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Seddon House Restoration Project Confirmed

Once the centre of government on the West Coast, Seddon House in Hokitika has fallen into disrepair over the last few decades.

It was once a magnificent building and local interest in it in recent times led to a drive to restore the building to its former glory.

The news that the government will fund the complete restoration is just reward for all those who have taken the project to heart and worked hard to present a case to government for the restorations.

In this video, completed some months ago, Bruce Smith takes us through the old building with narrator, Ian Gilbertson.

The video will give you some background to this heritage building. Coaster’s Weekly acknowledges the brilliant contribution Ian Gilbertson (Gilbie) has made to the restoration drive. The video was originally sent to every political party to help gather support to restore the building.


Read the full media release here>

This outlines the $22million funding for the project and announces the head lease for the restored building will be the Department of Conservation (DOC).

Seddon House Restoration Project Confirmed