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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2016 Auckland Heritage Festival

Auckland Council’s yearly Heritage Festival is well under way. Programmes are available at city libraries and can be accessed on line here: Civic Trust is hosting an Open Day at the historic Scott Homestead at Scott’s Landing, Mahurangi East. See our More Coming Events entry on the Home page for...

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Over 100 Appeals to the Unitary Plan

Over 100 appeals have now been lodged against the Unitary Plan decisions. Some will be heard in the Environment Court, but others will go to the High Court. See this Radio NZ summary here: This is also covered in the NZ Herald by Bernard Orsman. His article profiles a case...

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Character Coalition Appeals Unitary Plan Zoning

Today the Character Coalition, of which Civic Trust Auckland is a founding member, has filed an appeal in the High Court to the Unitary Plan decision to up zone many parts of the proposed Single House Zone without informing the residents. See See also the Character Coalition Facebook page...

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