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“Waitangi cricket match at Te Waimate Mission” Heritage New Zealand Media Release


Waitangi cricket match at Te Waimate Mission

Te Waimate Mission will echo to the gentle sound of willow on leather this Waitangi Day.

The mission house at Waimate North – the country’s second oldest building which is now cared for by Heritage New Zealand – will host a fun game of cricket between two local teams in uniform reflecting the times they were playing in. The teams will be celebrating a small part of New Zealand’s cricketing heritage.

“New Zealand’s first recorded game of cricket actually tool place near Paihia in 1832, though Te Waimate certainly rated a very early mention by none other than evolutionist Charles Darwin who visited the mission at Christmas 1835,” says the Manager of Te Waimate Mission, Mita Harris. (more…)

“Te Waimate Mission to get new roof” N.Z.H.P.T. Media Release

Te Waimate reshingling

A protective cover is placed over Te Waimate Mission in preparation for the re-shingling work.

New Zealands's second oldest building has been temporarily closed to the public - but there's a very good reason.

Te Waimate Mission – built in 1832 and now cared for by the NZ Historic Places Trust – is currently being re-roofed with wooden shingles which, once completed, will recapture some of the building’s distinctive character and charm."

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