Lost Heritage

The history of lost buildings and places is fascinating, and highlights the importance of protecting them for future generations to enjoy. Explore the stories of places from the New Zealand Heritage List that have been regretfully lost to development, natural disaster or fire.

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  • Lost Heritage 2016-2020

    Trathern

    Explore the stories of various heritage places that have been regretfully lost to development, fires, neglect, storms and other natural disasters and were removed from the New Zealand Heritage List during 2016.

  • Lost Heritage 2010-2015

    Aurora Hotel, Auckland

    Explore the stories of various heritage places that have been regretfully lost to development, fires, neglect, storms and other natural disasters and were removed from the New Zealand Heritage List during 2010 - 2015.

  • Lost Heritage 2005-2009

    Arahura Road and Rail Bridge

    Explore the stories of various heritage places that have been regretfully lost to development, fires, neglect, storms and other natural disasters and were removed from the New Zealand Heritage List during 2005-09.

  • Lost Heritage 2000-2004

    Onoke (formerly Judge Manning

    Explore the stories of various heritage places that have regretfully been lost to development, fires, neglect, storms and other natural disasters and were removed from the New Zealand Heritage List during 2000-2004.

  • Lost Heritage Canterbury Earthquakes

    Timeball Station

    Severe damage to heritage places caused by the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has meant unprecedented, rapid loss of items from the New Zealand Heritage List, particularly in Christchurch. Significant historic places have been lost, and many places have been removed from the List.