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2016 AGM held at Modernist Hall

Civic Trust’s 2016 AGM was held on Sunday 20 November at the Old Folk’s Assocciation Hall in Newton. An attentive audience enjoyed the presentation by local historian Edward Bennett on modernist buildings in the Karangahape Rd area. Edward also presented copies of his recently published book commemorating 100 years of...

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Second Winter Lecture at Devonport’s “Castle”

The “castle” hosted 30 people for a comprehensive talk by Geoff Richards, the architect of the restoration and renovation works, full of interesting details about not just the recent building project but historical details about the site.  Then attendees had the privilege of wandering at their leisure through the entire house and garden, hindered a...

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First Winter Lecture

First Winter Lecture

Our first Winter Lecture was held at the delightful home of Mary Barry and Tom Curham in Bradford St, Parnell, on Sunday 10 July.  This cottage from the late 1800s has been lovingly restored by Mary and Tom, and they and one of their children, Kieren, shared their memories of...

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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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Auckland Heritage Festival 2015

Once again, Civic Trust Auckland participated in the 2015 Auckland Heritage Festival, offering talks by landscape historian John Adam, and our President, heritage expert, Allan Matson. John Adam shared his knowledge of how to undertake historical research using records from the Auckland region, at two sessions on Saturday 3 October and...

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The Art of Remembrance at St David’s Church

The Art of Remembrance at St David’s Church in Khyber Pass, Auckland, was unveiled by Central Auckland MP Nikki Kaye at a ceremony on the eve of ANZAC Day 2015.  This unique artwork by renowned New Zealand artist Max Gimblett was inspired by the Tower of London poppies and consists of 100,000 brass quatrefoils which...

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