Where: Khandallah Road, Ngaio
When: There is little known about the history of the Khandallah Road Horse Trough, but it seems likely that it was constructed during the time in which the Old Porirua Road was in use.
It’s a trough on the side of the road for horses to drink from – what more could you want? Although perhaps not the fanciest object around, it certainly would have done its job back in the day. As the heritage entry reads, the trough “is a simple and utilitarian structure that was designed to fulfil a specific purpose. It is in no way elaborately designed, but does possess a simple elegance”. Too right.
“If it is associated with the Old Porirua Road, the stockades, and the development of links between Wellington and smaller centres, it is of local importance.”
Check out the full entry here.