Music venues in heritage pubs disappearing

With news this week that the historic Kings Arms in Newton has been sold for redevelopment, the last of the music venues in heritage pubs in Auckland will disappear. Recently the Herald profiled historic pubs across the country that had contributed to the country’s live music scene over the years....

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Suburban newspapers celebrate heritage

Local suburban newspapers are frequently featuring articles about our local heritage. It’s pleasing to see positive stories about restorations and celebrations of buildings and historic features around Auckland. Some recent articles include: Central Leader: Click here to read about the restoration of the modernist ex-Mt Roskill Borough Council building at...

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New Members for Civic Trust Board

For the 2017 year, the Board would welcome the addition of several further members, which would enable us to more easily maintain a quorum and accommodate periodic absences.  The workload is not onerous and what Board members do outside of Board meetings for the benefit of Auckland’s heritage is left...

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Second high profile heritage demolition

For the second time in a week a house with heritage significance has been demolished. 18 Paget St Freemans Bay was demolished on Wednesday and is now a pile of wood. This 134 year old worker’s cottage was the subject of intense debate in 2012. A resource consent for demolition was granted...

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Sad Art Deco Loss in Takapuna

This beautiful Art Deco house on the edge of the water in Takapuna has been demolished. The property was sold recently and was zoned Single House Zone under the new Unitary Plan and did not have a heritage overlay. The house had been with the family that built it until...

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