Waipa Stories capture the history of our district.
They celebrate the people, places and events that have shaped Waipa over the years and made it what it is today.
Te Hokioi was part of the printed propaganda battle that preceded, and prompted, the Waikato wars of the 1860s.
A toothpaste pot lid from the 1880s.
Pamela Langmuir recalls helping her grandparents at the Railway Tearooms as an 8 year old in 1938.
An exchange of gifts between Queen Victoria and the people of Rangiaowhia.
Waipa history through the names of our streets.
Carly Daniels shares a story about Maungatautari.
Ken Williamson recalls his father’s city posting in the 1920s.
Valerie McMillan grew up in Karapiro where her father worked on constructing the dam. She remembers when the waters rose over their house.
Jan Kilham tells the story of Florence and Charley Smale of Horahora.
Tim and Neil Finn’s early life in Te Awamutu.
A kaitaka ngore that belonged to Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki.
The story of Te Awamutu’s beginnings.