Welcome to Kete King Country

Kete King Country is a joint project between Otorohanga District Library and Waitomo District Library to digitally gather and share the stories of the Otorohanga and Waitomo districts. We hope you will join us to create a record of the histories of our farming communities and towns, of our Maniapoto heritage, and also of contemporary local events.

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A short history of the Otorohanga District in the last thousand years (unfinished)
Homepage for site
Contributors to Centennial Memoirs "Parishioner Stalwarts
Kelly Kearins family contribution
Introduction page to parishioner stalwarts
Earliest Catholic Missionary Priests in NZ - arrived specifically for Maori.
Historic origins for Centennial and Parishioner memoirs
Centennial - Parish History includes St Mary's Pio Pio
An early Te Kuiti rugby team.
The Waitomo District has a proud rugby history from children's teams, to club rugby, and national and international success.
Northern entrance to Meadsville.
The Waitomo District celebrated its proud rugby history by re-naming Te Kuiti as 'Meadsville' during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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