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Welcome to Kete Rotorua!

Your stories - Your Pictures - Your Kete


Kete Rotorua has been created to capture and preserve your memories,

stories and events of Rotorua and the wider Rotorua District. 


'Kete = Basket' is an open source software, developed by Katipo Communications and the Horowhenua Library Trust.


Kete is for you or your club/organisation to upload documents, e.g. Newsletters,

Potted Histories, Photographs, Audio or Video and Web Links, 

together in a safe environment which is searchable from any internet search engine.

Your Kete or Basket can be as secure as you want it to be.

It's all Free!

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  WW100 2014 Rememberance Year

Important Notice for 2018 :

We Want Your Memories and Family Stories to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of WWI either Logon as yourself to this site or contact a Librarian at 07 3517025



Featured Local History Baskets

Rotorua Biographies

Rotorua Buildings

Rotorua Businesses

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Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Held by the Friends from 1992-2000
Wooden Christmas Tree by Bruce McPike.
Library Competition held December 2012 - January 2013.
Handcrafted  by Beverley Winkelhan.
A selection from the many talented artists who exhibited tin Rotorua Library 2009-2016
Once hospital wards stood here .
Changes to grounds and buildings 2018
Karearea, May 2018.
A Rotorua initiative begun in 2013 between the Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre and the Rotorua Museum.
Anabel (Bella) Cameron.
Exhibition will be on display at The Arts Village from 20 April until 25 May 2018.
In Whakarewarewa State Forest Park, opened 1975, trees planted c.1901-1920
Arawa Street frontage May 1991.
From the staff perspective

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Dame Anne Salmond "Bligh".

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