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Welcome to RECOLLECT

Second Pioneer Store. Katikati Royal Mail Coach crossing Uretara River bridge Katikati c1913Wheelbarrow race Main Street Katikati c1932Last Kauri log for the mill. Katikati Te Puke Post Office and Bank of New Zealand c1915Main street Te Puke c1915Uretara River Katikati 1946Southern Cross on Athenree Flats

 

 

Welcome to Western Bay of Plenty Community Archives.

It is made up of documents and images selected from a collection of 50 years work gathered by dedicated volunteers.

Additions will be made continually.  We hope you enjoy our stories. 

RECENT ADDITION TO THE SITE

The most recent addition is "The Professionals" collection with photos of buildings that were used by professionals of the past, bankers, doctors, policemen, post masters and others. This collection has been published to coincide with the exhbition of the same name presently on display at the Western Bay Museum.

MEMORIES OF KATIKATI

We now have two oral history videos recording the memories of Sally Henry and Pat Pamment, two long time residents of Katikati.

PAPERS OF THE PAST.

The National Library of New Zealand provides digital access to New Zealand and Pacific newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Two papers about the Western Bay can be read via the following links: The Te Puke Times from 1913-1920 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/te-puke-times  and The Bay of Plenty Times from 1872-1940  https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/bay-of-plenty-times