23 Sep 2008

Rangitoto bach wins UN award

2:59 pm on 23 September 2008

A bach on Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf has won a United Nations heritage award.

'Bach 38' has been fully restored by volunteers under the guidance of conservation architects and professional builders.

The wooden property was built in 1928 and is now a museum and information centre giving visitors a glimpse of bach holidays from the 1930s to the 1960s.

It has secured an honourable mention in this year's UNESCO Asia-Pacific heritage awards.

Top awards went to Herat old city in Afghanistan and Stadium Merdeka in Malaysia.