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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173 Lemon Street 2017.

173 Lemon Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This cottage, although now somewhat altered, was originally constructed about 1900 - it was removed from the site to an unknown location in 2017 to enable the construction of a used car sales yard. 

32 Northgate 2017.

32 Northgate 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This 1930s-40s bungalow was removed from the site to an unknown location in 2017 to enable the construction of a used car sales yard. 

30 Northgate 2017.

30 Northgate 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This 1920s-30s bungalow was regrettably removed from the site to an unknown location in 2017 to enable the construction of a used car sales yard. 

This bungalow was one of two homes (22 and 13 Mill Road) constructed in lower Mill Road by Borough Engineer Christopher Skitrop in 1920. Two permits were issued for the construction of the homes, although as no section number is listed in the NPBC permit register, it is unclear which permit relates to what home. 

Permit One: A permit for the construction of a residence on Mill Road was granted to C. Skitrop by the Borough Council on 5 May 1920 - Skitrop was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £750.

Permit Two: A permit for the construction of a cottage in Victoria

This bungalow was one of two homes (13 and 22 Mill Road) constructed in lower Mill Road by Borough Engineer Christopher Skitrop in 1920. Two permits were issued for the construction of the homes, although as no section number is listed in the NPBC permit register, it is unclear which permit relates to what home. 

Permit One: A permit for the construction of a residence on Mill Road was granted to C. Skitrop by the Borough Council on 5 May 1920 - Skitrop was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £750.

Permit Two: A permit for the construction of a cottage

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