Welcome to Kete New Plymouth - Taranaki's online digital archive of current and historical local events, people, places and experiences.

The Kete is a place for people to share and discover stories, images, video and audio relating to life in Taranaki. We invite members of the community to register and contribute their own experiences to our ever-expanding basket of knowledge; ensuring that this information is retained for all New Zealanders, now and in the future. 

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98 Pendarves Street 2017

New Plymouth Buildings

 

  

Cutfield Road 

Taranaki Street Names

 

 

Alpha Flourmill Stones

Heritage Sites and Features 

Ararata Hall - 1910

Taranaki Halls


N P Cenotaph

Taranaki War Memorials WWI and WWII

 

Rowe, Henry

Plymouth Company Settlers


Waitara Post Office

Waitara Buildings

 

Cutis' Building

Inglewood Buildings

 

 Ngaere Co-op Dairy Factory

Taranaki Dairy Factories

 

 

Whangamomona Road Tunnel #1 - Northern Portal

Taranaki Tunnels


1 Ngatoki Street 2017

Urenui Buildings

St John the Evangelist

Taranaki Churches

 

1671 South Road Open2View

Oakura Buildings


 

NZ Wars Memorial

War Memorials of the  Taranaki Wars

Te Henui, New Walkway bridges

Friends of Te Henui

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DP5247 Courtenay.

This bungalow was constructed for Walter J. Reading in 1930, and was originally located at 161 Courtenay Street (150 in old numbering).

On the 13th of October 1930, a permit for the construction of a house on Part Town Section 1471, Courtenay Street, was granted to W. J. Reading by the Borough Council - the contractors were Girling & Gemmell, and the estimated construction cost was £987.

Another permit was granted to Reading on the 22nd of May 1936 for the installation of a bay window - W. L. Thompson was the contractor, and the estimated construction cost was £19.

DP5247 Courtenay.

This bungalow was constructed for clerk Percy Shepherd in 1934, and was originally located at 159 Courtenay Street (148 in old numbering).

On the 21st of June 1934, a permit for the construction of a house on Part Town Section 1471, Courtenay Street, was granted to Mrs V. E. Shepherd by the Borough Council - the contractor was J. H. Shepherd, and the estimated construction cost was £500.

On the 6th of May 1972, the house (along with the house at present 63 Pohutukawa Place) was relocated to its present location in Bell Block.

This attractive double-bay corner villa was designed by noted New Plymouth architect Frank Messenger for retired farmer Walter Crump in 1909.

Messenger advertised for tenders for the erection of a residence at Strandon for Mr Crump during mid-June 1909.

Crump had previously resided in the historic nineteenth-century cottage at present 99 Inland North Road, Tikorangi. Despite moving into New Plymouth soon after the Ronald Street house was complete, he retained ownership of the Tikorangi Farm until his death in 1912. 

See: Taranaki Herald, 17 June 1909, page 3

Taranaki Salute to the Anzacs Wreath-laying.

Salute to the Anzacs Wreath-laying

The  Taranaki Salute to the Anzacs Wreath-laying 

Statue of a Taranaki soldier unveiled 11/11/2018 -  the centennial of Armistice Day 1918

Sculptor: Fridtjof Hanson.

Unveiled by Rear-Admiral Anthony Parr.

Addresses by Ahmet Ergin (Ambassador, Republic of Turkey) & Archbishop Philip Richardson. 

The soldier is facing Australia as a tribute to the Australian forces as a part of ANZAC and overlooks the site of the former  New Plymouth railway station from where many local troops departed during

111 Lemon Street 2018.

111 Lemon Street 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the New Plymouth Borough Council to Knight & Daly on the 20th of July 1929 for the construction of a house on Town Section 1583 (should be section 1584), Lemon Street - F. Coleman was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £500.

Knight and Daly were fibrous plaster manufacturers who owned Town Sections 1582, 1583 and part 1584, with their factory located at the western end of

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