The daily paper for each of New Zealand's main centres required premises that befitted its central economic and social status. Imposing multi-storey buildings to house the printing equipment, editorial services and administrative staff arose in the heart of every large city. This purpose-designed building on Cathedral Square housed Christchurch's Press from 1909. By 2011 it was a category-one listed historic building. It suffered severe damage in the 2010–11 Christchurch earthquakes, and was later demolished.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Photograph by Muir & Moodie
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