26 Apr 2023

Gisborne iwi granted ownership of Wharf Shed for $1

From Morning Report, 6:21 am on 26 April 2023

A Gisborne iwi is to be officially granted ownership of a historic shed for the price of a dollar, after it was mistakenly placed on someone else's land.

The heritage-listed Wharf Shed was moved from Gisborne's port in 2018, and put down on nearby Hirini Street.

Half of the building sits on land owned by the port, and half on the neighbouring property.

For the past four years the property owner has refused to pay rates in retaliation. Kate Green reports.