Maungaturoto will be celebrating 150 Years in 2013

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Original Maungaturoto Branch National Bank of New Zealand Building

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19140625-48-3

This building is now a private residence. It was opened on May 25th 1914.
.. The local branch of the National Bank opened their new premises on May 25, in their handsome and commodious building Reside the post office. The legal chambers of Skelton and Skelton adjoin the bank, all being most convenient to post and telegraph office, and make a fine addition to the business facilities of the district, as well as testifying to the progress and prosperity of the place…
Northern Advocate 15 June 1914

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Piroa Falls in 1899

Taken in 1899 of Piroa Falls in Gorge Rd a well known recreation spot in our area. A track was later developed and formed by the local Rotary Club to benefit the community.