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.


A Story of the Wives of the Waikato Missionaries By Joyce Neill. This is a tribute to the first European ...
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Early Te Awamutu

Tainui Māori first settled the Waikato area as early as the twelfth century. Their forebears sailed to New Zealand from ...
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Te Hokioi e Rere Atu Na! The Hokioi Printing Press

Te Hokioi was part of the printed propaganda battle that preceded, and prompted, the Waikato wars of the 1860s. It ...
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The Queen Victoria Lithograph

Portrait of The Royal Family Queen Victoria,  Prince Albert and their Five Children.  Lithograph 1846 This  lithograph is an exquisite  ...
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Waipa Streets

View the history of Waipa through the names of our streets. Click on the blue tag to see the street ...
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An outstanding personality in the history of Te Awamutu and Raglan districts was Doctor Walter Harsant. He was Government factotum ...
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