Kōrero: Historic places

Demolishing Masterton's Opera House (1 o 3)

Demolishing Masterton's Opera House

Following the devastating 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, in which many historic buildings were destroyed or damaged, local authorities became more wary of earthquake-prone buildings in their districts. One response was to demolish the most hazardous buildings. Masterton District Council took this approach with the town's 114-year-old opera house, which it considered too weak to survive a moderate earthquake.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Wairarapa Times-Age
Photograph by Lynda Feringa

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Historic places - Recent developments, 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/42148/demolishing-mastertons-opera-house (accessed 30 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, updated 19 Aug 2016