The "Old Horopito School" is classified as a Group B Heritage Building. The Horopito Residents and Ratepayers Society came about in 2006 as a result of the local Ruapehu District Council giving the community the option to take over the Horopito Domain, consisting of the old school building and land or it was to be sold.

The society was formed with the aim to preserve the "Old Horopito School and Domain" for the social use of Horopito Residents and fostering our growing rural community.

Before (2006)

After (2015)