About us

'Landmarks' was created to recognise buildings, sites and locations of historic significance in Rangiora, and the programme was later extended to Kaiapoi in 2007.

It is a partnership between the Waimakariri District Council, the Rangiora & Districts Early Records Society, and the Kaiapoi District Historical Society, making up the Landmarks Committee.

Under the programme, buildings, sites and locations that meet set criteria are presented with a plaque recognising heritage status and the Landmarks Committee members research the history of nominated buildings on behalf of the programme.

So far, plaques have been presented in Rangiora to the:

  • Bowling Club Pavilion
  • Farmers building (demolished in July/August 2014)
  • Hunnibell's Building
  • Johnston building
  • Junction Hotel
  • Masonic Lodge (demolished in September 2013, due to the Canterbury earthquakes)
  • Museum
  • Parrott's building
  • Post Office
  • Rangiora Borough Council Chambers
  • Rangiora Courthouse
  • Rangiora Town Hall
  • St John the Baptist Anglican Church
  • Turvey House
  • Victoria Park Band Rotunda

And in Kaiapoi to:

  • Bank of New Zealand
  • Kaiapoi Band Rotunda
  • Kaiapoi Courthouse (demolished due to the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010/2011)
  • Kaiapoi Railway Station
  • Rialto Theatre (demolished due to the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010/2011)