Cottage (Former Borough Council Office)

22 Woodills Road, Akaroa

  • Cottage (Former Borough Council Office). Group portrait Akaroa Borough Council members. William Ferguson Massey (Front row, fourth from left). Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wgtn, NZ, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
    Copyright: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.
  • Cottage (Former Borough Council Office).
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: R O'Brien. Date: 23/12/2010.
  • Cottage (Former Borough Council Office) April 1990. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: A E McEwan.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5339 Date Entered 22nd August 1991


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Lot 4 DP 35235 (CT CB15A/317), Canterbury Land District and the building known as Cottage (Former Borough Council Office) thereon. (Refer to the extent map tabled at the Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero Committee meeting on 8 October 2015.)

City/District Council

Christchurch City


Canterbury Region

Legal description

Lot 4 DP 35235 (CT CB15A/317), Canterbury Land District


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

Built 1876.

The former Akaroa Borough Council building is now a holiday home. It is a simple colonial cottage which, with its garden, makes a contribution to the streetscape.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1876 -

Completion Date

22nd August 1991

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Southern region office

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.