Newspaper Article 1976 – $3500 given to replace Waikoko

$3500 given to replace Waikoko

Although a fund has not yet been opened $3500 has been given to the Hawke’s Bay A and P Society to replace the historic Waikoko House which was destroyed by fire on Monday.

Two grandsons of the man who built Waikoko House, Messrs Eric and Leslie Nelson, each gave $1000 to the society the day after the fire and now the eldest grand-daughter of William Nelson, Mrs E. C. Horne, had given $500.

A further $1000 has been given by Mr A. J. Anderson of J. N. Anderson and Son, nurseries.

The society will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to decide if Waikoko House should be replaced.

Original digital file


Non-commercial use

Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 New Zealand (CC BY-NC 3.0 NZ)

This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 New Zealand (CC BY-NC 3.0 NZ).


Commercial Use

Please contact us for information about using this material commercially.


Waikoko House burnt down 2 August 1976

Format of the original

Newspaper article

Date published

August 1976

Accession number


Do you know something about this record?

Please note we cannot verify the accuracy of any information posted by the community.

Supporters and sponsors

We sincerely thank the following businesses and organisations for their support.