Lost Heritage 2010-2015

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.

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During 2015

Albert Hotel, Hastings
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Albert Hotel, Hastings

201 Heretaunga Street East and 100 Karamu Road South, Hastings
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1079)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The 1882 Albert Hotel was a significant element of the Hastings CBD. Prior to demolition, it was Hastings’ oldest inner city building and had operated continuously as a hotel for nearly 130 years. It was a rare survivor of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake, its 19th-century timber façade was prominent within the townscape of post-quake Art Deco and Spanish Mission commercial buildings.

Cottage, Whangarei
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Cottage, Whangarei

26 Kensington Avenue, Whangarei
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#3914)

Lost to: Redevelopment - demolished September 2015

Reportedly built in the 1880s in the colonial cottage style, this rusticated weatherboard-clad, corrugated iron-roofed cottage building, had distinctive fretwork decorations on its veranda posts. It was demolished after restoration work uncovered a fatal amount of rotting timber which could not be remedied.

Rangitawa
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Rangitawa, Halcombe

358 Pryces Line, Halcombe
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1199)

Lost to: Demolition due to fire

Completed circa 1895 and situated amid farmland near Halcombe overlooking the Rangitikei River, Rangitawa was a generously sized rural homestead. The house was built for Herbert Pryce-Jones, a prominent local farmer, to a design by Wanganui architect Alfred Atkins (1850-1919) which was a characteristic 'Free' style building.

Wai-iti Railway Station
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Wai-iti Railway Station, Wai-iti

State Highway 6 (Wakefield-Murchison/Wakefield-Kohatu Highway), Wai-iti
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#5151)

Lost to: Unknown, date of loss: c. 2009-15

The Wai-iti Railway Station was constructed as part of the earliest section of the Nelson railway; the section from Nelson to Wai-iti, built between 1873 and 1876. After the railway line’s closure in 1955, stations along the line fell into disrepair and some were relocated (to Founders Heritage Park, for example). It is not known when the rest of the Wai-iti railway buildings were removed or demolished, but by 2009 the railway station building was said to be 'basically disintegrated', with only boards and iron remaining.

During 2014

1904 Building, Feilding
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1904 Building, Feilding

61-69 Kimbolton Road, Feilding
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#5490)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The 1904 Building, also known as the Sandilands Building, was prominent in the streetscape of the Feilding town centre. The two-stored Edwardian Baroque commercial building was constructed in 1904 for lawyer, councillor and Mayor William A. Sandilands.

229 Haven Road, Nelson
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House, Nelson

229 Haven Road, Nelson
Originally entered on the List as a Category 2 historic place (#3015)

Lost to: Storm/landslip

The house at 229 Haven Road was a single storey, turn of the century, weatherboard villa.

Masonic Hall, Feilding
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Masonic Hall, Feilding

21 Kimbolton Road, Feilding
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1230)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The foundation stone of the Masonic Hall in Feilding was laid in 1897, and the building was opened in 1898. An impressive masonry façade in the Edwardian Free Classical style, designed by C. Tilleard Natusch & Sons, was added in 1913, featuring a balustraded parapet atop a triangular pediment, with columns framing the central front door.

Matawhero Bridge
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Matawhero Bridge, Matawhero

Riverpoint Road, Matawhero
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#4359)

Lost to: Demolition

The Matawhero Bridge has historical significance as an important link in transport and communication networks.  It was one of the few remaining of the small number of steel arch bridges built in New Zealand.

McCallum's Shed, Winton
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McCallum's Shed, Winton

195 McCallum Road, Wilson's Crossing, Winton
Originally entered in the List as a Category 1 historic place (#3268)

Lost to: Demolition

McCallum's Shed was a dilapidated farm shed constructed from the remnant timbers of the 1860s Oreti Railway, and was a special reminder of the significance of railways in New Zealand's history.

During 2013

Albion Hotel, Shannon
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Albion Hotel, Shannon

2 Grey Street and Plimmer Terrace, Shannon
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#4047)

Lost to: Fire

The Albion Hotel was built in 1916, replacing an earlier 1888 hotel which was destroyed by fire in 1915.

Hawera Hospital Administration block (former)
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Hawera Hospital Administration Block (former)

41 Hunter Street, Hawera
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#843)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The foundation stone was laid for the brick/concrete Hawera Hospital Administration Block (Former) on 24th August 1925 by then Minister of Health, Sir Maui Pomare. The building was officially opened on 18 February 1927.

89 Ness Street, Invercargill
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House, Invercargill

89 Ness Street, Invercargill
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#2489)

Lost to: Redevelopment

This wooden workers' cottage was built c. 1915. It was one of three such cottages on Ness Street, only one of which still remains today.

Nelson Hospital Nurses Home (former)
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Nelson Hospital Nurses' Home (former)

44 Franklyn Street, Nelson South
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1604)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The building, most recently known as Dalton House, was built in 1916 to provide accommodation for nurses at Nelson Hospital, which was a training hospital. It was designed by Nelson architect Arthur Reynolds Griffin. For more information, see the website.

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During 2012

Holland Hall, Westport
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Holland Hall, Westport

7 Lyndhurst Street and Russell Street, Westport
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#5067).

Lost to: Demolition - redevelopment

Holland Hall was constructed in 1905 with further additions in 1907 and 1913. It was one of Westport's oldest large buildings and had important links with the development of educational facilities in the district.

88 Brockworth Place, Christchurch
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House, 88 Brockworth Place

88 Brockworth Place, Riccarton, Christchurch

Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#7285)
Lost to: Demolition

The house formerly located at 88 Brockworth Place, known as Brockworth or Washbourne House, was the second dwelling built in Riccarton.

War Memorial, Fairlie
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War Memorial, Fairlie

Fairlie
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1811)
Lost to: Demolition

The War Memorial in Fairlie was built in 1929. It was decommissioned on 11 November 1999 and subsequently demolished. A new War Memorial was built in 2001 using new stone but reusing the plaques from the original memorial.

Westburn Courts, Ashburton
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Westburn Courts, Ashburton

201-213 West Street and Burnett Street, Ashburton
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1810).

Lost to: Demolition

Westburn Courts was constructed in 1920 and designed by JS Guthrie.

During 2011

Aorere River Swingbridge, Tasman
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Aorere River, Swingbridge, Tasman

Aorere River, Tasman
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#5123)

Lost to: Flood

The Aorere River Swingbridge, also known as the Salisbury Footbridge was destroyed in a flood on 28 December 2010.

Aurora Hotel, Auckland
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Aurora Hotel, Auckland

Corner 75 Victoria Street West and Federal Street, Auckland
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#4927)

Lost to: Demolition (Health and safety)

Aurora Hotel was built in 1884.

Canterbury Roller Flour Mill, Ashburton
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Canterbury Roller Flour Mill Original Building, Ashburton

415 West Street, Ashburton
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1802)

Lost to: Fire

Canterbury Roller Flour Mill Original Building was built in 1873.

Canterbury Roller Flour Mill concrete store, Ashburton
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Canterbury Roller Flour Mill Original Concrete Store, Ashburton

415 West Street, Ashburton
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1803)

Lost to: Fire

Canterbury Roller Flour Mill Original Concrete Store was built in 1875.

Cottage & Former Shop, Selwyn Street, Christchurch
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Cottage and Former Shop, Addington

387 Selwyn Street, Addington, Christchurch
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#3812)

Lost to: Redevelopment

The Cottage and Former Shop at 387 Selwyn Street, Addington, Christchurch comprised a simple colonial timber cottage set back from the road and a timber shop building fronting directly onto the street. The cottage was built in the 1870s or early 1880s.

303 Ferry Road, Christchurch
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House, Phillipstown

303 Ferry Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#1889)

Lost to: Fire

The house at 303 Ferry Road had historical significance as a rare surviving example of the 19th century timber dwellings which were once distributed along Ferry Road, an important colonial route betwee the city of Christchurch and the port at Ferrymead.

Mangaotuku Truss Bridge, Stratford
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Mangaotuku Truss Bridge, Stratford

State Highway 3, Stratford

Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#920)

Lost to: Flood

This bridge was built around 1905 and destroyed in a flood on 15 February 2011.
Waira Public Hospital Original Building, Blenheim
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Wairau Public Hospital Original Building, Blenheim

30-32 Hospital Road, Witherlea, Blenheim
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#2966)

Lost to: Demolition

The Wairau Public Hospital Original Building, opened in December 1915, was from the fourth incarnation of hospital facilities in the district, and the second phase of the hospital on the current site. The 1915 buildings were presumably the oldest in the hospital complex at the time of registration in 1982, which may explain the ‘Original Hospital Building’ reference.

During 2010

Magistrate's Court, Kaikoura
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Magistrate's Court, Kaikoura

17 Killarney Street, Kaikoura
Originally entered in the List as a Category 2 historic place (#3070)

Lost to: Fire

Kaikoura's Magistrate’s Court was a colonial timber building constructed around 1881 on the site of an earlier court house.