Prime Minister Massey visited the Thames 17 January 1913.
The following photo of his visit appeared in the Auckland Weekly News:
"From desolate swamp to arable land: snapshots of the Prime Minister's visit to the Hauraki Plains, Thames District, Auckland. The new style and the old: two snapshots taken last week of the Prime Minister while on his visit to the Hauraki Plains."
Source: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19130123-4-2