Whakatane Airport Terminal could join the Historic Places list

A distinctive local building may be getting official recognition.

Heritage New Zealand has proposed classifying the Whakatane Airport Terminal as a Category One Historic Place.

The Terminal, which was designed by famed New Zealand architect Roger Walker and finished in 1974.

Phil Carling, Co-Director of Whakatane's Carling Architects, says he's pleased the building is getting official recognition.

He says it adds something unique to the Eastern Bay's architectural heritage.

Sam Gardner