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Melansian Mission at Mission Bay reopens

The 157 year old Melanesian Mission complex owned by Heritage New Zealand has been seismically upgraded, restored and reopened as a function and events centre. 

A modern pavilion adjacent to the building is now a restaurant and cafe. Nicholas Chin, director of organisational development at Heritage New Zealand says “The new pavilion is a modern structure, so it’s not competing with the old Melanesian Misson…..We hope a lot more people will be using the premises, that alone should expose the history of the building”.

See  this report on the opening by the Archbishop of Melanesia here.

See a Herald report on the restoration here.

Melanesian Mission Building before restoration

New Mission Bay Pavilion restaurant courtyard