|Ocean Lodge - showing Ocean Beach, c.1925-1926|
Printed by Hugh & G. K Neill Ltd., Dunedin
In 1918 a Captain Tovey built the first dwelling on the prime site. The Captain sold the house to a Major Stewart of Rotorua, but from 1932 the history of the building changed forever when it was converted into a private guest house for Mr. Walker Howard.
|Hotel Oceanside and Ocean Beach, Mount Maunganui, c.1950s|
Published by Paul Bouchier
From 1959 the Oceanside was owned by the L D Nathan Group. My parents, Bill and Jean Fenton took over as licensee’s from June of that year and for two idyllic years home was the best spot in town.From the 1970’s the hotel passed through the hands of several owners until, on April 6th 1995, one of The Mount’s iconic buildings was lost forever, demolished to make way for the second of the Oceanside Twin Tower multi-storied apartment blocks.
Images from the collection of Justine Neal