The "heart" of a small Northland community has been devastated by fire overnight. .
All that remains of the Upper Wairoa Memorial Complex is a pile of smouldering ruins, after the building went up in flames about 3am.
Questions remain over whether the hall and sports complex was intentionally lit.
Kaipara District Councillor for the area David Wills, told our reporter Jordan Bond that it was more than just a building.