This is St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Plymouth. It was built in 1846.
With all the earthquakes in the southern part of the country, all public buildings are being assessed as to their safety. Sadly, this grand church is not considered 'earthquake proof', even though few quakes ever reach this part of the North Island, so it will quite possibly be closed to the public in the near future. We had visited once for photos but I wanted to go again--just in case. I will post more photos later.