Heritage Inventory

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The Stratford District has a rich colonial history, which is reflected in the buildings and objects that are found throughout the district even today.

The purpose of this study is to identify buildings and objects that have cultural heritage value to the entire Stratford District. This is in contrast to the buildings registered under the Historic Places Act which have national interest, and the buildings protected under the District Plan. This document is solely an information resource commissioned by the Stratford District Council, which recognises and provides information on the identified buildings and objects.

This will enhance public awareness of the significance of the heritage sites in the Stratford District.


An initial list of approximately  266 buildings and objects was prepared for this inventory. Research was then carried out by the Stratford District Heritage Focus Group (established to help prepare an initial list for consideration and to provide detailed local knowledge). The list was progressively reduced as evaluation established whether or not the building/object met the criteria, and whether enough information could be sourced.

The following are those buildings and objects included in the final version of the Heritage Inventory.


Aotuhia - Bridge to Somewhere

Bird Road School

Bird Road School Memorial

Cardiff Co-op Dairy Company

Cardiff Primary School

Cardiff Soldiers Memorial

Dawson Falls Hydro-Electric Generating Station

Dawson Falls Tourist Lodge

Douglas Boarding House

Douglas Dairy Factory

Douglas Downdraught Kiln

Douglas Hall

Douglas School

Douglas War Memorial Domain

Finnerty Road School

Huiakama School

Huinga Dairy Factory

Huinga School

Huinga Tunnel

Kiore-Matau Tunnel

Kohuratahi War Memorial Cenotaph

Kopuatama Cemetery

Makahu School

Makahu Tunnel

Mangaotuku Truss Bridge

Marco School

Matau - St James Anglican Church

Midhirst - Denbigh Road Dairy Factory

Midhirst Cemetery

Midhirst Dairy Factory

Moki Tunnel

Mt Damper - Boiler & Milling Equipment

Ngaere - Triumph Dairy Factory

Ngaere – Wilkinson's Store

Ngaere Gardens

Ngaere Hall

Ngaere Primary School

Purangi - St Peters Church

Purangi School

Raekohua School

Skinner Road War Memorial Hall

Stratford - Centennial Rest Rooms

Stratford - Hydro-Electric Generating Station

Stratford - Kings Theatre

Stratford - Malone Memorial Arch & Gates

Stratford - Marire Hospital

Stratford - Municipal Building & Hall of Remembrance

Stratford - Old School Site

Stratford - Petrie's Building

Stratford - Pioneer Cemetery

Stratford - Public Trust Building

Stratford - St Mary's Diocesan School

Stratford - Victoria Bridge

Stratford - Victoria Park Memorial Gates

Stratford Co-op Dairy Factory

Stratford High School

Stratford Mountain House

Tahora Cemetery

Tahora School

Tangarakau - Joshua Morgan's Grave

Toko - Gordon Road Limeworks

Toko Dairy Factory

Toko School

Tuna Dairy Factory

Waipuku Cemetery

Waipuku Creamery

Whakaahurangi Trail Plaque

Whangamomona - Bank of Australasia

Whangamomona - Blacksmiths Shop

Whangamomona - Butcher's Shop

Whangamomona - Cemetery & Memorial Gates

Whangamoniona - General Stores Building

Whangamornona - Hotel

Whangamomona - Mary King's Grave

Whangamomona - Post Office

Whangamomona - Sacred Heart Church

'Nhangamomona - School

Whangamomona - St Johns Church

York Road Crusher Site