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Jellicoe Street, Te Puke, 2005

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Te Puke’s Main Street was renamed Jellicoe Street, after Viscount Jellicoe, a British First World War naval hero and New Zealand governor general. This photograph is taken from the same position as the image of 1917, nearly 90 years earlier. The trees ...

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Carver, Whakarewarewa

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

When this picture was taken in 2004, Arekatera Maihi (of Ngāti Whātua and Ngāpuhi descent) was a carver at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Here he is using a traditional toki (adze) with a blade made from pounamu (greenstone) to shape his carving. Before Europeans introduced ...

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Lake Taupō

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Lake Taupō is one of New Zealand’s premium tourist and recreational facilities, used for fishing, boating and swimming. But there are increasing concentrations of nitrate (mainly from the urine of grazing animals) in the lake water, and a major research ...

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Mt Ruapehu

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Mt Ruapehu has erupted many times over the last million years. A large crater lake near the summit is an ever-present hazard because renewed volcanic activity may cause lahars (volcanic mud flows) – the most recent occurred in March 2007. The wide plain ...

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Tāwhaki

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Te Puna Wai Mātauranga is the whakairo (carving) at the main entrance to the University of Waikato Library. The main figure is Tāwhaki, who is grasping the vine on which he climbed to the heavens. In tradition, Tāwhaki is linked with lightning.

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‘The Sentinels’

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

This sculpture, ‘The Sentinels’, is by the artist Selwyn Muru. Carved in Mt Somers stone, it is a salute to the local tribe, Ngāti Whātua. It stands in the foyer of the Auckland Regional Council Building, alongside other artworks representing ...

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Taraia

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

This carving is of Taraia, the great-grandson of Kahungunu. He was responsible for establishing the Ngāti Kahungunu tribe in Hawke’s Bay. Taraia came up with a strategy to attack Heipipi, an impregnable pā near Bay View, Napier. He ordered his warriors ...

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Apartment life

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

In the early 1990s, after decades of decline, the central city population began rising again. Many new residents were single people or childless couples, attracted by the bustle of urban life and proximity to workplaces. Others were Asian immigrants and ...

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TVNZ

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Auckland is New Zealand’s media capital. This is the inner-city headquarters of the state broadcaster, Television New Zealand. It operates two free-to-air commercial channels, TV1 and TV2 and an increasing number of other channels through its digital ...

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Mazuran’s wines

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Antony Hladilo stands beside the tasting counter at Mazuran’s winery in 2007. Antony is related to the founder of the winery, George Mazuran, who migrated to New Zealand from Croatia in 1926. In 1938 George set up Mazuran Wines in Henderson. Like other ...

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St Heliers

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Vellenoweth Green is set against a backdrop of tall apartment buildings in the seaside suburb of St Heliers. In recent decades rising land prices have encouraged people to extend their houses, or build much larger homes and apartment blocks. In summer, ...

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Sylvia Park shopping centre

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Sylvia Park in Mt Wellington is named for the stud farm that once occupied the site. It is now home to New Zealand’s largest shopping mall.

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Ocean Shores retirement village

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Parts of the Bay of Plenty have a high proportion of people aged 65 and over. In 2001 they comprised 17.2% of the population of Tauranga, compared with 12.1% nationally. This retirement village is in Papamoa.

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Ōpape

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The beach at Ōpape is where the Nukutere canoe landed from Eastern Polynesia, about 700 years ago. It brought the forebears of the Te Whakatōhea tribe. Moutohorā (Whale Island) can be seen on the horizon. In the distance at left is the sweep of the western Bay of Plenty coast.

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The fate of Mauao

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

This artwork by Fred Graham at Mt Maunganui public library depicts the story of the mountain Mauao (Mt Maunganui). Disappointed in love, Mauao hoped to sink beneath the waves of Te Moana nui a Kiwa. However, just as the mountain reached the edge of the ...

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Matatā bird sanctuary

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Bay of Plenty wetlands provide a habitat for many bird species. These shags and paradise ducks have flocked to a bird sanctuary at Matatā.

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Remains of Monmouth redoubt

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Monmouth and nearby Durham redoubts were earthworks constructed early in 1864 by British forces, sent to Te Papa to limit support from Tauranga, or further east for the

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Main street, Tauranga

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Tauranga’s population has grown quickly, along with traffic problems and high-rise buildings on a scale usually associated with much larger cities. This is Devonport Road, the main street and one of the major retail precincts.

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Whakatāne High School

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

A fully-fledged high school opened at Whakatāne in 1950, when the population reached 3,777 (1951 census). In 1973, with the population over 10,000, another secondary school, Trident, was also opened.

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Giant kiwi

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Like other small towns, Eketāhuna has rebranded itself to attract tourists and curb its decline. In 2006 it adopted the slogan ‘Eketāhuna Kiwi Country’. To grab attention, a 6.5-metre-high kiwi has been built at the information centre. A second giant ...

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