A fire has destroyed a hotel in the town of Manaia in South Taranaki.
Ten fire trucks and four tankers were called to the Waimate Hotel, at 4:15am to find the hotel engulfed by flames.
Everyone inside managed to escape safely as 14 fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze.
The hotel had been up for sale with an asking price of $235,000 for the 12 rooms for accommodation, cafe facilities, TAB facilities, six gaming machines and a bottle store
A Fire Service investigator will be examining the cause of the fire.
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