Te Araroa Hospital (Former)

4171 Te Araroa Road (State Highway 35), Te Araroa

  • Te Araroa Hospital (Former). From: NZHPT Northern Region Field Record Forms.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: James Blackburne. Date: 23/05/1992.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7103 Date Entered 17th December 1993


City/District Council

Gisborne District


Gisborne Region

Legal description

Lot 2 DP 6783 (CT GS4D/73), Gisborne Land District


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

Te Araroa Hospital was built in 1928-29. It is of a domestic scale and is an example of a Transitional Californian bungalow, combining bungalow cosmetics with traditional villa elements. The identity of the architect is not known. The original hospital appearance has been restored and the building is well maintained. It operated as a hospital for only three years before financial difficulties led to its closure. Since this time it has seen public use in a variety of situations including as a mission house (1933-41), headquarters of the homeguard (1942-45), doctor's residence (1945-67), holiday

home (1967-69) and depot of the Ministry of Works (1969-79). As a result the building is of local historical significance.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1928 - 1929

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Northern 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.