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Genealogy Record
Tauranga trader Chevalier Peter Dillon was living at Maungatapu Pa by 1835. The 6ft 4 ins (193 cm) tall, red-headed and heavily built Catholic Irish sea-captain claimed to know the
2016
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The Tauranga Bush Campaign (Te Weranga ki Taumata) was a small-scale conflict resulting from the surveying of land that was confiscated from Tauranga Maori after the Battles of Gate Pa
2016
Genealogy Record
Pierre Charles Potier arrived in New Zealand on board the 'Bourdon' on 5 May 1839. In 1840 he moved to Tauranga, later farming at Te Puna. His grandchild would marry
2016
Genealogy Record
Emile Joseph Borel was a French sailor who became a Pakeha Maori and Te Puna settler. His son would marry the daughter of early Tauranga trader and Frenchman Louis Bidois
2016
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Tauranga City Council installed information signage at Yatton Park to tell of the history of the area. It was here that the first Maori settlers established a school to train
2016
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Opened in 1893 by Arthur Blundell who had managed the Maori flour mill at Wairoa, the Waimapu Flour Mill was washed away in the Great Flood of 1907.
2016
Event
At 12.30am on Thursday 14 January 2016 a fire started on Mauao that soon raged out of control, destroying 4,000sqm of vegetation. Story by Debbie McCauley. Photos by Lee Switzer.
2016
Genealogy Record
Botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham may have been the first non-Maori to walk over much of what is now central Tauranga on 4 December 1826 during a visit to the
2016
Place
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
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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
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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