Heritage fears sparked by quake management plan

Heritage advocates fear Government plans for dealing with buildings after natural disasters will result in historical landmarks being lost forever. Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith has announced proposals to make responding to a disaster more efficient and streamlined. Under the proposals, Heritage New Zealand would not be consulted when...

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Latest Successful Port Protest

Civic Trust was represented at the latest port protest on Sunday 3 May. Organised by the group Stop Stealing Our Harbour, the protest drew 1500 people, who marched down Quay St to the Viaduct to hear speeches from councillors, MPs, and representatives from Ngati Whatua and the yachting community. To support...

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Donovan Rypkema gets Radio NZ interview

Our guest Donovan Rypkema was interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on Radio NZ’s Nine to Noon programme on Friday 13 March. The wide-ranging discussion covered many heritage preservation issues in NZ, and Donovan was an eloquent advocate for the economic benefits of retaining heritage. You can listen by clicking the link...

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