Newspaper Article 2001 – Hukarere on the move

Hukarere on the move

Hukarere School and its hostel are understood to be moving temporarily from their Napier Hill site while the property is redeveloped.

The school’s management and principal were not available for comment this morning.

Rumours have been circulating for several years that the school might have to shift because of the cost of maintaining the large building. Hawke’s Bay Today reported last year that the property owners, the Te Aute Trust Board, supported the school’s wish to remain at the property.

Recent consultants’ reports had found deficiencies with the building, which was constructed just after the Hawke’s Bay earthquake in 1931.

Except for a recent period when it closed as a school but remained as a hostel for Napier Girls’ High School students, Hukarere has been based at Napier Terrace since 1911.

The school was established 126 years ago on Hukarere Road.

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1 November 2001


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