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Opotiki: former Drill Hall (c.1913) (3)
Opotiki: former Drill Hall (c.1913) (3)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 15:05:09
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'36"S - 177°17'12"O
  • Cnr. Ford/St John St., Opotiki The former Opotiki Drill Hall was a rare example of a hall purpose-built for military drill training as a response to NZ’s 1909 Defence Act. It was constructed in 1913 under supervision of the NZ Government Architect John Campbell. When I saw it over a century later in 2017, it had not been well-maintained. However I could still see what it might have looked like when first built: with arched windows and door surrounds designed to resemble something more permanent than its timber materials; its date of 1913 and the monogram of King George V over its parapet. It was an important place in the history of the town, and was recognised as such in a Heritage NZ submission to the proposed Opotiki District Plan (Aug.2017). However it was completely destroyed by arson in Oct.2018... [sunlive.co.nz/news/190556-investigation-continues-after-o...]
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Opotiki: former Drill Hall (c.1913) (2) - detail
Opotiki: former Drill Hall (c.1913) (2) - detail
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 15:04:12
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'36"S - 177°17'12"O
  • Cnr. Ford/St John St., Opotiki The former Opotiki Drill Hall was a rare example of a hall purpose-built for military drill training as a response to NZ’s 1909 Defence Act. It was constructed in 1913 under supervision of the NZ Government Architect John Campbell. When I saw it over a century later in 2017, it had not been well-maintained. However I could still see what it might have looked like when first built: with arched windows and door surrounds designed to resemble something more permanent than its timber materials; its date of 1913 and the monogram of King George V over its parapet. It was an important place in the history of the town, and was recognised as such in a Heritage NZ submission to the proposed Opotiki District Plan (Aug.2017). However it was completely destroyed by arson in Oct.2018... [sunlive.co.nz/news/190556-investigation-continues-after-o...]
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Opotiki: former Drill Hall (c.1913) (1)
Opotiki: former Drill Hall (c.1913) (1)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 15:03:03
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'36"S - 177°17'12"O
  • Cnr. Ford/St John St., Opotiki The former Opotiki Drill Hall was a rare example of a hall purpose-built for military drill training as a response to NZ’s 1909 Defence Act. It was constructed in 1913 under supervision of the NZ Government Architect John Campbell. When I saw it over a century later in 2017, it had not been well-maintained. However I could still see what it might have looked like when first built: with arched windows and door surrounds designed to resemble something more permanent than its timber materials; its date of 1913 and the monogram of King George V over its parapet. It was an important place in the history of the town, and was recognised as such in a Heritage NZ submission to the proposed Opotiki District Plan (Aug.2017). However it was completely destroyed by arson in Oct.2018... [sunlive.co.nz/news/190556-investigation-continues-after-o...]
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Platt Bros.Merchants (est.1899)
Platt Bros.Merchants (est.1899)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 15:12:19
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'22"S - 177°17'10"O
  • 25 King St., Opotiki This is a classic illustration of the many modest retail shopfronts to be found all over small-town New Zealand. Built for long-time resident and businessman Matthew J Platt and his brother William (probably in 1904, although their business was established a few years earlier), it operated as a draper's, though local people recall a wide range of commodities could be bought, including groceries, general hardware and sweets. G L Day purchased the site in 1951, selling Norton motorbikes and a range of furniture.
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Opotiki: another old Leyland
Opotiki: another old Leyland
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 14:04:24
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'40"S - 177°16'7"O
  • March 2017: seen at an old market garden/fruit orchard on State Highway 2, approaching Opotiki. Note the crank handle in the grill... ========== Many thanks to the owner, for showing me his large collection of old vehicles.
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Opotiki: old Leyland truck
Opotiki: old Leyland truck
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 14:05:42
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'40"S - 177°16'7"O
  • March 2017: seen at an old market garden/fruit orchard on State Highway 2, approaching Opotiki. It was originally used by Gain Forwarding Co.Ltd Carriers which was based in Cumberland St in Dunedin, Otago. I've found advertising for the company as far back as 1923...back then it was a horse-drawn vehicle company, and it evolved into one the earliest trucking firms in Otago. ========== Many thanks to the owner, for showing me his large collection of old vehicles.
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Opotiki gang house?
Opotiki gang house?
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-24 11:42:28
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'22"S - 177°17'13"O
  • Our escort around Opotiki only slowed down slightly as we passed this place...we were warned it was a local gang house, "and they'll be watching us right now!" Who knows...?
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Opotiki: Masonic Hotel (c.1916)
Opotiki: Masonic Hotel (c.1916)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-24 11:08:54
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'14"S - 177°17'3"O
  • 121 Church Street, Opotiki The Masonic Hotel is one of several notable examples of hotel architecture in Opotiki, reflecting the town's role as a major commercial centre in the eastern Bay of Plenty. Constructed in the late 1860s or early 1870s, the two-storey hotel was one of the earliest substantial timber structures in the colonial town. The building was positioned midway between the wharves where sea-going traffic embarked, and a military redoubt surrounding the Anglican church. During the scares following Te Kooti's rebellion in the late 1860s, the first hotel is said to have accommodated officers' wives and was temporarily fortified. By the second decade of the C20th., the Masonic was the only major hotel in Opotiki that had not been significantly rebuilt or altered. A new brick and concrete building was consequently erected in 1916 replacing much of the earlier structure. Parts of the timber hotel that were initially retained included a dining room, a kitchen and several bedrooms - these were destroyed by fire in July 1918, after which a brick extension along Church St was erected. A place of gathering and recreation for locals, the rebuilt Masonic Hotel was described in the 1920s as “the official house of the Government Tourist Bureau, Auckland Automobile Assn,, the Commercial Travellers Assn., and Cook's Tours.” At this time it incorporated a double gateway to a large stable block, as Opotiki was on a popular tour route for early motor vehicles between Gisborne and the Bay of Plenty. Today, the building has a Heritage NZ Historic Place Cat.2 listing (No.3500).
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Opotiki: Dodge bus (c.1930s) (2)
Opotiki: Dodge bus (c.1930s) (2)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 14:00:07
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'40"S - 177°16'7"O
  • March 2017: seen at an old market garden/fruit orchard on State Highway 2, approaching Opotiki. ========== Many thanks to the owner, for showing me his large collection of old vehicles. He said this particular bus had been lived in for many years before he rescued it. The owner took me into the bus...and I was worried it was going to collapse around us. It "leaks like a sieve" - hence the copious amount of gaffer tape, seemingly holding it all together! He assured me that 'the bones' were good, so it was worth restoring as it was one-of-a-kind in NZ (wish I'd remembered what make/model it was). However, if he is seriously going to restore this, it will most likely be his lifetime's work!!!
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Opotiki: Dodge bus (c.1930s) (1)
Opotiki: Dodge bus (c.1930s) (1)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-25 13:59:48
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'40"S - 177°16'7"O
  • March 2017: seen at an old market garden/fruit orchard on State Highway 2, approaching Opotiki. ========== Many thanks to the owner, for showing me his large collection of old vehicles. He said this particular bus had been lived in for many years before he rescued it. The owner took me into the bus...and I was worried it was going to collapse around us. It "leaks like a sieve" - hence the copious amount of gaffer tape, seemingly holding it all together! He assured me that 'the bones' were good, so it was worth restoring as it was one-of-a-kind in NZ (wish I'd remembered what make/model it was). However, if he is seriously going to restore this, it will most likely be his lifetime's work!!!
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Opotiki Courthouse (c.1910)
Opotiki Courthouse (c.1910)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-24 11:07:39
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'15"S - 177°17'3"O
  • Cnr Church/Elliot Sts., Opotiki The courthouse at Opotiki reflects the town's historical role as a centre for the administration of law and order in the eastern Bay of Plenty. It is a well-preserved example of small-town judicial architecture from the early 1900s, still being used for its original purpose. Built in 1910-1911, the timber building was erected at the main crossroads in the settlement. The structure replaced an 1870s courthouse on the same site. As one of the most pre-eminent government buildings in Opotiki, the courthouse symbolised the presence and authority of government rule. The administration of government, and law and order in particular, was a significant issue in Opotiki, whose foundation as a military and commercial settlement in the 1860s had occurred on confiscated maori land. Erected partly as a result of local pressure, the courthouse was built not only shortly after NZ's Dominion status was achieved, but at the same time that civic government for the town was cemented. Opotiki was constituted as a borough in 1911, when its population was just over 1,000. The building’s functions also included the registration of births, deaths and marriages. The courthouse was erected as a single-storey weatherboard structure for £1,073. It had a courtroom, judge's chamber, offices, and a strong room towards the rear. The building’s design had influences from domestic architecture. Nevertheless, the scale of the courthouse and aspects such as the logo 'GR' ('George Rex', or King George V) above the main door, made it evident that it was a government building. The building has a Heritage NZ Historic Place Category 2 listing (No.3502).
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Coming to a town near you...
Coming to a town near you...
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-24 11:06:31
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'18"S - 177°17'3"O
  • Faded advertising on a wall in Opotiki, for a Dec.2016 summer concert tour by several NZ reggae bands.
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Opotiki: ladies' rest rooms
Opotiki: ladies' rest rooms
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-24 11:03:53
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'18"S - 177°17'3"O
  • Church St., Opotiki The original Art Deco-styled ladies' restrooms...with the more recent facilities right next door.
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Opotiki: Rostgard’s Building (c.1914)
Opotiki: Rostgard’s Building (c.1914)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-24 10:40:19
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'22"S - 177°17'3"O
  • 99 Church St., Opotiki Rostgard's Building is a reminder of Opotiki's prosperity as a port and supply town in the eastern Bay of Plenty during the early 1900s. An ornate Baroque-influenced two-storey brick structure containing shops and offices, it was erected in 1914 for the Coromandel draper Hans Rostgard (1868-1941), who had come to New Zealand from Denmark. Rostgard first established a drapery in Coromandel in 1896 before opening branches in Auckland and Opotiki. By 1906, Rostgard Bros. were operating a business in Opotiki. This expansion was partly made possible by renewed gold mining in the Coromandel, where Rostgard's original drapery kept late opening hours. This profited from miners and other customers who bought items after hotel closing time at 11pm. This new building was prominently erected on a corner site in Opotiki's main commercial street, at the same crossroads as the Royal Hotel. It replaced a more modest timber shop, purchased by Hans Rostgard in 1908. It was divided into several shops at ground floor level, with the Rostgard business most likely occupying the corner premises. Other tenants included tailor John Love, and a saddler W. McCready. Upstairs rooms were rented out as professional offices with architects Whincup and West advertising their presence in 1915. Rostgard Bros.remained only until 1916-1917, possibly forced out by competition from other drapers. Specialist draperies also declined in importance through the early 1900s as their custom was taken by general and department stores. The building has a Heritage NZ Historic Place Category 2 listing No.3504.
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Opotiki: 16 King St (2)
Opotiki: 16 King St (2)
  • Author: PhilBee NZ (social historian) Follow on flickr foto flickr
  • Date of photography: 2017-03-24 10:39:14
  • Geographical coordinates of the taken: 38°0'22"S - 177°17'2"O
  • This property (for sale as at March 2020), is noted by realtors as being built in the 1940s, and with over-all condition of roof and walls noted as "poor". It sure looks older than that...
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