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Article No. Newsletter No. Article Title Article Text
1 1 We're under way Official opening on 22 May 2004.
2 1 We depend upon our volunteers Displays designed and assembled by voluntees. Opening hours. Visitor numbers . More volunteers needed. Photo
3 1 Would you like to help? Appeal for more volunteers
4 1 Establishing the site Organizations and individuals involved in establishing the Centre.
5 1 Funding supporters Significant financial contributors to date.
6 1 Archaeological tour Archaeolocial tour led by Owen Wilkes. Matakitaki Pa, Paterangi, flour mill sites. A further tour planned. Photo
7 1 Publications for sale Footprints of History, Pirongia Forest Park.
8 1 Family history Bell, Garmonsway, Alexander families.
9 1 Two volunteers Paula McWha, Shirley Scott. Photo.
10 1 Recent acquisitions Plan drawers from Hamilton Museum. Laminator funded by Pub Charity.
11 1 Resources and displays Contributions by organizations and individuals to setting up displays and developing archives.
12 1 An innovative display unit rotary display stand, Murray Walter, Kevin Farrell, photo
13 1 Thanks Peter Druce, lawn mowing.,
14 2 New sign unveiled Sign carved by Mac Bell ands unveiled by Mrs Jean Bell in a ceremony run by kaumatua Tom Roa from Purekireki Marae. Photo
15 2 Thanks tp supporters Pub Charity, Sky City , Trust Waikato and DoC for funding assistance with various projects
16 2 Coming events Pirongia Craft Fair, Visit by Auckland Railway Enthusiasts Soc, Visit by Auckland Museum Institute Council.
17 2 Annual General Meeting Report of AGM. Committee members named. Noel Sandford of the Te Araroa Trust spoke about the development of walkways on Mt Pirongia.
18 2 Out and about Old Mt Pirogia Trig Station outside the Centre. Daffodils planted, Women's Institute, Photo
19 2 A special thank you To Mary Hurst and Ros Empson.
20 2 Refurbished displays Displays being upgraded.
21 2 New books Who Planted the Tree - Chaplow; A History of Kawhia and its District, Cummins; Tracing Family History in NZ, Bromell.
22 2 Local Directory Pirongia Local Directory available at the Centre.
23 2 Three Bell women Jean Bell, Iney Bell and Girlie Quin at the unveiling of the new sign. Photo
24 2 Tourism? Owen Ormsby exploring local tourism opportunities.
25 2 New members? Appeal for new members.
26 2 The roster Patricia Grierson managing volunteer roster
27 2 Seen the flags? Shirley Scott created hand-painted penants for the Centre.
28 2 Stop Press Waipa Districtr Council will take over the maintenance of the section on which the Centre stands.
29 3 More days open From February the Centre will open on four days a week.
30 3 Auckland Museum Institute Executive Committee of the Auckland Museum Institute visited the Centre which has become a member. Photo.
31 3 Thanks for recent support DanzBagz, Kevin Farrell, Pirongia Service Station, Pub Charity, Department of Conservation, Auckland Museum Institute, Alexander Turnbull Library, Pirongia
32 3 Welcome new members Wendy Bain, Robin Wood, Norma Doyle, Pirongia Clydesdales, Garry & Karen Howard, Eve Davidson, Len & Margaret Styles
33 3 Interpretative sign Interpretative plaque on the old Mt Pirongia Trig Station, Photo.
34 3 Weaving demonstration By Maori flax cloak weaver Garry (Joe) Grace. Photo.
35 3 Events since the August Newsletter Group visitors to the Centre.
36 3 Computer Upgrade New computer, multi-function sacanner-printer plus Past Perfect small museum software.
37 3 Congratulations Community Service awards by Mt Pirongia Lions Club to Sabina Owen & Berwyn Sterling.
38 3 Photograph with caption Ormsby family reunion, photo
39 3 Late breaking news (attached item) Merit Award to the Centre by Historic Places Trust
40 4 Visitor numbers double Visitor numbers more than doubled during the 2005-6 financial year.
41 4 Auckland War Memorial Museum Visit Visit scheduled for Saturdaqy, 27 May.
42 4 Thanks for recent support Murray & Barbara Walter, Charlie Coles, Len Styles, Audrey Henderson, Pirongia Service Station, Tony Hodgson, Una Connon
43 4 Welcome new members Malcolm & Shelagh Williams
44 4 Annual General Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, 27 June.
45 4 AGM guest speaker Dr Neville Ritchie - Waikato Land War 1863-64.
46 4 Since January Group visitors to the Centre.
47 4 Old photographs are a great source of information Old photographs solicited.
48 4 Useful detail in an old photograph Old photos reveal some of the history of Bells' Store. Photo.
49 4 Toilet upgrade Centre toilet to be upgraded.
50 4 New members? Appeal to recruit new members.
51 4 Presentation of a Certificate of Merit By NZ Historic Places Trust to the Pirongia Community for the presevation of the 2nd St Saviour's Church that is now the home to the Centre. Photo.
52 5 Auckland War Memorial Museum Visit Kawhia Museum Society, corporate member, membership card, visit to Auckland Museum planned. Photo
53 5 A great turnout for the AGM Speaker Neville Ritchie, Waikato War 1863-64, Sabina Owen
54 5 Thanks for recent support NZ Community Trust, Angela & Darren Davis, Pirongia Service Station, Steve Rasmussen, Julie Karsten, Murray Walter, Len Styles.
55 5 Welcome new members June Bright
56 5 Our new committee Sabina Owen, Marilyn Yeates, Glenyss Hall, Sue Scott, Patricia Grierson, Alan Hall, Haupai Puke, Nick van der Sande, Clare St Pierre, Saslly Uerata, Barbara Walter, Murray Walter
57 5 Since May Auckland war memorial Museum, Matamata walking group
58 5 An honour for Mary Hurst Honorary Life Membership.
59 5 Some benefitrs of membership Calendar of events
60 5 Those old photos Buffalo Lodge building, Teascher's house in Kane Street, Old gaol near the cemetery, Post Office. Photo.
61 5 Borer eradication Contract to Smith's Pest Control Services.
62 5 Don't forget to visit the Centre on Craft Day blacksmith and weaving demonstrations planned
63 6 Craft Dy record visitor numbers, blacksmith demonstration, Ben van der Sande, Cameron McKenzie, Rory McDonald,; weaving demonstration, Garry Grace. Photo
64 6 Archaeological tour Matakitaki, Paterangi, Waiari, Grey Road flour mill, Cameron's HQ, AC Redoubt, Whatiwhatihoe, Auburn, Empson, Paula McWha, Alan Hall, Photo
65 6 Coming events Archaeological Tour, Path of War
66 6 Thanks for recent support to Boye & Sharon de Thierry, Garry Grace, Ben van der Sande. Dave Bowler, Waipa District Council, Olwyn Verhoef, Maureen McGonagle, Paula McWha, Nick & Roz Empson, NZ Community Trust.
67 6 Welcome to new members Ngaire & Ron Phillips, Basil & Rosemary Coles, Angela Ormsby, Ropbin Astridge, Margaret Holroyd
68 6 Since August Kawhia Museum, King's Empire Veterans, Te Pahu Rural Women. Photo
69 6 Vacuum Cleaner NZ Community Trust
70 6 We're on the Phone! Waipa District Council Community Grant
71 6 Footprints of History Proposed new publication, Mary Hurst.
72 6 An Index for Footprints of History Computerised index, Alan Hall, Len Styles
73 6 Recently Acquired Te Awamutu Historical Society Journal.
74 6 Anniversary Publications Te Rore School
75 6 In the Pipeline Historic Alexandra in preparation, Alan Hall
76 6 On the Internet matapihi.org.nz
77 7 An Evening for Volunteers Meeting at Visitor Centre, BBQ at Pirongia Clydesdales. Photo.
78 7 Coming Event: Tracing Family History Jan McBeth, Garry & Karen Howard, Paula McWha
79 7 Visitor Numbers Up Increase of 546 over 2006 to date
80 7 Spruced Up Len Styles re-painting
81 7 Thanks for recent support to? Paula McWha, Nick & Ros Empson, Paula McWha, Marilyn Yeates, Glenyss Hall, Russell family, Patricia Grierson, Barbara & Murray Walter
82 7 Re-enactment Queen's Redoubt, Pokeno.
83 7 Not to be missed NZ Wars - the Waikato Campaign, Te Awamutu Museum
84 7 In Committee Long-term concept plan,
85 7 New and Improved Miele vacuum cleaner
86 7 Path of War Tour Alexandra redoubt, Tuakau, Queen's Redoubt, Pokeno, Dr Neville Ritchie, Eglinton, Koheroa, Mercer, Meremere, Rangriri, Ngauruawahia. Photo.
87 7 Archaeological Tour Matakitaki, Paterangi, Waiari, Grey Road flour mill, Cameron's HQ, AC Redoubt, Whatiwhatihoe, Alan Hall. Photo.
88 7 On the Internet Te Ara Encyclopedia of NZ
89 8 Record visitor numbers Annual total of 2094. Graph.
90 8 Tracing Family History Jan McBeth, Garry & Karen Howard, Paula McWha, Photo
91 8 Annual General Meeting Richard Stowers to speak about NZ Forest Rangers
92 8 Thanks for support Frances Rawlings, Dick Singleton, Audrey Henderson, Mary Hurst, Aileen Gabelich, Ann Benson, Sharron Williams, Jan McBeth, Garry & Karen Howard, Paula McWha, Barbara & Murray Walter, Charlie Coles, Linda Samson, Ngaire Phillips, Glenyss Hall
93 8 Those old photos Dick Singleton, Moon & Co., Hill's Store, the Bank 1923. Photo
94 8 New and Improved Indexes to TAHS Journal, & Footprints of History. Historic Alexandra. Enlarged photos on display. Photo.
95 8 It happened here - in Pirongia! Te Mahuki, Tawhiao, Mair, Wahanui, Aubin Ahier, Hursthouse, Newsham
96 8 Wanted: A Minutes Secretary Volunteer wanted.
97 8 Odds & Ends Maori Settlement in the Waikato, Roberton
98 8 On the Internet Dictionary of NZ Biography
99 9 The New Zealand Forest Rangers Talk by Richard Stowers. Photo.
100 9 Annual General Meeting AGM Reports, New Executive Committee
101 9 Thanks for support Peter Robertson, Pat Randell, Richard Stowers, Layne Kerr, Ngaire Phillips, Murray & Barbara Walter, Marilyn Yeates, Don Horne, Len Styles
102 9 Stop Press NZ Community Trust Grant, sun filters
103 9 In Committee Visitor numberrs affected by streetscape work. Photo.
104 9 Coming Events Programme of events for the new financial year.
105 9 Archaeological Tour 2 Mangapouri, Te Kopua missions, Mangatoatoa, Kaipiha, Puketotara
106 9 Our New Logo New letterhead by Kat Quinn
107 9 It happened here - in 1873 Annual Sports on New Year's Day 1873.
108 9 The Centre's Resources Panel discussion with information for volunteers.
109 9 Breaking News Grant from Trust Waikato to fund disability ramps and a grab rail for the toilet.
110 9 New and Improved New brochure display stand. Photo.
111 9 New Members Tim & Sue Wright, Neil Denize, Alan Livingston
112 9 On the Internet NZ History online
113 9 AGM Photograph Richard Stowers, Alan Livingston, Olive Clements. Photo.
114 10 It's the Touring Season South of Pirongia Tour: Photo.
115 10 Coming Tours Path of War 1; Path of War 2. Photo.
116 10 Thanks for support Sharkey Howe, Krippner family, Marilyn Yeates, Barbara Walter, Robin Astridge, Alan Hall, Ruth Clarke, Jessica Amoore
117 10 Len Styles Sudden illness and death
118 10 New Members Andrew Lee, Charlie Coles, Maurice & Tricia Troup, Robin Plowright, Jean Ryan, Sharon & Boye de Thierry.
119 10 In Committee Kauri tree in memory of Bruce Russell, conversion of garage to archive store, oral history, signage, sun filter film on windows, disability access.
120 10 New and Improved Display of photos by Don Horne of fungi in the Walter Scott Reserve
121 10 From the past: The Public Hall Publiic Hall opened in 1876. Story of its construction and use.
122 10 Visitor statistics Numbers fell away during streetscape re-construction.
123 10 Tracing family roots Ormsby family
124 10 On the Wagon Wagon rides with Pirongia Clydesdales
125 11 A Great Barbecue Annual BBQ for members at Pirongia Clydesdales. Photo.
126 11 The Johnson Family Story Forthcoming talk by Ngaire Phillips about her family history.
127 11 Thanks for support Paula McWha, Nick & Jill van der Sande, Sabina Owen, Jessica Amoore, Elsie & Dawn Russell, Roz Empson
128 11 An electronic database Funding received to create a digital archival database.
129 11 New Members Ted & Vin Glynn, Bill Thomson, Olwyn Verhoef, Peter & Glenys Wood
130 11 Te Rore to Orakau: The Path of War Planned Path of War 2 Tour
131 11 New and Improved Sun filters on windows, new disability aids.
132 11 Tracing Family Histories Resources on town lot ownership in Alexandra
133 11 From the Centre Diary Visits by three groups in December. Photo.
134 11 New Information about old hotels Alexandra (Finch); Doncaster Arms (Appleyard); Prince Alfred (Ruhstein), Royal Exchange (Asmus)
135 11 An upgrade for the Garage Plans completed for garage conversion.
136 11 Another successful trip Robin Astridge led a repeat of Path of War 1 tour. Photo.
137 11 What do you do on Saturdays? Appeal for more volunteers.
138 12 A Family's Story Illustrated talk, Ngaire Phillips, photo
139 12 The Path of War: Te Rore to Orakau Account of Path of War 2 tour led by Alan Hall. Photo.
140 12 Tom Roa to speak at the AGM Tom Roa to speak at the AGM in June.
141 12 Thanks for support Barbara & Murray Walter, Charlie Coles and Boye de Thierry, the de Thierry family, Sabina Owen, Pub Charity, Patricia Grierson, Ngaire Phillips, Edna Green, Tina and Gavin Boggis, Audrey Henderson, Peter Hasnip, Min Nolan, Teresa Elliott, Betty Neill
142 12 Data entry Sharon Rayner employed to do archival data entry
143 12 Membership renewals Subscription reminder
144 12 The garage conversion is almost complete Changes being made to the garage. Photo
145 12 Whatiwhatihoe: a panorama A new enlargement of an 1884 photograph of Whatiwhatihoe on display
146 12 Family connections Burials of men who died in the late 1860s when their were no cemetery records. Lt W.W. Young was buried here in 1865
147 12 Another eel weir Eel weir remains, Waipa River, Whakairoiro Pa. Photo
148 12 Can you help? W.G. Sim, blacksmith, Ross Street. Ancestor of Russell Cooney. Photo
149 12 In our library Books by Mary Scott
150 12 Volunteers wanted Recruitment
151 13 A memorable AGM Talk about the history of the Kingitanga by Tom Roa. Photo
152 13 The garage conversion is almost complete Peter Robertson has almost completed the conversion of the garage into an archival store.
153 13 Thanks for support Murray & Barbara Walter, Rob Quinlan, Pub Charity, NZ Community Trust, Pirongia Darts Club, Kihikihi Rotary, Te Awamutu Rotary, John Scott, Roz Empson, Nhaire Phillips, Paula McWha
154 13 Welcome to new members Jim & Jackie Halford, Nadine Werner, AnnBenson, Sharon & Jim Rayner, Willie & Margaret Laverty
155 13 The Ormsby connection Items donated by Owen Ormsby. Photo.
156 13 New and improved Model canoe, de Thierry, photograph of Whatiwhatihoe
157 13 The Executive Committee New Executive Committee elected by the AGM.
158 13 Butchers past Recent demolition of the village butcher's shop triggered some history about local butchers.
159 13 Annual programme Planned programme of events for the financial year.
160 13 Coming events North Archaeological Tour, An Evening on the Centre's Resources, Tour of the Te Pahu District
161 13 Another link Miss Emily Miller, Lottie Webb.
162 14 The new storage and work area New archival storage and work area in former DOC garage now in use. Photo
163 14 Pirongia Craft Day, 2008 Special displays in the Centre. Wood-turner enthusiasts demonstrated a pedal operated wood-turning lathe outside. Photo
164 14 Thanks for support Trust Waikato, Cambridge Museum, Waipa Community Board, NZ Post, Rob Quinlan, John Halford, Boye and Sharon de Thierry, Ngaire Phillips, Marilyn Yeates, Paula McWha, Alan Livingston, Heather & Les Garrett.
165 14 Information evening Discussion for volunteers about resources at the Centre. Photo
166 14 Coming events Members' Barbecue, Path of War Tour, South Tour,
167 14 Vernon Roberts Robert was telegraphist and postmaster between 1873 and 1877 and 1884 to 1890.
168 14 West of Waipa West of Waipa Tour led by Alan Livingston. Photo.
169 14 A model waka taua Authentic model waka tau loaned for display by the de Thierry family. Photo.
170 15 Urgent Maintenance window frames, old church building, builder Peter Robertson, grant from Pirongia Darts Club. Guthrie Bowron, Photo
171 15 About our building Andrew Johnson visited and gathered info on architecture, construction and alterations.
172 15 Past postal officials Sue Scott (worked at Pirongia Post Office before closure) compiling list of past postal officials.
173 15 Thanks for support Apologies to John Moore. Thanks to: Guthrie Bowron, Charlie Coles and Murray Walter, John Scott, Peter Robertson and Jim Rayner.
174 15 No more leaks Peter Robertson's latest measure effective. Well done Murray, Peter, Simon and others re their efforts in the past.
175 15 Welcome new members John and Jody Oberlin-Brown and Ailsa Mearns.
176 15 The Mary Scott Collection The Centre is accumulating an impressive collection of novels. Two sets built up; one for Centre and one to lend.
177 15 Path of War Tour Te Rore to Orakau, Robin Astridge. Photo.
178 15 Up and coming Tour South of Pirongia, Paula McWha.
179 15 Collections database Sharon Rayner employed re input data re collections into e-database. Employment funded by grant from Southern Trust. Glenyss Hall leads the project.
180 15 Research for a new display Sabina Owen gathering data re early development of local churches (Anglican, Catholic, Methodist) and early church ministers, Blain, Brady, Hoyne, Golden, Simmonds.
181 15 Another successful barbeque Hosted by Nick and Jill van der Sande at Pirongia Clydesdales. Photo
182 16 Another successful South Tour Saturday 21 March tour historic sites Puniu and Waipa Rivers south of Pirongia. Alan Hall tour guide. Now four tours in repertoire. Photo.
183 16 Put the AGM in your diary Heather Garrett to talk on John Vittoria Cowell
184 16 The first Resident Magistrate's Court November 1864, Alexandra, Resident Magistrate's Court. RM Randle Cotton Mainwaring, Lt Coulter Clerk of Petty Sessions. Photo
185 16 Thanks for support Karen and Garry Howard, Lottery Environment & Heritage Committee, Pub Charity, Barbara Walter, Sabina Owen, Jimmy Abernethy and Charlie Coles, Claire Orbell, Heather Garrett.
186 16 That elusive leak Leak still a problem in heavy downpours.
187 16 Membership renewals Please complete forms so records remain up-to-date.
188 16 Any suggestions Canvassing ideas for new activities or events.
189 16 Funding for a new display Lottery Environment & Heritage Committee, funding
190 16 Conservation of objects Claire Orbell, Te Awamutu Museum, gave advice re cleaning, conservation and display.
191 16 Gutter guard $1700 grant, Pub Charity
192 16 When a whim is not 'a sudden fancy'? horse power, machinery, Oberlin-Brown, Puketotara, photo.
193 16 A.C. Neil McLeod town bobby, Alexandra, armed constable, nz police, diary, Photo.
194 17 Another successful AGM Speaker Heather Garrett, Cowell, trading store, bush hotel. Photo.
195 17 Alexandra's first policeman William Kelly, constable, Alexandria
196 17 Thanks for support Robin Astridge, Charlie Coles, Heather Garrett, The Southern Trust, T.A. Genealogy Group, Murray Walter, Bailey Ingham.
197 17 A correction Te Akarauti urupa, cemetery, Ormsby
198 17 Calendar of events Tours, BBQ, History & Research evening, Mary Scott Workshop.
199 17 Collections database Sharon Rayner catalogued items, funding for job by Southern Trust. Debbie Courtney to take over.
200 17 Mary Scott's typewriter typewriter donated to Centre by Grace Shaw. John Scott, first edition copy of Barbara and the New Zealand Backblock.
201 17 Congratulations Mary Hurst, Heather Garrett, Pirongia Historic Visitor Centre, heritage education, Pirongia Clydesdales, traditional craftsmanship.
202 17 Some post office history Sue Scott re data collection. Edmund Lockhart postmaster. J.D. Hill postmaster. Mahoney postmaster. Photo.
203 17 Coming events North Tour, Walking Tour Pirongia Village, West Tour.
204 17 Do you remember? re Post Office buildings.
205 17 Newspaper clippings Julie Karsten, copying files, Alexandra, archives
206 17 Welcome new members Heather & Les Garrett, Janet & David Leggett, Debbie Courtney, Tony Roxburgh, Pat Tata, Alistair Livie & Sandra Holt
207 18 Inaugural historic walk Tour, Alan Hall, Historic sites in village. Photo.
208 18 A teacher's reminiscence life in early Pirongia, Mawdsley (nee Miss Hattaway) teacher, Alexandra School 1908-1912. Photo.
209 18 Tour postponed Kawhia Historical Tour
210 18 New signage Drawing attention to Centre and its services.
211 18 Thanks for support The Department of Internal Affairs, NZ Post. Charlie Coles, Alan Hall, Barbara & Murray Walter. Marilyn Yeates, Heather & Les Garrett, Alan Livingston, Debbie Courtney, Volunteers & Executive Committee
212 18 Gone West West of Waipa Tour, tea & talk re Homewood, Heather Garrett, Alan Livingston.
213 18 Stop press NZ Lottery Grants funding display panels. Designer Sonia Frimmel.
214 18 Coming events Members BBQ, Path of War Tour, South Tour.
215 18 Down memory lane oral histories, Haupai Puke, Sally Uerata, photo
216 18 Welcome to new members Bruce & Bev Dean
217 18 The market reserves animals trespassing, pound
218 18 A good question Trotting race without use of a sulky. Photo.
219 18 Patupaiarehe Display legendary fairy folk Pirongia Mountain. Sabina Owen & Marilyn Yates.
220 18 Special visitors Visit by family members of Mary Scott (novelist).
221 19 Three 'Path of War' Tours Path of War repeated three times, photo
222 19 Barbecue for Members van der Sande, Pirongia Clydesdales
223 19 The Alexandra Rifle Ranger Volunteers Colonial Defence Unit, 1873, Captain Ross, Edward Hall
224 19 Thanks for Support NZ Lottery Grants Board, Charlie Coles, National ServicesTe Paerangi, Trustr Waikato, Pub Charity, Barbara & Murray Walter, Paula McWha, Nick van der Sande, Peter Robertson
225 19 No more leaks foyer, Murray Walter, Peter Robertson
226 19 New Members Arnold & Kathy Watson, Mick Scown & Vicki Anderson, Maureen McGonagle, Anne O'Halloran
227 19 Coming Events Kawhia Tour, South Tour
228 19 New and Improved Panels by Sonia Frimmel, history of Christian Churhes, NZ Lottery Grant, filing cabinet, photo
229 19 Useful details Gilbert William Ormsby, Kawhia Mail Coach, photograph
230 19 An early native commissioner Te Wheoro, photo
231 19 Collections Database Southern Trust, data entry
232 19 Burial Records Alexandra cemetery, Oak Lane
233 20 Kawhia Tour 17 February. 17 members took part. Photo.
234 20 AGM - 22 June Speaker Nick van der Sande, Pirongia Clydesdales.
235 20 A possible change of name Pirongia Heritage and Information Centre, Te Whare Taongao Ngaa Rohe o Arekahanara
236 20 Thanks for Support Glenyss Hall, volunteers, members of the Executive Committee, Trust Waikato, Pub Charity
237 20 Don't forget the library Books on historical topics. Novels by Mary Scott.
238 20 Historic Tours Path of War 2, Kawhia Tour; South Tour
239 20 Another record 2009-10 Annual Visitor Statistics more than 2500.
240 20 A Post Office Savings Bank in 1867 J.D. Hill, postmaster, interest 5%
241 20 Make an offer Two Canon MP240 printers
242 20 Welcome new member Rachael Duncan
243 20 Will the real Gilbert Mair please stand up William Gilbert Mair, Resident Magistrate, Native Agent, Captain Gilbert Mair. Photo
244 20 Jesse Sage 58th Regiment, 2nd Waikato Regt, Sergeant, Desmond Darby
245 20 Renewals of membership Reminder
246 20 Suggestions invited For an activity or event
247 21 2010 AGM Nick and Samantha van der Sande, Pirongia Clydesdales, horse-drawn carriage driving, photo.
248 21 A change of President Robin Astridge, Sabina Owen immediate past president, photo.
249 21 A change of name Pirongia Heritage and Information Centre, Te Whare Taongao Ngaa Rohe o Arekahanara
250 21 The new Committee Astridge. Yeates, Owen, Walter, Courtney, Coles, Grierson, Howard, King, St Pierre, van der Sande, Walter, Uerata, Puke
251 21 Thanks for Support Norma Graham, Robert & Paula McWha, Murray Walter, Waipa District Council, Julie Karson, Barbara Walter, Marilyn Yeates
252 21 Put it on your Calendar Members BBQ, Pirongia Clydesdales, 14 February 2011.
253 21 An apology double edition, Nos 21 & n22.
254 21 Membership Gloria King, Judith Devaliant, Nikki & David Samuels, Bernie Nel, Tony & Shirley Brown, Peter & Coral Shaw
255 21 Path of War Tour makeover Two Path of War tours run successfully during winter.
256 21 Visitor Numbers Same as for November 2009
257 21 1865 Land Grants Available at LINZ, Hamilton
258 21 Heritage Buildings 15 buildings proposed for listing in the Waipa DC 10 Year Plan
259 21 Those first rugby games Rugby as played in1876
260 21 Burglars captured in Bell's Store Escaped prisoners captured in Bells' Store by Clarrie Schwatfeger and Bernard Brommell, photo.
261 21 Mary Scott's typewriter Remington Junior portable, Susan Dassler, Grace Shaw, photo
262 21 Military Deserters 2nd Regiment Waikato Militia, reasons for desertion
263 21 Those Old Photos Singleton, Bell collections very useful
264 21 From the Centre's Diary Visits by schools, Grace Shaw, WINTEC students, Riley Car Club,
265 21 A philosophical question From an 1872 newspaper
266 23 Mary Hurst - Historian and Life Member life member, obituary, photo.
267 23 Thanks for Support COGS, Trust Waikato, Julie Karsten.
268 23 In the Pipeline Robin Astridge repeats Northern Path of War Tour
269 23 Stop Press Activities for 2011 launched
270 23 Online Access rare early NZ publications, NZETC, ENZB
271 23 From the Committee Trust Waikato grant $2000, progress on art panels by Sonia Frimmel, Julie Karsten resigns. Photo.
272 23 New and Improved Mary Scott display, Pirongia - Past and Present
273 23 Volunteers wanted Contact Sabina Owen
274 23 From some old sports programmes Programmes found belonging to former local saddler William Morton Chappell , Photo.
275 23 The Potts family at Ngutunui School jubilee booklets and programmes as sources of local information, photo
276 24 Historic Tours Programme Tours planned for 2011 & 2012
277 24 Oral History Grace Shaw, Te Rau-a-moa, Joe Hughes, Okoko Road coal mine, photo
278 24 AGM speaker on ' Alexandra: The first 10 years' Alan Hall, why original settlement failed, 1864-1874
279 24 Thanks for Support Debbie Courtney, Patricia Grierson,
280 24 Some advice for Wills Waikato Times 1877.
281 24 A Reminder Membership renewal
282 24 For your diary AGM, Annual BBQ
283 24 Volunteer training Workshop, acquisition records, computer use
284 24 From the Committee New sign, Frank Thorne, Ngati Hikairo, Report by Robin Astridge. Photo
285 24 Wanted Appeal for more volunteers,
286 24 Welcome new members Rowena Whale, Audrey van der Hoeven, Frank Thorne, Gaelene & Pat Raille, Jane Lyttle
287 24 Two Armed Constabulary Commanders William Newland, Henry Charles Morrison, photo.
288 24 Impediments to upstream navigation Cadell, ignimbrite rock , Whakairoiro, Steamer Lilly
289 25 Another successful AGM Report on 8th AGM, photo
290 25 Our local historian Alan Hall, background.
291 25 A new resource New catalogue of newspaper references to Alexandra 1863 to 1886
292 25 Thanks for Support Haupai Puke, Tom Roa
293 25 New and Improved Display about Hughes brothers' mine, Okoko Road, Barbara Walter, Marilyn Yeates
294 25 A reminder Overdue subscriptions
295 25 For your diary Craft Day, Northern Tour, Walking Tour, Path of War Tour
296 25 Welcome new members Diane Sharpe, Defyd Williams
297 25 A new computer Computer replaced
298 25 Walking tours Two walking tours being trialled, Alan Hall
299 25 Basketball in the 1930s? Information wanted about basketball (netball) played in the 1930s
300 25 Up-stream by Punt Materials for the Poro-o-tarao tunnel transported by punt via the Waipa, Mangapu and Mangaokewa streams, 1885, 1886, J.J. O'Brien
301 25 Early house sites at Kaipiha Turner and Reynolds house sites at Kaipiha, Lance Vernall, photo
302 26 Waipa Heritage Awards Centre received an award, Sabina Owen, Alan Hall individual awards, photo
303 26 Early Mangapiko Bridges Bridges washed away in 1864, 1866 and 1867. Replaced by higher level bridge.
304 26 Interpreting the Centre's Carved Sign Interpretive notes about the sign carved by Mac Bell, photo
305 26 Thanks for Support Mac Bell, Waipa District Council
306 26 For your diary BBQ, Ngutunui Tour with Keith Ormsby, Southern Tour, Path of War Tour
307 26 A further reminder Overdue subscriptions
308 26 Don't forget BBQ for members, Pirongia Cluydesdales
309 26 New and Improved Library catalogue, new books, Mary Scott novels
310 26 Training for volunteers Introduction to archives database, Debbie Courtney
311 26 School art display Te Pahu School, Marilyn Yeates, Robin Astridge, Jim Henderson, Penny Finn. Photo.
312 26 Welcome new members Joy McGregor, Jim and Ann Beaton
313 26 Whatwhatihoe Tawhiao, Kingitanga, Hikurangi, Ruahine, History of the Whatiwhatihoe settlement.
314 26 What happened at Aubin's Store History of Aubin's store, Skuse, W.G. Moon, Bells' store
315 27 Barbecue for members starts the new year Report of BBQ hosted at Pirongia Clydesdales by Jill and Nick van der Sande, photo.
316 27 Ngutunui Tour Keith Ormsby: Kaipiha, Ngutunui, Pekanui Road, Walter Scott Reserve, Oparau, Te Rau-a-moa, Hughes Coal Mine Okoko Road, photo
317 27 Thanks for support Keith Ormsby, Waipa District Council, Trust Waikato, Fiona Hood
318 27 Whatiwhatihoe Correction, meaning of Whatiwhatihoe
319 27 Ronald William Phillips Obituary
320 27 Wanted More volunteers to assist at trhe Centre
321 27 From the Committee funding to re-paint the building, digital voice recorder, oral history, additional chairs
322 27 Congratulations Tom Roa; chair Te Kauhanganui
323 27 Did you know? talks to schools, community groups, gardening and walking groups; University of the 3rd Age
324 27 Visitor numbers Prospect of a record year.
325 27 Welcome new members Pam and Craig Young
326 27 Sedgemoor re-visited Alexandra Hotel, Miss Miller's house erected here, Joan White, Maurice Borland, re-named The Maples, photo
327 27 Well done Joy Sedgemoor, The maples, photographs, McGregor
328 28 Record Visitor Numbers Highest annual total so far
329 28 A story with a bang! Brian & Bill Brommell, Bell's store, traction engine, Bray, photo
330 28 Another St Saviour's Blockhouse Bay, MOTAT.
331 28 Thanks for Support Astridge, Bright, Clements, Coles, Courtney, Empson, Grierson, Halford, Hall, King, McWha, Oberlin-Brown, Owen, St Pierre, van der Hoeven, Walter, Whale, Yeates
332 28 Believe it or not Waikato Times 1877.
333 28 For your diary AGM, 26 June.
334 28 From the Committee AGM, Speaker Garry Howard, Change of name. New printer, Photo.
335 28 Margaret Holroyd Obituary, Eyre descendant
336 28 Alexandra Hospital Military Reserve, Stuart, Duval, Snape, Waddington
337 28 A trip to the Winter Show schools section, Te Tahi, Rosalie Ahier, Oscar Pound, memoir
338 29 Pirongia Motor Transport Parsons, Auriel Mounsey, Butler Bros, Fleming, Kendall, King, Wilson, photo
339 29 Another Successful Year AGM. New Committee elected, Speaker Garry Howard
340 29 Thanks for Support Waipa District Council, Pub Charity, Baillie Ingham Accountants, Les Yeates, Charlie Coles, Nick van der Sande, Sami Lattalainen
341 29 Elsie Russell Obituary
342 29 Wanted - Photos of the Pirongia Saleyards Pirongia saleyards photos wanted.
343 29 From the Committee Revised Certificate of Incorporation, Plan to have the Centre building repainted, Position of Administrative Assistant advertised.
344 29 A Pub Charity Grant New colour printer purchased with Pub Charity grant, and installed.
345 29 New life for an old cupboard church hymnbook cupboard, photo
346 29 Where was the rifle range? AC Rifle Range on Frontier Road used probably until World War 1
347 29 Te Ataireihia Canoe of King Tawhiao, Te Ataireihia, Whatiwhatihoe, , J.G. Berry, H.H. Reynolds
348 29 Sedgemoor Re-visited Emily Miller's house, Sedgemoor, The Maples, visited by heritage architects Anne McEwan & Roz Empson.
349 30 Some old photographs Pirongia School, 75th Jubilee, F.J.Gilbert, photographer photo
350 30 Summer tours South Tour, Alan Hall, Robert McWha, Raymond & Christine Ormsby, Te Aka-rau-ti. Northern Path of War Tour, Robin Astridge, photo
351 30 Thanks for Support Lion Foundation, Waipa District Council, DoC, Paula McWha
352 30 For your diary Walking Tour, BBQ, Southern Path of War, Pirongia Northern Tour, Hingakaka, Lake Ngaroto.
353 30 BBQ for members Pirongia Clydesdales
354 30 We need more volunteers Appeal for more volunteers,
355 30 From the Committee Re-paint building, Waipa Discretionary Grant, web-site, administrative support, Faith Haakma
356 30 New & Improved banner, Alexandra Images
357 30 A new book Stowers, Von Tempsky and the Forest Rangers, photo
358 30 Welcome new members Bruce & Jan Kilham, Lyn Jackson, Jenny Gainsford, Alan Papesch
359 30 The Murder of Surveyor Richard Todd 1870, government surveyor, Hone Te One, Nopera, Nukuwhenua
360 30 Rival Christmas Sports in 1866 Finch, Appleyard, Dorchester Arms, Alexandra, horse races
361 31 Sawmilling on Mount Pirongia Ginn's Mill 1946-1949, Mangati Road, photo
362 31 Basketball in the 1930s Newspaper reports on basketball (netball) activities
363 31 Thanks for Support Pub Charity, Garry Howard, Joy McGregor, Paula McWha
364 31 Summer Tours Programme of six summer tours completed, photo
365 31 For your diary Tour of Hingakaka and Lake Ngaroto
366 31 From the Committee web page, postcards, historic alexandra, Grace Shaw, i-site sign
367 31 Spruced Up Centre re-painted in heritage colours, photo.
368 31 A Successful BBQ Report on BBQ at Pirongia Clydesdales
369 31 Welcome new members Doug Dixon, Margaret Farnworth, Anne Hanham, Diedre Harte Barry, Dayne Laird, Brett Pierce, Lance Vernall, Kaths Wells
370 31 Captain William Tisdall Adjutant 2nd Waikato Militia,
371 31 Those 75th Jubilee Photos People on photos identified, Ruth Beatson Whiting
372 32 Life memberships awarded Murray and Barbara Walter, photo
373 32 St Saviour's Church moved to Waikeria in 1959 William Towns, in charge of the removal of St Saviour's provided details of the move and the make-over at Waikeria
374 32 Annual General Meeting - 18 June at 7.30pm AGM to be held on 18 June
375 32 Thanks for Support Lottery Grants Board, Waipa District Council, Pub Charity
376 32 Murray Walter Life member, obituary,
377 32 Ngaroto Tour Report of tour including Taurangamirumiru, Ngaroto swamp pas, Hingakaka battle site
378 32 For your diary AGM, Path of War Tour
379 32 From the Committee Lottery Grants Board funds administrator, Faith Haakma, Bruce and Jan Kilham, 1912-13 had highest visitor numbers to date.
380 32 Ruth Whiting Ruth Whiting nee Beatson, Oakshott, Parsons, Mounsey
381 32 Multiple Connections Brett Pierce, W G Mair, Morrison, Tregear
382 32 Welcome new members Linnie & Peter Jones
383 32 Two local midwives midwives Mary Tuhituhi Turner, Vera Beatson, photo
384 32 Reminiscences Richard Rasmussen, demolition of the old Alexandra P:ublic Hall, photo
385 33 A well-attended AGM New Committee. Speaker Alan Livingston, 150 Years West of Waipa.
386 33 Maintenance Robert McWha doing maintenance at the Heritage Centre, photo
387 33 High visitor numbers Record numbers
388 33 Expert help? Visit by Sally August from National Services Te Paerangi, photo
389 33 Former residents Roland Mounsey, Ruth Beatson Whiting, photo
390 33 Thanks for Support Robert McWha, Berwyn Sterling, Pirongia Women's Institute, Cambridge Museum, Ray from Pirongia Antiques
391 33 Mary Scott Recently unveiled pou on Te Awamutu Walk of fame
392 33 On Craft Day (28 Sept) Richard Stowers
393 33 Errata Demolition of old Public Hall in 1958, not 1957
394 33 For your diary Tours
395 33 From the Committee Pukehoua Bridge centennial, Volunteer training day, webpage.
396 33 At Bell's Store Judith Harper recalls the boar's head mounted on a wall.
397 33 New and Improved 1948 School Jubilee photographs, Pirongia Women's Institute
398 33 Welcome new members Linda van Eyk
399 33 McMinn of the Harapepe Forest Rangers E G McMinn, Forest Rangers, Harapepe, MP for Waipa, photo
400 33 Identified by Hat? Bernice Alexander Johnstone, Lizzie Charleston, photo
401 34 Get ready for a busy year Events to commemorate settlement and 150 years of development
402 34 Pukehoua Bridge Centennial History of the Pukehoua Bridge, photo
403 34 Thanks for support Waipa Diswtrict Council; Department of Internal Affairs;
404 34 BBQ for members BBQ planned to be held at Pirongia Clydesdales in January
405 34 Mac Bell Death of Purekireki Marae kaumatua and carver of Heritage Centre Sign
406 34 For your diary Coming events
407 34 From the Committee Training Day for volunteers, Library, photo
408 34 Down Memory Lane Visitors to the Centre
409 34 Matewai Wickham Ernest Wickham; Shamrock Hotel; Wickham's Boarding House, Hannah Prentice, Alice Kay, photo
410 34 An ambitious project Karen Howard, electronic search, family information, photo
411 35 At the annual barbecue Commemorative events planned for 2014. Photo.
412 35 Pukehoua bridge centennial Plans for centennial celebration
413 35 Street parade Plans for a Street Parade and Recall the Past display of art and photographs in the Memorial Hall, photo
414 35 Thanks for support Robert McWha, Berwyn Sterling, Pirongia Women's Institute, Cambridge Museum, Ray from Pirongia Antiques.
415 35 For your diary Schedule of events in February and March
416 35 Hotel history Updated display about Alexandra Hotels; Finch
417 35 Get dressed up Edwardian Ball planned for 31 May
418 35 A useful resource Catalogue of river craft on the Waipa; Bruce Kilham
419 35 A recent visitor Ross Buddle, descendant of Thomas Buddle, missionary at Te Kopua
420 35 Welcome new members Mike Anderson; Paul Gambrill
421 35 The Alexandra Creamery Skimming station; Reynolds & Co; NZ Dairy Association; Wesley Spragg; Scott Chalmers, photo.
422 35 New and Improved Updated display panels; period jacket and skirt of Bessie Tims, photo
423 36 150th Year Commemoration Events Centennial of Pukehoua Bridge; afternoon tea at Auburn (Roz & Nick Empson); Reunion Day, photo
424 36 AGM - Tuesday 17 June Speaker to be Haupai Puke
425 36 Did you know? Alexandra; First Anniversary 1865
426 36 Thanks for support Trust Waikato; Lottery Grants Board; Benjamin Hemi; Joy McGregor, Gloria King; Marilyn Yeates; Cambridge Museum; Otorohanga Vintage Machinery Club; Patricia Grierson; Pirongia Clydesdales; Gedge family.
427 36 Berwyn Sterling Obituary, long-time member and former Vice-President.
428 36 For your diary Commemorative Founders Weekend events
429 36 From the Committee Record Visitor Numbers for 2013-14; New filing cabinet
430 36 The Ball Edwardian Ball planned for 31 May.
431 36 New and improved Waipa River Gunboats; library; Alexandra School Minute Book 1872-79.
432 36 Finch's hotels Alexandra and Doncaster Arms Hotels. Hill; Mair, photo
433 36 Nine days on the Waikato/Waipa Rivers Graeme Kenyon, exploratory trip in a small boat, Waikato and Waipa Rivers to Te Rore, places identified by Foljambe and Messer in 1863-64. Photo
434 36 Welcome new members Graeme Kenyon
435 37 Another successful AGM At the 2014 AGM, President Robin Astridge, commemorative functions, Haupai Puke, illustrated presentation, Iwi Landscapes; photo
436 37 Commemorating the Founders of Alexandra Founders Luncheon, public function where children from Pirongia School told the story of Alexandra; Inter-denominational Church Service. Photo
437 37 Thanks for support Matt Allen of RepairIT; Waipa District Council.
438 37 New and Improved New Pirongia Heritage & Information Centre website; Transcribed copy of an 1865 Petition to Parliament by 304 settlers at Alexandra and Kihikihi in June 1865.
439 37 From the Committee Subscriptions now due, Nerwsletter now available on the Centre website.
440 37 Garage photos wanted Photos of the garage next to the Centre wanted. Owners: Hardy, Cobbald, Hoefhamer, Taylor, Holmes, Dennis, Gane and Hodgson.
441 37 Don't forget our library Books available for borrowing by members.
442 37 A report on the Alexandra District in 1872. Charles Edenborough's report to Colonel Moule on the Alexandra District in 1872 has been transcribed.
443 37 Charles Allen Edenborough Sergeant in the Wai8kato Militia; Sergeant in the Armed Constabulary; Farmed at Homewood.
444 37 Out of the Scrub by Daylight Book review by Barbara Walter.
445 38 More about Whatiwhatihoe According to an 1872 map by Edenborough, the name Whatiwhatihoe originally applied to a place further up-river than Tawhiao's settlement established in 1881. Photo.
446 38 Barbara's book from our library: Who Planted the Tree? Book review by Barbara Walter; Hursthouse, Rohe Potae, King Country
447 38 Thanks for support Karen Howard; Community Organizations Grants Scheme; Waipa District Council
448 38 Tours Responding to requests rather than advertising a tour programme.
449 38 BBQ for members At Pirongia Clydesdales on 27 January
450 38 On sale at the Centre Waipa Home ofr Champions by Kingsley Field and Richard Stowers.
451 38 From the Committee New panels about Alexandra Racing Club and Pirongia Golf Club; Timeline to be mounted on the fence between the Fire Force and the Centre; Centre permitted to reproduce Edenborough's 1872 map of the district.
452 38 Volunteer training workshop Workshop organised by Faith Haakma attended by 21 members.
453 38 New and Improved Karen Howard designed an electronic database which will generate a list of resources where informationabout families may be found. Photo.
454 38 Welcome to new members Pirongia School - Corporate member.
455 38 The Higginsons John and Eliza Higginson, William Wilson and Louisa Higginson, John Andrew Higginson and Mary.
456 38 Also on the Owen Glendower Owen Glendower, Tisdall; Piesse, Gray; Pistrucci.
457 39 Another successful BBQ Annual BBQ. Pirongia, Clydesdales, photo
458 39 Barbara's book from our library Not a Pioneer: Memoirs of Bernice Monrath Johnstone 1871-1960
459 39 Thank you Faith Haakma, resignation, administration manager, photo
460 39 Thanks for support Van der Sande, Finch, Yeates, McWha, McGregor, Owen, Bain,
461 39 From the Committee Office coordinator to be appointed, Robert McWha interim treasurer
462 39 A River Boat Register Bruce Kilham, research, river boats, Waikato
463 39 On Boxing Day 2014 Pirongia Boxing Day Races, photo
464 39 New & Improved Mural, Jane Finch, Marilyn Yeates, display panel Boxing Day Races, Pirongia Golf Club, photo
465 39 Welcome new members Gratton, Midwood
466 39 Gentry in the ranks Willoughby Dickson, Dixon, Wentworth Burdett, Grace Grant
467 40 Looking back to Newsletter N.1 Six volunteers from 2006 are still volunteering in 2015. Original displays, photo
468 40 AGM - Tuesday 16 June AGM 16 June, to be followed by a presentation by Kingsley Field on The Last of the Practical Generations.
469 40 Reduced Visitor Numbers Visitor numbers for 2014-15 Financial Year, graph
470 40 Thanks for Support Charlie Coles, Kevin Thrower, Barbara Walter, Robert McWha, Jonathan Hurst, Marilyn Yeates, NZ Lottery Grants Board, Mountain View Bakery Staff, Patricia Roberts
471 40 New faces Andrea Thrower, Ian Poole, Tess McGruddy
472 40 The Pirongia World War 1 Roll of Honour research, names on roll of honour, photo
473 40 The opening of the Memorial Hall Mary Jane Berry, Tema Jones, 16 August 1922, J.T.Johnson, A.E.Fear, photo
474 40 The bearers of bad news William Stewart, postmaster, Te Awamutu, personally delivered telegrams to the next-of-kin of men who died during World War 1, photo
475 40 What does the roll of honour tell us? Why discerning who were the men listed on the War Memorial Hall Roll of Honour was not a straightforward task.
476 40 Others who might have been listed Men from the district who were not listed on the Roll of Honour, but might have been.
477 40 Original Roll of Honour names Names, ranks and military units of the men listed on the Roll of Honour, compiled from their military records.
478 40 Supplementary List names six men who were to be listed on a supplementary plaque
479 40 From the Committee Andrea Thrower, administration coordinator; interim treasurer, Robin Astridge, Robert McWha
480 40 New and Improved ANZAC display mounted by Marilyn Yeates and Barbara Walter, photo
481 40 Subscriptions Subscription rates for 2015-16
482 40 No shouting during World War 1 Anti-Shouting Legislation affected Pirongia in 1916; Chappell, Knight, McCarthy, Boggis.
483 40 A VC at Gallipoli Awarded for bravery to a grandson of Captain William St Clair Tisdall, Adjutant of the 2nd Waikato Militia in 1864.
484 40 The Waikato River Gunboats: New Zealand's first navy Book review, Robin Astridge.
485 41 Honours for Sabina Oiwen Volunteer Year commendation; Pirongia Heritage Centre Life Member, photo
486 41 Another successful AGM Sabina Owen Life Member; Speaker Kingsley Field, photo
487 41 Thanks for support Jonathan Hurst; Waipa District Council; Community Organizations Grants Scheme; Ian Poole
488 41 Leslie Maurice Yeates Obituary for long-time member.
489 41 Can you help? Kiwi Road
490 41 BBQ for members Pirongia Clydesdales, 27 January
491 41 For your diary Boxing Day Races; BBQ for members
492 41 Book Reviews Battlefields of NZ Wars; Waikato-Maniapoto World War 1 Veterans
493 41 J.D. Hill - Alexandra Businessman storekeeper, commission agent, auctioneer, postmaster, registrar, scherff, Catherine Harden, photo
494 41 Background to the Native School Investigation McRae Cameron, teacher, family history inquiry.
495 41 Te Kopua Native School on Cannon Road Wesleyan Mission School; Native School; Ormsby, Searancke, photo
496 41 From the Committee family history displays; Andrea Thrower, photo
497 41 A successful training day volunteer training workshop
498 41 Improved visitor numberrs visitor statistics
499 41 Welcome to new members Pat and Alison Todd; Jan and Angus Smith
500 41 Remembering George and Mary Ann Harper Harper family reunion, 2nd Waikato Militia; Mangapiko School, photo
501 41 An interpretive panel for the Memorial Hall Roll of Honour; Pirongia Community Association
502 43 Special visitors at the annual barbeque Graeme Miller, Graeme Ginn, timber mill, Mangati Road, photo
503 43 Books from our library: Te Puea - A Life Michael King, Kingitanga, Whatiwhatihoe
504 43 Books from our library: The Land Ballot Fleur Adcock, Te Rau-a-moa, poems
505 43 Thanks for support Fleur Adcock, Robert McWha, Charlie Coles, Nick & Jill van der Sande
506 43 Errata Rae Cameron, Maisie Cameron, Te Kopua Native School, Mary Ann Harper
507 43 Another family re-union Finch
508 43 They don't run dances like this any more. Kowhai Club, Memorial Hall, Fred Beet
509 43 For your diary 3 April, Roll of Honour, unveiling panel
510 43 From the committee visitor statistics, treasurer, Ian poole, Charlie Coles
511 43 Kiwi Road Glenda Bell, MaoriAffairs land, World War 2, Daniels, Lingman, Nelson, Tamaki
512 43 The Butchers Jones Archibald Jonesa, Alfred William Jones, butchers, Tasmania, Pokuru
513 43 Old steam engine stationary steam engine, Robert McWha, John Kelly, photo
514 43 The first Whatiwhatihoe Bridge Tawhiao, Tawhara-kai-atua, Whatiwhatihoe, Bryce, photo
515 44 Roll of Honour Panel Unveiled Memorial Hall, 3 April, speakers listed, Pirongia Community Association
516 44 Self-help in 1919 debating society, home nursing lectures
517 44 Annual General Meeting PHIC, 14 June, speaker Alan Hall, Waikato Militia, Armed Constabulary
518 44 Thanks for Support Barbara Walter
519 44 Thank you Robin Robin Astridge QSM. President 2010 to 2016
520 44 2016-17 Subscriptions Renewals due 1 July
521 44 For your diary AGM, 14 June.
522 44 From the Committee visitor statistics, long-term plans
523 44 New and Improved newsletter index, access to the Memorial Hall
524 44 More on the butchers Jones research by Karen Howard, Archibald Hubert Jones, Alfred William Henry Jones, Rhoda Jones
525 44 An 1881 settlement plan for Te Rore Survey plan, Te Rore bridge, town lots, Rewi, Tawhiao, Manuhiri, Mair, Edgecumbe Streets
526 44 The second Whatiwhatihoe Bridge bridge specifications, contract to Tapper in 1953, opened November 1954 by Goosman, old bridge demolished.
527 45 Another successful AGM AGM, Barbara Walter, Officers elected, executive committee. Alan Hall, Armed Constabulary
528 45 Vunteer Refresher Course Volunteers, Alan Hall, Clare St Pierre, Robert McWha, Brent Mealing, Andrea Thrower.
529 45 Te Kopua Wesleyan Mission Site Refurbished memorial, Jim Rogers, Cannon Road, George Searancke
530 45 Thanks for Support Te Awamutu RSA, Robert McWha, Brent Mealing, Marilyn Yeates, Flora Bouma, Lyn Jackson
531 45 2nd Waikato Militia Badge Te Awamutu Museum, Warren Gumbley, archaeologist
532 45 Visit by Museum Staff Haupai Puke, Anne Blyth, Henriata Nicholas, Tereora Crane, displays & processes
533 45 Memberships reminder, subscriptions outstanding
534 45 New & Improved New display, Ormsby family, Gloria King,
535 45 New Volunteers Mary Wilton, Keith & Margarert Ormsby, Alfredo Huerta, Alison Clements.
536 45 Welcome new member Alfredo Huerta
537 45 Early motor vehicles around Pirongia Edward Miller, Emily Miller, Daimler, charabanc, Jim Prentice, chain-driven Briscoe truck. Fred Parsons.
538 45 Motor Fuel benzene, bushel timber cases, hand cranked bowsers, Roland Mounsey, Bell's Store
539 45 World War 1 Roll of Honour Publication biographies af servicemen on Roll of Honour and panel at the War Memorial Hall. Te Awamutu RSA.