Civic Trust AGM 2019

Civic Trust’s 2019 AGM was held yesterday, Sunday 17th November at Kinder House. Following the usual format, President Allan Matson presented his report, highlighting the major activities of Civic Trust in the past year. He illustrated the various issues and events with a slide presentation. Next,  Allan Matson and secretary...

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Auckland’s Heritage Counts 2019 now released

David Bade, Specialist in Built Heritage Policy, from the Heritage Unit at Auckland Council, presented the latest Auckland’s Heritage Counts 2019 to heritage enthusiasts last evening. The event was suitably held in the heritage Council Chambers in the Town Hall. The audience heard about how Aucklanders value their heritage and...

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Heritage Film Evening Devonport 21 November

From Heritage NZ’s monthly email newsletter:   Two short documentaries that take an inside look at two unique restoration projects on Auckland’s North Shore will feature at the Devonport Heritage Film Night at The Victoria Theatre on 21 November The first is an award-winning restoration of the historic Chapman Taylor...

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Mission Bay Development Consent Declined

A plan to build a $200 million high rise housing and retail block on Mission Bay’s beachfront has been refused resource consent because it would be too tall. The proposal by developers Urban Partners would have seen Mission Bay given a major facelift but would have required the demolition of...

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Heritage Funding Seminar

The information below is from Auckland Council’s Spring Te Kahu heritage newsletter: A heritage funding seminar (co-presented by Auckland Council’s Heritage Unit, Heritage New Zealand and Foundation North) will be held on Thursday 14 November from 5-6pm at the Ellen Melville Centre (Betty Wark Room), High St, City Centre. Anyone...

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Auckland Heritage Festival 2019

From 5 October to 28 October Discover the generations of Aucklanders who have journeyed here by sea, air or land to create the city we share together. From Auckland’s most ancient trees to the games children played on board the earliest ships arriving here, to recognition of the courage and...

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Documenting Derelict NZ

An Auckland photographer is featured on the Stuff website today, talking about his passion for photographing derelict and abandoned heritage buildings throughout New Zealand. Working in manufacturing full-time, Harley devotes as much of his free time as he can to travelling around New Zealand in search of abandoned sites to...

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