Originally built in 1899-1900, Mona Vale is one of Christchurch’s most cherished heritage homesteads. In the 1960s, a major public rally saved the building from demolition. The homestead also suffered some great damage during the 2011 earthquakes, but received NZ$ 3.2 million in council funding over a two-year rebuild period. The remarkable restoration pursuit was completed in 2016, and the homestead is now back in operation. In its lifetime, Mona Vale has evolved from a private family residence to a public park, and is now primarily a restaurant/café with a function centre.