Historic Waihi church with $1 reserve sells for $11k

A 110-year-old Waihi church up for sale with a $1 reserve has sold to the highest bidder online.

The St James Presbyterian Church building was listed for sale on Trade Me. The auction closed shortly after 11am when the church sold for $11,100 from a total of 115 bids.

The church, made of heart rimu, was built in 1905 but has not been used since 2012 when an engineer’s report found it only had 8 per cent of the strength of buildings built to the current earthquake safety standard but it is listed as a heritage building so it can’t be knocked down. Continue reading

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