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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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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