Waitemata Interactive Heritage Map

Waitematā Local Board member Vernon Tava has created an interactive map of heritage sites in the local board area. Vernon Tava says, “Auckland Council holds a wealth of information about historic and cultural heritage but it isn’t always in a form that is readily accessible. I am very proud of...

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Mayor Supports Cathedral Restoration

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel says if there is to be any certainty on the Christ Church Cathedral’s future, the Anglican Church’s synod must vote in favour of restoration. At Thursday’s city council meeting Dalziel said there was only one decision the synod could make in September that would provide that...

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Polls on the Christchurch Cathedral

The results of the dubious poll on the future of the Christchurch Cathedral, commissioned by the Anglican Church, have been released. 58% of respondents favour restoration, and most interesting was the strongest support for restoration was from the youngest age group…69% support for restoration. For full details about the survey results...

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Government Urged to Break Cathedral Impasse

The stalemate over the fate of the Christchurch Cathedral is frustrating the people of Christchurch. The impasse between the Anglican Church authorities, headed  by Bishop Matthew, and the supporters of restoration of the cathedral shows no signs of abating. In February it seemed that a decision to restore the cathedral...

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St David’s Windows Shine for Anzacs

The windows of St David’s Memorial Church in Khyber Pass Rd were ceremonially lit up on the eve of Anzac Day at a very moving event, organised by the Friends of St David’s Trust. Opening with a procession by soldiers and a piper, the attendees heard from church authorities, the...

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