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Te Awanui was carved from a 300-year-old kauri tree by master carver Tuti Tukaokao in 1973 after a request by the city to the Māori Cultural and Promotional Committee. It
2013
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List of Tauranga Mayors and Councillors compiled by Fiona Kean and updated by Debbie McCauley.
2015
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Many years ago, the beach in front of Motuotau (Rabbit Island) was the scene of a massacre. Confiscated from local iwi after the 1864 Battle of Gate Pa, the island
2015
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This article was created as a result of a query at the Tauranga City Library into the history of the Ohauiti Settlers Hall - Debbie McCauley.
2015
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A special signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Mauao Trust and the Tauranga City Council took place at the Mount Surf Club on Sunday 15 September 2013 at
2015
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A speech given by Alison Carey, Immediate Past President of Somervale Unit Residents’ Association, at the Somervale 30th Birthday celebrations on the 6th of May 2015. Thanks to Rhonda Howie,
2015
Genealogy Record
In 1964, at the age of 93, Charles wrote a letter to his cousin in which he remembers early days at Alexandra (Pirongia since 1896). Charles was my first cousin
2015
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Construction of the Stone Jetty, the first wharf at Mount Maunganui, began on 7 December 1888. All Tauranga's leading citizens took part in the project, under the direction of Arthur
2015
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Sixty-five years after the Ranui Disaster in 1950, Lee Switzer took the following photographs of the site. The photographs were taken on a calm day at low tide.
2015
Genealogy Record
Alwina Clarice Hazel Garmonsway was married at age sixteen, left her abusive husband after a couple of years to live with another man, bigamously married a third man in 1925
2015
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The Ohuki Land Dispute at Matāpihi in Tauranga between Ngāi Tukairangi and Ngāti He lasted for three years. In early 2017 contractors working on widening the side of State Highway
2017
Genealogy Record
Tauranga settler William John Douglas died when he swallowed a staple whilst fencing.
2015
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Faulkner Park in Robins Road, Tauranga, was named for former Mayor Eric Lees Faulkner. Photos: Debbie McCauley (February, 2015).
2015
Genealogy Record
Sir William Herbert Herries was a parliamentarian and MP for Tauranga. He is commemorated via Herries Memorial Arch on The Strand in Tauranga.
2015
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There have been gardens on the Te Papa peninsula since people first arrived in Tauranga in the 1300s. An information panel on The Strand in Tauranga gives details about early
2015
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The newest Tauranga City Council councillor was sworn in on 4 March 2015. Kamatua Huikakahu Kawe gave the opening karakia and mihi, followed by Mayor Stuart Crosby. Leanne Brown then
2015
Genealogy Record
Claudia Jarman has been described as 'one of Tauranga's most respected artists and art teachers'.
2015
Genealogy Record
Frenchman Louis Bidois was an early Tauranga trader, arriving in the area in 1844. His daughter would marry the son of Te Puna French trader Emile Joseph Borel (1814-1885).
2015
Genealogy Record
Koraurau was the leading chief at Otamataha Pā in Tauranga. He was killed in 1828 along with around 500 of his people when the pā was raided by iwi from
2015
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A small island located off Mount Maunganui's main beach, Moturiki Island has been the site of Moturiki Pa, Moturiki Quarry, Marineland and Leisure Island. Today it is a protected reserve
2015