A miscellaneous collection of old photographs, newspaper clippings, stories and other bits and pieces from time gone by.




                           Waikato Times - 8th March 1932


Puffball 1932

   I'm not sure where Mr Knights farm was in Puketaha, but  I have an idea it might have been on the Gordonton Road somewhere between Puketaha Road and Carrs Road.




Water Towers:

Water Towers






















Puketaha Cub Pack - 1957

Puketaha Cubs 1957



















Kay's Four Square Food Market - 1960s


4 Square
    On  the Gordonton Road,  just around the corner from the  Puketaha Service Station 


A Fiery Letter from a Puketaha Resident - 1939

Fiery Letter


Major Fire at Puketaha Service Station – July 1968

Jenny Lucey sent through these newspaper clippings of a fire that almost claimed the life of her brother.

Puketaha SS fire 68 1




Puketaha SS fire 68 2



91pounds 11 shillings and eight pence  would be worth between $5500 and $6000 (ex GST!)  in today's money (2023)

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Council Stamp



In 1989 the Waikato County Council (established in 1876) amalgamated with  the Raglan County Council (established in 1876), the  Ngāruawāhia Borough Council (established in 1920), and the Huntly Borough Council (established in 1931) to be known as the Waikato District Council.