The following paper was written for VALA08 and gives a comprehensive history of the development of Kete:
Kete Horowhenua is a community built digital library of arts, cultural and heritage resources. It aims to get the private collections, memories and knowledge of our community sitting alongside our public collections. Many thousands of hours of labour have been contributed to the project by our community, resulting in fully keyword searchable digital images, audio and video clips, documents, comments and web links. In late 2007 Kete Horowhenua won the 2007 3M Award for Innovation
in New Zealand Libraries, and a Special Mention for North America and Oceania in the category e-inclusion at the 2007 World Summit Awards in Venice.