Reopening the wonderful Katherine Mansfield House & Garden
after the 14 November earthquakes will cost somewhere in the region
of $10,000 to $20,000.
Our much-loved heritage site suffered damage when the
neighbour's wall fell on us during the 14 November earthquake. We
have lots to do - remove the brick wall from the house, repair the
weatherboards, fix the fire alarm and pipe works, and bring our
garden back to life. Please help us restore Katherine Mansfield
House and Garden to its former glory by making a contribution to
the Earthquake Repairs Fund.
To restore our Grade One listed House and our Garden of National
Significance, we need you.
The House & Garden is run by a registered charitable Society
which cares for these national treasures. Katherine Mansfield is an
important Kiwi icon and this is a site where visitors from all over
the country and all over the world come to celebrate her
The full cost of repairs has yet to be established and until the
neighbour's wall has been removed we can't assess the full extent
of the damage. What we do know is we will have to contribute
towards the costs of demolition and removal and for the various
repairs to the House. We also need to re-establish the
damaged area of the Garden and erect new fencing. We're estimating
these costs will be somewhere in the region of $10,000 to
A wonderful supporter has offered $500 to kick start our Boosted
campaign! This means we have already reached our "target", but
really we're trying to raise as much support as we can, and any
contribution, large or small, will be very, very helpful!