Lost Heritage 2005-2009

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.

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During 2009

House, 12 Whitaker Place, Auckland
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House, Auckland

12 Whitaker Place, Auckland
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#590)

Lost to: Demolition (redevelopment)

This house was proposed for demolition in 2008 for redevelopment. The building was demolished prior to July 2010.

Pits/terraces, Titirangi Station, Tolaga Bay
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Pits/Terraces Titirangi Station, Gisborne

Main Highway 35, Tolaga Bay
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#6641)

Lost to: Demolition (wear of time)

Part of a complex of archaeological sites on Titirangi Station, these particular pits and terraces are no longer discernable.   In 2009, the NZHPT conducted a project in the Gisborne region to review a sample of archaeological sites which have been included on the New Zealand Heritage List but for which previous information was limited. The 45 sites were visited, and the List revised accordingly.

Pits/terraces, Titirangi Station, Gisborne
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Pits/Terraces, Titirangi Station, Gisborne

Main Highway 35, Tolaga Bay
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#6649)

Lost to: Demolition (wear of time)

Part of a complex of archaeological sites on Titirangi Station, these particular pits and terraces are no longer discernable.  In 2009, the NZHPT conducted a project in the Gisborne region to review a sample of archaeological sites which have been included on the List but for which previous information was limited. The 45 sites were visited, and the List revised accordingly.

Arahura Combined Road & Rail Bridge
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Arahura Combined Road and Rail Bridge between Greymouth and Hokitika

State Highway 6, crossing Arahura River, north of Hokitika
Originally entered in the List as a Category 1 historic place (#5009)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The Arahura Combined Road and Rail Bridge, situated between Greymouth and Hokitika on State Highway 6, as part of the Greymouth-Hokitika railway line, was one of a few combined road-rail bridges still in use in New Zealand.

During 2008

Dudley Cottage, Lower Hutt
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Dudley Cottage, Lower Hutt

28 Dudley Street, Lower Hutt
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#7186).

Lost to: Fire

Dudley Cottage was originally located on High Street, Lower Hutt. Built in the late 1870s it served as home to two local medical practitioners, Drs Purdy and Dudley.

Waiapu Diocesan Office building and Synod Hall, Napier
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Waiapu Diocesan Office Building and Synod Hall (former), Napier

12 Cathedral Hall, Napier
Originally entered in the List as a Category 1 historic place (#7772)

Lost to: Demolition (redevelopment)

The former Waiapu Diocesan Office Building and Synod Hall, built in 1929 and reconditioned following the 1931 Hawkes Bay earthquake, helped to tell Napier's remarkable story of devastation, recovery and renewal during that period.

St mary's Presbytery, Whanganui
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St Mary's Presbytery, Whanganui

1 Cambell Street, Whanganui
Originally entered in the List as a Category 1 historic place (#7756)

Lost to: Demolition (redevelopment)

St Mary's Presbytery in Campbell Street was built in 1913 and was an interesting example of the work of architect John Sidney Swan (1874-1936) where he combined elements of ecclesiastical architecture and domesticity into the design.
Wellington Public Hospital Administration Block
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Wellington Public Hospital Administration Block (front block), Wellington

Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#7507).

Lost to: Demolition

The Wellington Public Hospital Administration Block (Front Block) was constructed as part of a general expansion and modernisation of the Wellington Hospital facilities, which had been on the Riddiford Street site since 1881. It was designed by the well-known Wellington architectural practice of Crichton, McKay and Haughton, in consultation with Dr D. MacDonald Wilson, Medical Superintendent, Wellington Hospital. At its completion, the building was the most modern, and second largest hospital in New Zealand. Architecturally it was the only neo-Georgian building of this size in Wellington and a style of hospital building that is also now uncommon in New Zealand.

Coopers House, Gisborne
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Coopers House, Gisborne

120 Wairere Road, Gisborne
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#4362)

Lost to: Demolition (redevelopment)

Coopers House in Wainui, Gisborne, was a two storey wooden Elizabethan style home, built in 1906 for Mr and Mrs William Cooper.

H Sidnam Fruiterer, Alene Dairy and Feilding Wallpaper, Feilding
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H Sidnam Fruiterer, Alene Dairy and Feilding Wallpaper, Feilding

62 Kimbolton Road, Feilding
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1236)

Lost to: Demolition (redevelopment)

Built in 1902 for the well-respected lawyer and ex-Mayor of Feilding, W.A. Sandilands, the Sidnam building on Kimbolton Road featured an Edwardian baroque façade that was characteristic of local builder, W.H. Wilkinson.

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During 2007

All Saints' Church Hall, Palmerston North
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All Saints' Church Hall, Palmerston North

344-348 Church Street, Palmerston North
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1254)

Lost to: Fire

From 1875, this building served as the first Anglican Church in Palmerston North and was later used as a chancel and hall.
Find out more All Saints' Church (Anglican) on the List Online.

Sunnyside Administration Building, Christchurch
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Sunnyside Hospital Administration Building (former) and Setting

32 Annex Road, Spreydon, Christchurch
Originally entered in the List as a Category 1 historic place (#7683)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The Sunnyside Hospital Administration Building, with an area of parkland, gardens and a fountain at its frontage, was the public entrance for the Sunnyside Hospital from 1892 to 1999. It was of outstanding significance as a unique remnant of a Victorian 'Lunatic Asylum', designed in the Gothic style by John Campbell. Whilst the building has been demolished, its setting remains.

During 2006

House, 19 Bruce Terrace, Akaroa
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House, Akaroa

19 Bruce Terrace, Akaroa
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#3051)

Lost to: Fire

The 1860s cottage at 19 Bruce Terrace, Akaroa has been associated with a number of local identities and the early development of the cottage and land charts the pattern of colonial settlement at Akaroa.

PDL Industries Building, Christchurch
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PDL Industries Building, Christchurch

2-8 Hazeldean Road, Christchurch
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#3126).

Lost to: Demolition (redevelopment)

The PDL Industries building was built around 1912 as a flour mill and later was part of the PDL Industries plastics factory.

Historical Society & Museum Building, Ashburton
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Historical Society & Museum Building, Ashburton

242-256 Cameron Street, Ashburton
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1805)

Lost to: Demolition (health and safety)

The Historical Society and Museum Building was originally the Ashburton Technical School and was built in 1912.