The land and building which once housed the first radio station to broadcast across the Hawke’s Bay out of Napier have been placed on the market for sale.
The two-storey CB Hansen and Coy Building in Napier’s art deco precinct was built in 1933 and is registered in Napier City Council’s art deco inventory of architecturally-important buildings in the city.
The property’s original owners were automotive electrical firm CB Hansen which ran its workshop from the lower floor and leased out the top floor to Radio New Zealand for its Hawke’s Bay broadcasting and newsroom studios.
The top floor of the premises at 73–81 Dalton St was converted to a restaurant in the mid-1990s – with Italian eatery Casa Gardini serving pizza and pastas from the premises until 2002 when the restaurant was converted into office space.
Photo: This renovated city centre art deco gem used to house Radio New Zealand.
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Posted: 4 February 2019