Te Puke Times
IN HISTORY THIS WEEK
Week commencing August 7 1881 August 6. A Bay of Plenty Times reporter visits Te Puke and reports there are 25-26 wooden buildings besides some tents and whare. There are two general stores, butchers, a smithy and two hotels.
1881 August 10. The Bay of Plenty Times reports the arrival of Rakaia in Auckland. Aboard are passengers who “come with welllined pockets” for Vesey Stewart's Te Puke settlement.
1901 — August 9. Kind Edward
VII is crowned — a water pump was erected in Te Puke to commemorate the coronation. 1907 — August 10. Kenealy's Te Puke Hotel burns down. The blaze is so large that the glare can be seen from Tauranga. Reportedly most of the liquor and a large quantity of the effects from the ground level are saved.
1924 — August 12. Te Puke Fire Brigade receives a 1923 Model T truck from the town board.
Source: Te Puke: Nga Tangata me Nga Wahi — People and Places. Christine Clement, Lynne Robertson and Maree Lewis