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.

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Wairarapa Times-Age
Photograph by Lynda Feringa

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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 20 October 2021)

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