CCC Beca Heritage Week 2018- HPC Members Are Involved In The Following Events

The CCC  "Beca Heritage Week 2018" starts this Saturday.

HPC encourages you to checkout the programme as there are some great events:


McLean's Mansion and More Bus Tour

Join Christchurch Civic Trust on the front lawn of McLean's Mansion to hear about the restoration of this Highly Significant/Category 1 heritage building.
Other Christchurch Civic Trust initiatives included on the bus tour are Mona Vale, The Arts Centre and the Peacock Fountain.
No disability access.

Starts/finishes at McLean's Mansion.

Booking required.

Saturday 13 October 2018 - 10am to midday
McLean's Mansion 387 Manchester Street
Christchurch Central Christchurch


Suffrage and Heroism
A floor talk by Dr Anna Crighton of the Christchurch Heritage Trust, will explain why the theme of Suffrage and Heroism relates to the history of the (Trinity) Church.
Canterbury's only WWI Victoria Cross winner, Henry James Nicholas, and the leader of Women's Suffrage, Kate Sheppard, both worshipped there.

No disability access.
Former Trinity Congregational Church  124 Worcester Street
Christchurch Central  Christchurch

Saturday 13 October 2018
2pm to 3.30pm



Celebrate Suffrage 125 with Heritage New Zealand- Christchurch Events




September 3


Celebrate Suffrage 125 with Heritage New Zealand

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga staff across the country are involved in a number of events to commemorate and promote Suffrage 125 this month and beyond.

A particular highlight will be a series of suffrage themed community art workshops at six heritage properties in Auckland (Alberton, Sept 22); Christchurch (Ferrymead Heritage Park, Oct 14); Wellington (Old Government Building, Oct 29); Dunedin (Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Hall, Nov 3); Oamaru (Totara Estate, Nov 10) and in Northland (Clendon House, Rawene, Nov 24).

Renowned community artist, Janet de Wagt, is partnering with Heritage New Zealand to deliver an experience in which participants will use painting, printing, stamping, drawing and weaving to create a series of banners inspired by the stories of women’s suffrage. Janet de Wagt bio for promotion

“We’re really excited about involving new groups in heritage and suffrage history,” says Heritage New Zealand Canterbury-West Coast Outreach Advisor, Rosemary Baird, who is coordinating the community art workshops.


  • At Archives New Zealand, Christchurch, on 19 September, the day in 1893 when the Electoral Bill was formally passed, Heritage New Zealand’s Christchurch office is partnering with the Canterbury Museum and Archives New Zealand for an evening on how to research women’s stories. Tickets $20 on Eventfinda.
  • At Ferrymead Historic Village, Christchurch, on 14 October, National banner art event, as part of Christchurch Heritage Week.  Free entry.
  • At the Great Hall, Arts Centre, Christchurch, on 16 October, Suffrage Talk – A Cultural Journey with Kate Pickles and Angela Wanhalla as part of Christchurch Heritage Week.  Free entry.
  • Great Hall, Arts Centre, Christchurch, on 17 October, ‘Women on Fire’: Quick fire talks as part of Christchurch Heritage Week.  Free entry.


Full details of Suffrage 125 events involving Heritage New Zealand staff around the country are on the Heritage New Zealand website and Facebook, and  Eventfinda.

Harley Chambers / Worcester Chambers: The Resource Consent Application

Owners of historic Christchurch building seek demolition consent for hotel project  The Press Online;

Historic Places Canterbury Deputy Chair Ross Gary quoted in the following Press Online articles:

Hotel developer battles to demolish "decaying, doomed, eyesore" heritage building  The Press Online.

"Objector Ross Gray, acting chair of the Civic Trust and deputy chair of Historic Places Canterbury, said the buildings concerned were at the heart of an extremely sensitive heritage precinct and any further loss of heritage buildings in the area was unthinkable."

Earthquake Act could help demolish Christchurch heritage buildings on luxury hotel site.The Press Online.

"Ross Gray, acting chair of the Civic Trust and deputy chair of Historic Places Canterbury, said he would be appalled if the GCRA was applied in this case.

About 250 Christchurch heritage buildings have been lost as a result of the earthquakes, those remaining deserved protection, Gray said, and he was surprised Heritage New Zealand had not opposed demolition of the two chambers. ..."


Star.Kiwi Rise Up Christchurch : “Cathedral Square: Leave it alone? Or let the grand design proceed?”

Historic Places Canterbury Chair Mark Gerrard interviewed:

Cathedral Square: Leave it alone? Or let the grand design proceed?

Did you know Cathedral Square was actually meant to be named after a martyr? We look through its history, leading up to the latest controversial revamp. Heritage advocates say the square should be left alone to discover its own identity. But one thing is for sure, Cantabrians have always loved a good debate about the future of its gathering place. Geoff Sloan reports.

Posted by Rise Up Christchurch on Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Rose Historic Chapel Re-Opens

Quake-hit historic Rose Chapel in Christchurch reopens after missing big birthday The Press Online

Rose Historic Chapel :

The Rose Historic Chapel will be open for the public to view this Sunday (29th July) from 2pm to 4 pm.

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 : Supreme Winner

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 :

Supreme Winner -  Proudly sponsored by the Christchurch Heritage Trust

The Clock Tower, The Arts Centre of Christchurch
Entrant: The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust
One of the central city’s most significant landmarks, the Clock Tower Block at the Arts Centre of Christchurch was designed by colonial architect Benjamin Mountfort for Canterbury College, later the University of Canterbury, in 1877. Damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes the Clock Tower block has been restored and fully strengthened by the Arts Centre’s team with careful attention to the minutiae of detail to ensure that its built form and patina of age have remained intact. As the entry stated the restoration has matched the Clock Tower’s “…status in civic life and communal memory.”

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 : Domestic – Saved and Restored Award

Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 :

Domestic - Saved and Restored Award -     Proudly sponsored by: Simons Construction

Joint Winners:

RJ & BM Stewart House
Entrant: Warren & Mahoney Architects Ltd
This substantial residence designed by Helmore and Cotterill in 1934 was saved, strengthened, restored and extended, with patience and care, by the owners and architects Warren and Mahoney. Written off by insurers, the determination and skill required to not only save but improve the house and gardens is evident in the painstaking attention to detail and thoughtful integration of original fabric with new. Throughout the

three-year process taken to complete the work, the commitment to preserve and give renewed life to this significant heritage home is clearly visible.

Tunneller’s Cottage
Entrant: Brendan & Natalie Canton
The Tunneller’s Cottage owners have for a number of years been dedicated to the retention, maintenance and preservation of the cottage. A thorough research project provided a good understanding of the history of the cottage and resulted in authentic restoration
. Originally built as a tunnel day hut during the construction of the Otira tunnel the cottage continues to tell an important part of a story in Canterbury history. The owners of Tunneller’s Cottage have carefully restored it to a family living space similar to its original purpose, one that retains its heritage character and reflects its history.

Highly Commended: (more…)

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 : Heritage Tourism Award

Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 :

Heritage Tourism Award - Proudly sponsored by Continental Catering


Heritage Hotel, Old Government Building (OGB)
Entrant: Heritage Christchurch
This substantial Heritage NZ category 1 Hotel opened in 1913 and designed by J C Maddison was one of the few central city buildings to survive the Canterbury earthquakes largely intact. Its survival is a testament to the quality of the original design and construction and today its strengthening and restoration are a symbol of resurgence after the disasters. Its completion has been widely recognised in the media and in the tourism industry for not only the retention of the building but for the very high quality of the result. The awards jury can attest to this, using one of their luxury rooms for deliberations.

Highly Commended: (more…)

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018: Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018:

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award - Proudly sponsored by Heritage New Zealand

Entrant: Historic Places Mid-Canterbury
Historic Places Mid-Canterbury generates community awareness, appreciation and retention of historic buildings and sites that have social and heritage value for the Mid Canterbury community. They have successfully manned regular displays, heritage bus trips, Living Heritage articles in local newspapers, a yearly summer Garden Party in historic surrounds and regular newsletters. They have now recently introduced the Blue Plaque Project. This is gaining approval and interest from other heritage groups and building owners throughout Canterbury.

Highly Commended:

Lyttleton Redux
Entrant: Julia Holden, Artist
The Lyttelton Redux Project was conceived, curated and produced by artist Julia Holden. The project comprised 23 reimagined portraits of historical figures and the portraits were set in a series of locations associated with the subjects and accompanied by archival and contemporary audio information. The project enabled the Lyttelton Museum to maintain a visibility in the local community post-quake without its physical home.


‘New Direction for the future of heritage’
Entrant: Christchurch City Council Heritage Team
In their ‘New Direction for the future of heritage’, the Christchurch City Council Heritage Team have extensively engaged with the community to explore the broadening of heritage to include intangible as well as tangible heritage. This reflects that heritage underpins our local and community identity and sense of place, and whilst establishing a story based approach to heritage.