“Let the good times roll – Heritage wallpaper collection now online”HNZPT Media Release

September 1

MEDIA RELEASE

The Bloom Blunt Umbrella – one of the beautifully made and locally designed gifts and homewares inspired by the wallpaper collection. 

Let the good times roll – Heritage wallpaper collection now online

One of the largest collections of historic wallpapers in the Southern Hemisphere – and the first Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga collection to be made available online – will go live today (September 1). 

Over 650 samples of heritage wallpaper spanning from the 1870s through to the 1970s will be made available through the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga website, enabling people from all over the country – and world – to browse the unique collection at the click of a mouse. 

(more…)

“Wellington Central Library proposed for heritage recognition” (Submissions Being Sought) HNZPT Media Release

“We really want to hear what people think about Wellington Central Library,” says Director Central Region, Jamie Jacobs.
“If it is given Category 1 recognition it will be the first heritage place listed from the 1990s.”
“In terms of architecture alone, the library is significant as an authentic example of postmodern architecture,” says Dr Jacobs.

The listing report is available to read at www.heritage.org.nz, with public submissions welcome until 13 October.

(more…)

Election 2020: Heritage On the Election Trail

Historic Places Aotearoa has been in contact with the major parties, asking who is their Spokesperson for Heritage and requesting a copy of their Heritage Policy.

We'll add to this posting as we receive the Policy from their Spokespersons.

The responses we have received thus far are posted as follows:

(more…)

“Heritage Heavyweights to judge the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards”Media Release (19.08.2020)

Press Release 18 August 2020.

Heritage Heavyweights to judge the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards 

Three independent and highly qualified judges will assess the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Award entries, with the results to be announced at the Awards Ceremony and opening of the Whanganui Heritage Month on 1 October.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Chief Executive, Andrew Coleman 
Christchurch Heritage Trust Chair, Dame Anna Crighton  
Gisborne Heritage Architect & Historic Places Aotearoa President, James Blackburne

The Awards are modeled on the Canterbury Heritage Awards, originally established as the Christchurch Heritage Awards in 2010 by Dame Anna Crighton. Held every two years, the Awards were such a success, they were extended to the Canterbury region. Their Patron is the Right Honourable Helen Clark ONZ.

(more…)

Oculus August 2020 Is Out!

The Historic Places Aotearoa "Oculus" newsletter (August 2020) has been released to the Membership Organisations.

Individual members of the HPA Membership Organisations should be soon receiving their copies.