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Archives Central is a fully-searchable catalogue of Council Archives, including a growing collection of digitised archives, sourced from participating New Zealand local authorities.

The purpose of Archives Central is to make Council archives more accessible for the community and easier to use.

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From the Stacks - Archive of the Month

Horizons Regional Council has an extensive collection of photographs, although not all are catalogued online at the moment. This particular set of aerials shows flooding in the Manawatu River area between 1941 and 1943. The image below is of the Whirokino Trestle Bridge during a flood in 1941.


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Miscellaneous: Scotts Ferry Drainage.

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