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

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15 Sackville Street 2017.

15 Sackville Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

The 1907-08 Fitzroy Town Board rating roll lists Raymond Smith as the owner of Lots 28a, 30a, 32a & 34a - the sections are all thought to be vacant at this time, and had a combined rateable value of £135.

Raymond Smith soon sold lots 28a, 30a & 32a to well-known New Plymouth builder George W. Hartnell, who constructed three villas on the property - only number 15 survives, with those at numbers

48 Record Street 2017.

48 Record Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This villa residence was probably constructed by local builder Leslie Thompson Steele as an investment property during the early-mid 1900s.

A Fitzroy Town Board rating roll for 1907-08 lists Leslie's wife, Margaret, as the ratepayer for Lots 153, 158 & 159 of Fitzroy Subdivision - a rateable value of £1189 likely indicates that the present villas at number 52 (Lots 158 & 159) & number 48 (Lot 153) Record Street were constructed by

52 Record Street 2017.

52 Record Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This corner bay villa was probably constructed by local builder Leslie Thompson Steele as an investment property during the early-mid 1900s. It appears the house was rented for the early period of its history.

A Fitzroy Town Board rating roll for 1907-08 lists Leslie's wife, Margaret, as the ratepayer for Lots 153, 158 & 159 of Fitzroy Subdivision - a rateable value of £1189 likely indicates that the present villas at number 52

50 Record Street 2017.

50 Record Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This villa residence was probably constructed in the early-mid 1900s for Stratford farmer Stephen Rye - Leslie Thompson Steele may have been the builder. It appears the house was rented for the early period of its history.

A Fitzroy Town Board rating roll for 1907-08 lists Rye as the ratepayer for Lots 154 & 155 of Fitzroy Subdivision - a rateable value of £457 probably indicates a house was present on the section.

Garcia Hall 2018.

Garcia Hall 2018

 

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

This hall was constructed in 1943 after an intense fundraising effort. The total construction cost was just over £1000, with most of the cost except for a £200 government subsidy raised by the school committee and the home and school association.

On the 17th of July 1943, shortly after completion of the hall, Mr James Garcia, who had been a member of the committee and also chairman of

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