CTA photo competition winner

The winner of the CTA photo competition in last year’s Auckland Heritage Festival in the 15 years and over category has now come to light. Gary Qin was unable to attend the AGM on 24 November, but he has recently contacted the secretary, and she will deliver his certificate to...

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Heritage Advisory Panel 2019-2022

The Governing Body has endorsed the proposed membership of the following experts and community advocates for the next term of the Heritage Advisory Panel: Alexander Jorgensen: Expert – law/ archaeology / iwi engagement Bridget Graham: Community Advocate Onehunga Caleb Hamilton: Expert – cultural heritage Dave Veart: Expert – archaeology Elizabeth...

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Kauri dieback update

A significant boost in government science funding to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust has allowed a comprehensive and coordinated research programme to get underway within New Zealand’s Biological Heritage Science Challenge. The new programme called “Ngā Rākau Taketake – Saving our Iconic Trees” is focused on...

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Polls on the Christchurch Cathedral

The results of the dubious poll on the future of the Christchurch Cathedral, commissioned by the Anglican Church, have been released. 58% of respondents favour restoration, and most interesting was the strongest support for restoration was from the youngest age group…69% support for restoration. For full details about the survey results...

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St David’s Windows Shine for Anzacs

The windows of St David’s Memorial Church in Khyber Pass Rd were ceremonially lit up on the eve of Anzac Day at a very moving event, organised by the Friends of St David’s Trust. Opening with a procession by soldiers and a piper, the attendees heard from church authorities, the...

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150th Anniversary of Panmure Bridge

On Sunday 19th October a special commemoration was held for the 150th anniversary of the building of the first bridge at Panmure in 1865. Organised by the Panmure Bridge Planning Committee, headed by John La Roche, it was an informative event, with guided tours of the surviving swing bridge mechanism...

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