Waikanae Post Office (Former)

9 Elizabeth Street, Waikanae

  • Waikanae Post Office (Former).
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Helen McCracken. Date: 2/01/2002.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7125 Date Entered 17th December 1993


Extent of List Entry

Extent is part of the land described as Pt Sec 4 TN of Parata (CT WN24D/509, NZ Gazette 1983 p. 1930), Wellington Land District and the building known as Waikanae Post Office (Former) thereon.

City/District Council

Kapiti Coast District


Wellington Region

Legal description

Pt Sec 4 TN of Parata (CT WN24D/509, NZ Gazette 1983 p. 1930), Wellington Land District


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

The (former) Waikanae Post Office was built in 1906 and is a simple wooden Edwardian public building, with plain Queen Ann features visible in the mullioned casement windows and in the decorative bracing trim in the gable ends. The building is currently being renovated and is now a museum.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1906 -

Other Information

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