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Te Ihingarangi – Chapter 3

Part 3 of a history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area by Te Kaapo Clark and Lyn Tairi for the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand in 1992. 1500 Ko Ngati Kahupungapunga “During this period Ngāti Kahupungapunga had…

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Te Miro – The Mill at Maungakawa

March 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of Te Miro School and District.  The Centennial celebrations planned in 2020 were delayed due to Covid-19.  Next month will see a rescheduled centenary event go ahead at last. …

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Soldiers at Te Waikato Sanatorium

If you wander around Hautapu Cemetery in Cambridge, you’ll see headstones showing the names of soldiers buried far from home.  This article explains why these soldiers, who survived the war, moved to Cambridge to battle…

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Family Fun

Get more from your museum visit. Have fun with Scavenger Hunts, playing board games or taking part in a free craft activity.   Scavenger Hunts Discover Māori taonga, historic collection items and much more as…

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A Commune in 1970s Cambridge

The Cambridge Christian Community In December 1976, a commune called the Cambridge Christian Community started in Cambridge.  It was in French Pass Road and, after falling on hard times, it received gifts, donations and pledges…

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Te Ihingarangi – Chapter 2

Part 2 of a history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area by Te Kaapo Clark and Lyn Tairi 1992.   To read Chapter 1, please click here. 1400 Ko Ngati Kahupungapunga “Tawhao, a descendant of Hoturoa who lived…

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Gardener and Sons

Gardner & Sons were general merchants and importers who set up shop in Cambridge in the early 1900s. Their store was on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets, where the Z petrol station is…

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Simply Elegant Brides

The observant among you may have noticed this sign temporarily appearing next to Stirling Sports in Victoria Street. Simply Elegant Brides was a business run by Elisse Mills. She originally opened the Sewing and Button…

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Te Ihingarangi – Chapter 1

Lyn Tairi and Te Kaapo Clark wrote a wonderful history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area for the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand in 1992. We have permission to serialise it century by century in this and…

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The 1915 Cambridge Fire Brigade Demonstration

At Easter 1915 the Cambridge Fire Brigade was proud to host a demonstration, where several events were contested for the honour of winning the Morrin Shield. The postcard/flyer was designed and sent out to fire…

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