December newsletter available

Our December newsletter is available – see the Newsletters page. This has been a tumultuous year for heritage in Auckland, and 2016 looks the same, as the Unitary Plan hearings continue until July. We can only hope that the Hearings Panel takes a balanced approach to preserving the finite resource...

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Public Shut out of zoning changes

Council yesterday released their revised maps for zoning in Auckland under the proposed Unitary Plan, and as indicated, the proposed single house zone has been substantially cut. Owners who were happy with their single house zoning in the notified plan in September 2013 probably would not have made a formal...

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Art for Christmas

Spotted at Auckland Airport this week – Art of Remembrance fundraising Max Gimblett designed quatrefoils for sale to support the Friends of St David’s. What a wonderful Christmas present – see here for purchase details.

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Civic Trust at Grey Lynn Festival

At the Grey Lynn Festival on Saturday 28 November, Civic Trust Auckland’s stall presented information on heritage at risk in Auckland, especially the King’s School Hanna Block, and St David’s Church in Khyber Pass. We also explained the tortuous Unitary Plan process in basic terms and what the risks are...

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AGM at Leys Institute well attended

Our AGM, held at the Leys Institute, the Ponsonby Library, on Sunday 22 November was very well attended. After the formalities were over, we were treated to a tour of the 1905 library building, including the basement, containing over a century of library heritage paraphernalia, as well as a heritage...

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