“Ka korokī ngā manu ka tākiri ko te ata”
“The dawn chorus of the birds signals a new day”
A new dawn is rising, a new day is coming, and our very own online platform for archives will launch soon.
For more than 40 years Tauranga City Libraries has collected and preserved our history as part of an extensive archive collection we make accessible to our community.
Our region has a rich and varied history from early Māori voyagers through to European settlers that spans the coastline of the Western Bay of Plenty.
Now we want to share these stories with you digitally.
The name Pae Korokī was given to us by local kaumātua Huikakahu Kawe and is inspired by the whakataukī above. It represents new life, new beginnings and enlightenment.
Pae Korokī: Tauranga archives online will be launched later this year to improve your access to our valuable taonga now as well as preserve it for future generations.
You can expect thousands of taonga items such as photographs, maps, personal diaries, letters and articles from our collection to be readily available at your fingertips.
We’ll keep you updated on the progress of our new digital platform but in the meantime, Tauranga Memories (Kete) will be available for researching and viewing items only.
Reminder: due to the work involved in migrating our Kete data over to our new platform, we aren’t able to accept any new contributions on Kete going forward. However, we look forward to your contributions to our new platform once it’s live.
If you have any questions, whakapā mai firstname.lastname@example.org