Two industrial buildings, one in Napier and the other in Dunedin, are the first to be awarded funding from Heritage EQUIP. 

The National Tobacco Company Building, Napier

About the building

The National Tobacco Company Building was originally used as a tobacco processing factory, but will soon be home to a craft brewery and urban winery. The art deco entrance was designed and built after the original structure was damaged in the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake and the iconic design has made this building a major tourist attraction. The building is a Category 1 historic place on the New Zealand Heritage List.

Find out more about the building on the NZ History website

Read the New Zealand Heritage List entry on the Heritage New Zealand website

What's being funded

The building has been awarded $10,000 towards parapet strengthening.

Photo of the National Tobacco Company Building.

The former Union Steamship Company Store, Dunedin

About the building

The Union Steamship Company store was originally a warehouse for the South Pacific shipping company. The restoration project will see the building turned into apartments and offices and comprise yet another success story in the revitalisation of Dunedin’s warehouse precinct. The Union Steamship Company Offices and Stores are currently being considered for inclusion on the New Zealand Heritage List as a Category 1 historic place.

What's being funded

The building has been awarded $12,000 towards strengthening one of its floors, as part of a major refit. 

Photo of the Union Steamship Company Store.


To be considered for the next round of funding, you'll need to submit an application form by 21 August 2017. Find out how to apply.


Updated on 17th May 2017