Phil Goff

Phil Goff supports heritage in Mayoral speech

Today, Sunday 22 November, Phil Goff announced his candidacy for the Auckland mayoralty at the 2016 local body elections. In his speech he talks about the things that Aucklanders value and want to protect. He expressed the view that heritage protection is important: ” More intensive housing in the city...

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Leys Institute

Civic Trust AGM Sunday 22 November

The Civic Trust Auckland Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Sunday 22 November from 3pm in the lecture room at the Leys Institute, 20 St Marys Rd, Ponsonby.  Public transport information is available from Auckland Transport on 366 6400 and there is parking in St Marys Road or in the library’s large...

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150th Anniversary of Panmure Bridge

On Sunday 19th October a special commemoration was held for the 150th anniversary of the building of the first bridge at Panmure in 1865. Organised by the Panmure Bridge Planning Committee, headed by John La Roche, it was an informative event, with guided tours of the surviving swing bridge mechanism...

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Number 5

Are Auckland’s historic buildings worth saving?

Better protection in Auckland Council’s historic heritage schedule is needed for hundreds of historic commercial buildings in the face of both the higher density housing promoted by the Unitary Plan and central government’s more stringent rules for earthquake strengthening. Civic Trust Auckland president Allan Matson fears most of the Trust’s...

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Auckland Heritage Festival 26 September – 11 October

Once again, the Auckland Heritage Festival offers a wonderful variety of heritage-related events over two weeks and three weekends. Do check out the full programme at Civic Trust is offering talks by landscape historian John Adam, and our President, heritage expert, Allan Matson. John Adam will be sharing his knowledge...

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The-Villa-Hum 2

Winter Lecture Series 2 at 123 Grafton Rd

Don’t forget our second Winter Lecture of 2015 this Sunday 6th September at 123 Grafton Rd, from 3-5pm. 123 Grafton Rd Villa Restoration:This grand villa, situated prominently of the edge of Grafton Bridge, is the only survivor of the large villas that once lined Grafton Rd.The house is being progressively...

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