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The Water Tower in Hawera is nominated to represent Taranaki as a model (scale 1:24) in Mini-Kiwiland.
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Built in 1914
New Zealand Heritage Category 1
The construction of the water tower was a major undertaking for the Hawera Borough Council, but it was essential to the very existence of the town which had suffered major fires, particularly in 1888 and 1912.
The Hawera Water Tower is a reinforced concrete structure some 54 metres high; it was designed to hold 675,000 litres of water in two tanks, 450,000 litres in the upper tank and 225 in the lower. It has a rugged, utilitarian character, both from the way the structure is exposed with columns, brackets and tanks readily visible, and from the raw, off-the-boxing concrete.
Source: Hawera, Town Centre, Heritage Inventory
A model of the water Tower for Mini-Kiwiland on a scale of 1:24 will have a height of 2,25 meters.