Te Tai o Poutini

West Coasters sharing our stories

and memories

This Kete has been created to capture and preserve the historical and current memories,
stories and activities of the West Coast people.


Groups and individuals are invited to add their stories, documents, digital images, videos and audios to this kete. Help us create a vibrant and interesting site that truly captures the spirit of our place - Te Tai Poutini: the West Coast of the South Island.

To start you need to create an account. You may like to look at the about basket [kete] or around the help section.

If you need help the staff at the public libraries in Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport will be pleased to assist. Also, for your use, these libraries have computers, scanners (to copy those old documents and photos), and access to other recording devices for projects.

If you would like to attend a training workshop in using or developing the site please register your interest with

The West Coast Kete is provided for you by the Aotearoa People's Network through the National Library, the Westland, Grey and Buller Libraries, and various indiviuals and community organisations.

This site will develop and grow with the efforts of  those on and off the coast who have archives, ideas and  stories to share.

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Tpr. Leonard Johnston Hill.
Trooper Leonard Johnston Hill, World War 1, 1914 – 1918. Serial No. 9/987. Of Little Wanganui, New Zealand. Served with
Lance Corporal Thomas Brown Straker taken before he went back to France.
WW1 1914-1918. Serial No. 6/1730. Private then Corporal. Enlisted at Ngakawau, New Zealand. Next of Kin John Straker (father). Ngakawau,
A series of articles from the Karamea Chronicle about Karamea men who served in WW1, 1914-1918
Attestation for General Service Edmund Horgan Walsh.
Edmund Horgan Walsh, WW1, 1914-1918. New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Reg., C Company. Embarked 16 February 1917
Seddonville War Memorial Gates.
Items relating to Seddonville

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Opera House Fire 1958.

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