Fresh hope for Carlile House, Richmond Rd

The stately, two-storey Carlile House on Richmond Rd is in a perilous state after 15 years of fruitless negotiations between council and a Tongan church which has owned it for the past 40 years or so. The derelict, ex-orphanage in Grey Lynn  could be saved following a breakthrough between the...

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St Anne’s heritage home on the market

One of Auckland’s most admired heritage homes, with a rich history  – plus a precisely manicured formal garden – is on the market. The Arney Rd home, listed Category 2 by Heritage NZ, and scheduled Category B by Auckland Council, was built in 1914 for Charles Isaac Nathan, of the...

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Heritage Counts – Good news from Auckland Council’s Heritage Team

Auckland Council’s Heritage team has started publication of an annual report called “Auckland’s Heritage Counts”. Begun in 2018, this programme involves collecting statistics and research on Auckland’s heritage places to raise awareness of the economic and social benefits they bring. It’s very colourful, with lots of easy to digest statistics,...

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St James Hall remains to be demolished

The Environment Court has released it’s final decision on the fate of the fire-damaged St James Church Hall. The decision allows for the total demolition of the single storey remains still standing on the Esplanade Rd frontage. The church congregration is now actively marketing the entire site, including the listed...

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