Lost Heritage Canterbury Earthquakes

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.

Places that have been removed from the List following the earthquakes are remembered here.  Places are organised by local authority, then alphabetically by address for Christchurch.

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  • Ashburton District

    Methven Public Library

    Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in the Ashburton District that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.


  • Selwyn District

    Homebush Station homestead

    Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in the Selwyn District that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.


  • Waimakariri District

    Rialto Cinema, Kaiapoi

    Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in the Waimakariri District that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.


  • Lost heritage Christchurch City A-C

    Cranmer Centre, Christchurch

    Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in Christchurch City (addresses A-C) that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.


  • Lost heritage Christchurch City D-H

    Gas Company Building (former), Christchurch

    Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in Christchurch City (addresses D-H) that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.




  • Lost heritage Christchurch City I-P

    Jubilee Hospital Complex, Christchurch

    Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in Christchurch City (addresses I-P) that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.


  • Lost heritage Christchurch City Q-Z

    House Rossall Street, Christchurch

    Explore the stories of various New Zealand Heritage List places in Christchurch City (addresses Q-Z) that have been demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes.


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