Nuhiti Road, Anaura Bay

  • Waipare.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Mike Vincent. Date: 28/11/2008.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7136 Date Entered 17th December 1993


City/District Council

Gisborne District


Gisborne Region

Legal description

Pt lot 1 DP 8253, Sec 10 Blk XVI Tokomaru SD


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.

Built in the early 1880s with additions c1902 and 1912, Waipare is now a sizeable homestead and with its seaside aspect has some aesthetic appeal. The transformation from Victorian cottage to Edwardian homestead is readily apparent. Waipare is a physical representation of the increasing wealth and prosperity of the owners. It had a long association with the Williams family (from the time of its construction until 1959, about 75 years) who were and still are well known in the Gisborne region. Neither J N nor Frank Williams appears to be particularly well-known as a result of individual achievements.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1884 -

1902 -

1912 -

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.