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Katikati Dairy Factory 1902No 3 School photograph 1914Katikati BlacksmithsWaihi Beach 1922Bushman's slab hutTe Puke Post Office and Bank of New Zealand c1915Main street Te Puke c1915Uretara wharf

 

 

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 ADDITIONS TO THE SITE

TE PUKE HOTEL CENTENARY VIDEOS

In 2008 the Te Puke Hotel sponsored the recording of interviews of older members of the Te Puke district by students at the Intermediate School. This was done to commemorate the centenary of the hotel. Two of these videos is now available for you to view under "Oral Histories" - Huia Tapsell and Michael Parke-Pittar.

KATIKATI TURN BACK TUESDAY

Each week an historical photo or document is loaded to the Katch Katikati Face Book site and these are also loaded into the Turn Back Tuesday collection. So if you haven't looked at that collection for a while you may find interesting.

WESTERN BAY MUSEUM - PIONEER TRADES EXHIBITION

A new exhibition opens the week beginning 12 February featuring the tools that the merchants used to provide services to the local townsfolk inlcuding: blacksmiths, butchers, cobblers, dressmakers and gold miners.

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 1872-1949  https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/bay-of-plenty-times