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About this site

I started this website after I got interested in the stories behind the names on the war memorial outside Kilbirnie School. I add to the site as time allows. Please acknowledge this site if you use information from it, and do not reproduce photos or text without permission.

This site has no affiliation to Heritage New Zealand, formerly known as the Historic Places Trust. I began this site several years before they changed their name.

About me

I'm a librarian who has lived in Hataitai on and off for over 25 years. I have a keen interest in family history and local history and enjoy uncovering the past. Feel free to email with any questions, information or corrections.