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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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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
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Greerton Swimming Pool opened on 27 November 1971 by Mayor Mr R Owens who was first into the pool and swam one length of breaststroke in 30 seconds. Story researched
2015
Genealogy Record
Recently when I was at the Tauranga Presbyterian Cemetery I walked past a small headstone. It was very non descript but the wording on it had me intrigued. Who was
2015
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In 2005 the first celestial compass in New Zealand was erected at Sulphur Point in Tauranga. Text and photographs: Debbie McCauley.
2015
Genealogy Record
Philip Tapsell was a mariner, whaler and early trader. He first landed in New Zealand in 1809, arriving in Maketu in 1830. His marriage in 1823 was the first registered
2015
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The Soundshell at Mount Maunganui was built in 1964 and was demolished thirty-five years later in 1999.
2015
Genealogy Record
When long time Bay of Plenty resident Bernard Sladden died in 1961, his collection of rare books became the property of the Tauranga Historical Society. Because of the value of
2015
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Tauranga's Soundshell was located at Memorial Park for just over thirty years. The structure was seven sided and hosted many outdoor events. As yet we have not located a photograph
2015
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In August 2015 Tauranga librarian Stephanie Smith created an exhibition of early Tauranga architecture. The display was on show from August to October in Research Collections at Tauranga City Library.
2015
Genealogy Record
Edward Douglas was the great grandfather of Wayne McCormack, husband of Katikati historian Ellen McCormack. He ran a half-way house between Tauranga and Rotorua, known as the Bush Hotel.
2015
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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