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Shane Taylor: Match Boxes

I really enjoyed reading John Tasker's article on the history of matchboxes in New Zealand. I found an actual example of one of the old tin matchboxes in John's article. Is john still with you? The matchbox came from under a basement of a house in central Auckland. It's still in quite good condition with some of the original contents. I will take photos for you and John and post them on a Facebook page called "Old Tin Matchboxes". I will do this within the next few days. 

Saturday, 21 January 2017
Guest: Paeroa Marching Teams

I was born in Paeroa and to see these journals today got me excited when I discovered the one covering Paeroa Marching Teams.  My Mother who is now 84 was one of the Selettes Marching Team members. However I cannot find any photos. My Mother will be so excited to read about her marching team many years on

Thursday, 22 December 2016
Marilyn Wreakes: Small hall Waitekauri


There is certainly some wonderful information in your journals and website.

For many years I have been researching and looking for any information on a very small hall at Waitekauri. My Mum and Dad met at this hall (1949-1950). Apparently somewhere near Twin Bridges and the old Mine Managers house which in 1950 was owned by Robert and Iris Cowan. (My relatives)I would love to have a picture of this hall and any history about it. My Mum has always said it is the smallest hall she had ever been in. She worked for the Education Board and was sent to small villages to teach sewing to the ladies.

I look forward to hearing from you 

Many thanks

Marilyn Wreakes

Thursday, 25 August 2016
Ruth Ordish: GIS

The GIS showing features around the greater Waihi area is just brilliant!  Fascinating to see past activities summarised and located in our environment.  Thanks for all your effort in providing this.

Friday, 19 February 2016
Jennifer Cochrane: Waitekauri Battery

Your new website is fantastic!! Thank you!

We live on Waitekauri Road and are very keen to source images of things in this general area eg: Maoriland Battery, Jubilee Battery, Waitekauri Township, any old posters/ circulars .

We are developing visitor accomodation on our property and would like to develop a photo board of old images. I am restoring an old wooden window that could be used to display them in. 

On our property is an old gold mine and the remnants of a dam. 

Can you help or point me in the right direction?


Thank you

Thursday, 14 January 2016
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