Details etc at the following link: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/95
Historic Places Canterbury (HPC) is an incorporated society whose aim is the celebration and retention of our built heritage.
HPC is made up of Heritage Supporters, Advocates and Activists who feel that keeping and maintaining our Built Heritage is crucial to knowing who we are. The stories of our Built Heritage are fun and interesting and they are our stories!
HPC organises regular Members Events.
Our Membership Fee is great value for only $30.00 a year!
Even our HPC AGM is a must attend event!
You set the level of your involvement. There is no pressure!
The HPC Committee lobbies, networks, write submissions and letters to the Editor and media releases and does all things you would expect from a group of organised individuals. Recently HPC in partnership with the Chch Civic Trust and concerned individuals successfully campaigned for the retention and restoration of Christchurch's much beloved Victoria Square!
HPC whilst independent is a member of Historic Places Aotearoa.
If you would like to join us- then email us and our very organised Membership Sec will be in touch. email@example.com
If you have any concerns about Heritage in Canterbury you are most welcome to contact the Chair Mark Gerrard Mobile 021 157 5043.
"Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our Way- BECA Heritage Week 2017
Beca Heritage Week 2017 will run from 13 to 23 October 2017 and celebrates the rich heritage of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2017 is Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our Way. The theme reflects this year’s anniversaries which offer the chance to explore and celebrate the cultural and physical development of our district and the pursuit of leisure activities in a unique landscape, defined by Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula.
Details here on what is on!
Heritage restoration is really ON THE MOVE! in Christchurch -
Brought to you by Historic Places Canterbury and the Christchurch Civic Trust.
HERITAGE RESTORATION Correct time FLIER FINAL (Free) [PDF to download]
Join the London double-decker free bus tour and get the full story from enthusiastic building owners and heritage advocates.
Leaving from the CWEA 59 Gloucester St at …
10.00 am Tour 1 Caffe Roma & the Public Trust building, then Shands and Trinity buildings followed by free sandwich lunch and heritage display/discussion back at WEA.
1.15 pm Tour 2 Wood’s Mill and then St Barnabas church followed by afternoon tea and heritage display/discussion back at WEA.
Interesting and surprising pauses to look at heritage sites on the way Mini award-winning Shop 7 heritage display at base for the day WEA – including heritage demolition roll, Civic Trust book “City and Peninsula” available for purchase.
Free sandwich lunch for Tour 1; afternoon tea following Tour 2 You are welcome to book for both tours. Spend the day with us!
BOOKING ESSENTIAL! phone: 021 206 3620 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proudly presented by Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury as part of BECA Heritage Week 2017
The AGM was a great success with everybody enjoying Dr Anna Crigthon's talk on Shands. The new hand painted Shand's sign look great. Richard Lloyd was on onsite to answer questions on Trinity.
The AGM returned the Executive and was well attended.
The Historic Places Canterbury AGM is being held tomorrow (Wednesday) @ Shands.
You should have received an email with the time and details of entry etc.
Mark Gerrard Chair Historic Places Canterbury.
Crown signs with church to progress Christ Church Cathedral restoration The Press
Cathedral decision will kick-start millions of dollars in donations - campaigner The Press
Quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to be restored The NZ Herald
DEAR CATHEDRAL SUPPORTERS PEOPLE'S STEEPLE Screen v of DLE flier
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE PUBLIC LAUNCH EVENT FOR THE PEOPLES STEEPLE IN THE SQUARE AT 11AM THIS SUNDAY.
OUR FORMER MAYOR GARY MOORE WILL BE MASTER OF CEREMONIES FOR THE EVENT.
THE 8.7 METRE HIGH MEGA MODEL DEMONSTRATES HOW THE WOODEN STRUCTURE OF THE 60 METRE TALL SPIRE CAN BE ERECTED USING PEOPLE POWER AND CAPSTANS. FOR THE REAL THING…THE 60 METRE SPIRE- 500 PEOPLE AND 16 CAPSTANS WOULD LIFT THE SPIRE 60 METRES…ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY AND CAPTURING THE MEDIA ATTENTION AROUND THE WORLD…’CHRISTCHURCH IS BACK’
AN INFORMATION FLIER IS ATTACHED.
IT WILL BE A FUN EVENT…BRING YOUR CHILDREN / GRANDCHILDREN
MARK BELTON & TIM PRESTON
Restore Christchurch Cathedral
Historic Places Canterbury Submission to:
“Draft concept and key moves for the Square and surrounding area”
Heritage buildings and sites often change through generations and in the way they are used and function that often differs from their original intention.
Heritage organisations and individuals acknowledge these changes occur and that heritage building and sites can accommodate change by using appropriate “Adaptive reuse principles,” to keep them vibrant and relevant to their time and circumstance.
Historic Places Canterbury is encouraging of designs that seek to make the Cathedral Square vibrant and relevant to a post “quake” Christchurch. Any re-design of Cathedral Square however must be respectful of its heritage status under the District Plan (Scheduled as “Highly Significant”) and acknowledge in its layout and new additions its past functions and shape that made it a premier civic space and transport hub.
Historic Places Canterbury cannot support the Draft Concept as proposed by Regenerate Christchurch as we deem it to be deeply un-sympathetic with an inappropriateness that borders on being disrespectful of Cathedral Square’s heritage. Indeed Regenerate Christchurch ignores and fails to mention the protected status of Cathedral Square and its history. (more…)
Historic Places Canterbury (HPC) requested that it wishes to speak to its written Annual Plan Submission 2017 to Christchurch City council.
Due to scheduling mistake HPC was not included in a time slot for the Hearings set aside by the C.C.C. HPC was granted a slot during a regular Council meeting. You can see the video of HPC Chair Mark Gerrard speaking to the submission at the following link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmcm0ElbD8w -(The presentation starts 10 minutes 37 seconds in.)
Warning: One of then HPC requests is "Councillors we need more (heritage) hype!"
Andrew Coleman CE H.N.Z. has generously provided us with a copy of his Draft Speaking Points for the "Timeball Blessing Ceremony".
The Draft Speaking Points provided are not an accurate record of what was said, but are intended to be used as a guide to the subjects covered in the Speech.
Timeball Blessing Ceremony – notes for Andrew Coleman
- Introduction/welcome … Minister’s apologies/statement
- Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, the Lyttelton community and all New Zealanders are indebted to the generosity of donors who, through their financial support, have provided the solid foundations to ensure the Timeball will once again drop daily in this port town as it has done since 1876.