Planning Problems for Auckland Council

In recent days Auckland Council has had two planning decisions go against it. Yesterday there was extensive media coverage on the decision by the Environment Court to make over 400 building consents no longer current. Following on from the new rules in the Unitary Plan, council had issued consents under...

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Devonport Cottage new Heritage NZ listing

Heritage New Zealand’s recent listing of this Devonport cottage is showcased on their Facebook page: Over 140 years old, this worker’s cottage is a Devonport heritage classic. Built by master builder Arthur Mofflin – who worked at the nearby Niccol’s boatyard – the newly Category 2-listed house reflects the skills...

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Winter Lecture 1: Hamurana Revisited

For over 20 years in the 1980s and 1990s 29 Princes St, known as Hamurana, was the home of Civic Trust Auckland. One of the five merchant houses still preserved on Princes St, backing on to Albert Park, Hamurana has an important place in the history of Civic Trust Auckland....

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Chamberlain Park judicial review lost

Save Chamberlain Park group has lost its judicial review against the Albert-Eden Local Board turning the Chamberlain Park 18 hole public golf course into a 9 hole course. See here for  NZ Herald article – See here for Save Chamberlain Park’s comment – See here for comments from the Albert-Eden Local...

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Heritage NZ benefits in 2018 Budget

Extra funding in the 2018 Budget delights Heritage New Zealand – the item below is from their monthly email newsletter: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is delighted with the allocation of an extra $6.3 million over four years announced in the Coalition Government’s budget on 17 May.Prime Minister and Minister...

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