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The 157-year old cat­e­gory 1 his­toric Me­lane­sian Mis­sion build­ing in Mis­sion Bay will be shrouded in plas­tic wrap as it un­der­goes seis­mic strength­en­ing. Her­itage New Zealand’s Nick Chin said in the next phase of work the shin­gle roof of the Me­lane­sian Mis­sion build­ing will be re­moved, and the rafters and purlins of the orig­i­nal mis­sion build­ing secured to a struc­tural ply­wood base in­stalled in the roof space. The plas­tic cov­er­ing is ex­pected to re­main in place un­til early May. The Me­lane­sian Mis­sion build­ing and cafe is cur­rently closed to the pub­lic with the re­vamped fa­cil­ity ex­pected to re-open in Oc­to­ber.

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