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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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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