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Parnell Railway Station now open

On Monday the new Parnell Railway Station was opened, and trains are now stopping at the station. See here for Bernard Orsman’s Herald article on the opening. Waitemata Councillor Mike Lee, a passionate advocate for rail, also spoke and recognised Parnell Heritage stalwart Luke Nuie, Cheryl Adamson from Parnell Inc,...

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Parnell’s Heritage Railway Station

The new Parnell railway station sees the restoration of the 108 year old Newmarket station building. Once under threat of demolition, the building is being reused for the new station, and has now been placed in position. It’s exterior is being refurbished by Kiwirail, with assistance from Dave Pearson Architects....

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Coalition Unitary Plan Appeal fails

On Monday 13 February High Court judge Justice Whata released his decision on the appeals to zoning in the Unitary Plan. The Character Coalition’s appeal against the late upzoning og 29,000 residential properties was denied, along with most of the other zoning appeals. See here for the Coalition’s press release...

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Coolangatta demolished 10 years ago – video

Ten years on, the demolition of Coolangatta, 464 Remuera Rd, is still remembered as a senseless act of destruction. The much admired Noel Bamford designed Arts and Crafts home in the Auckland suburb of Remuera was destroyed in just 18 minutes, complete with furniture and family effects. This video, which...

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2016 AGM held at Modernist Hall

Civic Trust’s 2016 AGM was held on Sunday 20 November at the Old Folk’s Assocciation Hall in Newton. An attentive audience enjoyed the presentation by local historian Edward Bennett on modernist buildings in the Karangahape Rd area. Edward also presented copies of his recently published book commemorating 100 years of...

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