Heartland Heritage at risk in the regions

Bill McKay from the Architecture faculty at the University of Auckland had a very thoughtful discussion on Radio NZ today, about the risk to heritage in the regions, following the legislation enacted after the Christchurch earthquakes. He points out that many heritage buildings in the regions are either empty or...

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Music venues in heritage pubs disappearing

With news this week that the historic Kings Arms in Newton has been sold for redevelopment, the last of the music venues in heritage pubs in Auckland will disappear. Recently the Herald profiled historic pubs across the country that had contributed to the country’s live music scene over the years....

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Update on Otuataua Stonefields SOUL campaign

The SOUL campaign, working to protect land next to the Otuataua Stonefields reserve, is continuing to gather supporters and be profiled. TVNZ’s Sunday programme has produced a thorough and thoughtful item on the issue. The SOUL campaigners outline why this special land should not be used for housing, and Fletcher...

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Crater Hill

CTA was approached to support the petition to save Crater Hill in Papatoetoe, a scheduled Outstanding Natural Feature on which the Independent Hearings Panel had permitted the building of more than 550 houses.  We provided the following comment: Civic Trust Auckland is concerned about rejection of past local and regional...

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