Presentation: Corporate Funding of Heritage Conservation

On Tuesday 2 April, Civic Trust had a presentation, “Corporate Funding of Heritage Conservation,” by Kok Hong Wan, a Master of Urban Planning (Prof) and Heritage Conservation student, as notified in the February newsletter (https://civictrustauckland.org.nz/newsletters/). The presentation, held at Kinder House, started at  4:45pm and was followed by the Board’s...

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50th Celebratory AGM at Kinder House

Saturday 17th November saw Civic Trust celebrate it’s 50th AGM at Kinder House. President Allan Matson presented a slide show to illustrate his report on the Trust’s activities in the past year. The guest speaker was Glen Hazelton, presently Director of Organisational Development at Heritage NZ. His presentation was on...

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Incendiary 1901: Heritage Festival Play

In this year’s Heritage Festival, Civic Trust supported the production of Incendiary 1901, a play reading in period costume by a Waiheke company, Grow Your Own Productions. It was presented on Sunday 30 September, in the Ellen Melville Hall, Freyberg Place, in the CBD, and also had performances on Waiheke...

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Winter Lecture 2: Holy Trinity Cathedral Tour

The Bishop Selwyn Chapel, opened in 2016, has completed the Holy Trinity Cathedral complex in Parnell, and was the catalyst for the Civic Trust guided tour of the complex on Sunday, 2 September. We learnt about the history of the various elements that make up the cathedral complex, with the chancel...

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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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2017AGM held at Ellen Melville Centre

On Sunday 12 November, Civic Trust held its 2017 AGM  in the Betty Wark Room at the recently reopened Ellen Melville Centre in Freyberg Place, Auckland Central. The refurbished Ellen Melville Centre, also known at the Pioneer Womens’ Hall, is now a vibrant community centre, with various spaces available for...

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2017 Heritage Festival Debate

As part of the Auckland Council Heritage Festival for 2017 Civic Trust organised a debate on the subject “There is adequate protection for heritage”.  Under MC  Hamish Keith, Civic Trust’s patron, seven speakers spoke eloquently mainly on the negative. The conclusion was that, although some positive things are happening in...

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