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CBD Heritage Inventory ProjectTe kaupapa whakarārangi taonga o te pokapū o te tāone o Heretaunga

Central city heritage inventory

The Hastings central city Heritage Inventory Project was begun in 2004 with the aim of providing information on the history and heritage of a large number of buildings in central Hastings.

The project covers 115 buildings. This has resulted in the preparation of 89 reports (some buildings are grouped together) that contribute to the unique history and architecture of the Hastings.

The project was initiated jointly by Hastings District Council and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT); financially supported by Council, the NZHPT, the Hastings City Business Association (formerly Hastings City Marketing) and the Landmarks Trust.

The project covers the 27 buildings in the CBD that are registered by the NZHPT and/or are protected under the Hastings District Plan (Group 1).

The remainder are buildings that have local historical or architectural significance (Group 2) or that have local townscape significance (Group 3).

While Group 2 and Group 3 buildings are not ‘listed’ or ‘registered’, many still fall within the Central Character Precinct which is an overlay affording streetscape protection to a specific area in the central city.

The aim of the project was to provide information on the history and heritage values of central city buildings ' . . . in order to assist in the assessment of Resource Consent and Building Consent applications, assist property owners in preparing consent applications, provide up to date information as part of Land Information Memorandums and . . . [and] be useful to members of the community in researching the history of a particular building.’ (Project Brief, 2004.)

The inventory is a standalone resource, separate from the District Plan, serving as a useful non-regulatory resource for the preservation and conservation of city's heritage.

The report on each building is available using the links below, or the full two volume inventory is available in hard copy for viewing on request; contact Council. 

For more information on this project, please contact a Council Environmental Planner (Policy).

Heritage Building - Introduction (2)

Introduction & Overview by Chris Cochran and Russell Murray – Conservation Architects
Map & list of buildings included

Heritage Building - Group 1 (27)

Albert Hotel - (No.01)
Central Building - (No.02)
Christie's Building - (No.13)
CML Building (Shattky Donaldson and Eagle Building and Minh Ta) - (No.04)
Commercial Bank of Australia Building - (No.05)
Dominion Buildings - (No.06)
Former Post Office - (No.15)
Harvey's Building - (No.16)
Hastings Cenotaph - (No.09)
Hastings Clock Tower - (No.03)
Hastings Municipal Buildings - (No.17)
Hastings Municipal Women's Rest - (No.10)
Hawke's Bay Farmers Building - (No.11)
Hawke's Bay Farmers Co-operative Association Limited Garage - (No.12)
Hawke's Bay Opera House - (No.18)
John Hill Building - (N0.08)
Karamu Chamber - (No.60)
Medical and Dental Chambers - (No.14)
Poppelwells Building - (No.19)
Public Trust Office - (No.20)
R&R Building - (No.21)
Rainbow and Hobbs Building - (No.22)
Roachs' Building - (No.23)
St Matthew's Church - (No.24)
Villa d'Este - (No.25)
Wesley Methodist Church - (No.26)
Westerman's Building - (No.27)

Heritage Building - Group 2 (36)

38 Heretaunga Buildings
134 Heretaunga St East - (No.39)
AF Redgrave and Co - (No.28)
Begleys Buildings - (No.56)
Bistro 103 - (No.49)
Bon Marche - (No.59)
Cameron & Garland (Michael Hill Jeweller) - (No.44)
Commerce Buildings - (No.30)
Commercial Buildings (Group 1) - (No.31)
Commercial Buildings (Group 2) - (No.32)
Disability Resource Centre - (No.33)
Dominion Restaurant - (No.34)
E and K bldg - (No.58)
Ebbetts Building - (No.07)
Former Cosy Theatre - (No.35)
Garnett Building - (No.85)
Heards Jewellery Centre - (No.37)
Holden's Buildings - (No.57)
Hot Gossip Cafe - (No.40)
Kelly McNeil Building - (No.88)
Kershaw's Building - (No.41)
King's Buildings - (No.42)
Municipal Power House - (No.36)
National Australia Bank Building - (No.45)
National Mapping Centre - (No.46)
Nelson Street Hall - (No.47)
New Grand Hotel - (No.48)
Queen's Chambers - (No.77)
Russell Appliance Building - (No.50)
Scannell Building - (No.51)
State Theatre (Village 4 Cinemas) - (No.53)
St Matthew's Memorial Cairn - (No.52)
Tong and McIvor - (No.43)
Wade Building - (No.54)
Webbers Building - (No.55)
Zealous (Hurst's) - (No.29)

Heritage Building - Group 3 (26)

108 Market St South - (84)
134 Queens Street East - (No.87)
Carlsson House - (No.61)
Clifton Buildings - (No.62)
Cole Murray Building - (No.74)
Commercial Buildings (Group 3) - (No.63)
Commercial Buildings (Group 4) - (No.64)
Commercial Buildings (Group 5) - (No.65)
Commercial Buildings (Group 6) - (No.66)
Commercial Buildings (Group 7) - (No.67)
Commercial Buildings (Group 8) - (No.68)
Duncan Building (MPhosis) - (No.76)
Hastings Permanent Bldg Soc - (No.71)
Hawke's Bay Electric Power Board Building - (No.75)
Herald Tribune Buildings - (No.72)
Jubilee Building 1937 - (No.73)
Murray Roberts Building - (No.86)
Newbigin Building (Duckworth's) - (No.69)
Oddfellows Hall - (70)
Peacock Building - (No.81)
Ross Dysart McLean Building - (No.78)
Ruahine Building - (No.79)
SDJ Cohen - (No.80)
St Andrew's Hall - (No.82)
St Matthew's Early Childhood Centre - (No.83)
St Matthew's Parish Hall - (No.89)

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