site in Masonic Park in Tauranga was photographed.0 Photographs: Debbie McCauley.
On the 100th ANZAC anniversary in 2015, Jennifer Aitken gifted her father's Second World War memoirs to Tauranga City Libraries,
Matariki 2015 - Te Reo Wainene o Tua - 29 June  (26).
Tauranga City Libraries 2015 Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival presented an innovative Te Reo Māori language and "storytelling" event that brought
William George Simpson (1890-1970) .
Tauranga born William George Simpson served during the Samoan Advance and the Gallipoli campaign. He was my second cousin twice
Matariki 2015 - Mana Rangatahi - Youth Workshop - Deb M (17).
On 24 June 2015 a Mana Rangatahi - Youth Workshop - was held in the Tauranga City Council chambers as
Matariki 2015 - Jo'el Komene - 23 June.
On 23 June 2015 Jo'el Komene ran a Tangi Rōreka workshop as part of the Tauranga City Libraries 2015 Tauranga
ANZAC Day at Huria Marae (25 April 2015) .
On 25 April 2015 a Dawn Service was held at Huria Marae to remember the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC
ANZAC Day 2015 Civic Service  (49).
On 25 April 2015 a combined Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Civic Memorial Service was held at the Tauranga Domain. This
Matariki 2015 - Fashion Show - Jeanine Clarkin - Ora Pihema.
A dazzling showcase of fashion, contemporary Māori art and performance recently saw flashbulbs popping and Tauranga’s glitterati shining almost as
An article about TW's Young Writers Group, and their publication They Came in From the Dark, co-edited by Jessica Harvey
A short article advising on how to be a writer, by Jenny Argante.
An article about producing Tauranga Writers 40th anniversary publication, This Side of the World: Tauranga Writers Celebrating 40 Years. Edited
Acknowledgement Roly Hume. Transcript of a WWII letter by Lance Corporal Neil Hume (1907-1991?) written October 31 1945.
Transcript of a partial letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in Egypt describing an engagement with the Turks across the
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in 1917 after returning to Egypt from leave.
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in 1917 in which he describes the discovery of what they
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders writing near Gaza in Palestine.
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders after fighting Turks as mounted support for the "Tommies".

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The Rena ecological disaster
Tauranga Artists
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Tauranga Hospital Centenary
Tauranga Jazz Society
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Tauranga City Libraries is facilitating an online digital ‘knowledge basket’  Tauranga Memories  to capture the spirit  of Tauranga and its communities. Our vision is to capture these memories through your personal stories, photographs, video and audio footage.

It could be the stories of your migration or photos of a Tauranga event that you may have attended. Both individuals and community groups are welcome to contribute.So come join us in creating a vibrant resource that captures that true spirit of Tauranga, creating a legacy for our future generations to enjoy. For more details, email Tauranga Memories.

 

 

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