Historic Places Canterbury Submission on the Christchurch City Council Proposed Grant of $10million for the Christ Church Cathedral (Hearing Held 14th December 2017)

Historic Places Canterbury Submission on the Christchurch City Council Proposed Grant of $10million for the Christ Church Cathedral

Mayor and Councillors,

Thank You for the opportunity to make a Submission on the Proposed Grant of $10 million for the Christ Church Cathedral.

 

  1. Historic Places Canterbury (HPC) fully supports and endorses the Christchurch City Council (CCC) Proposed Grant of $10 million Grant for the Christ Church Cathedral.

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“Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike” Text Of Dr. Anna Crighton Opinion Piece Published In The Press And Online

Dr Anna Crighton Chair of the Christchurch Heritage Trust and Founding President of Historic Places Aotearoa has generously provided the text for the Op-Ed that appeared in the Press print and online. (18th October 2017)

Link to Press online article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/97959739/saving-heritage-buildings-can-be-a-win-for-owners-and-the-public-alike

The text is as follows:

"Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike"

The imperative for the rescue of a historic building is reliant on one significant aspect – a willing owner.   Despite the destruction of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes followed by CERA’s ‘scorched earth’ policy, there were determined and diligent building owners who successfully proceeded with their restoration plans despite the government’s blue print parameters. It is fortunate that some of the most noteworthy heritage buildings in the central city had visionary leaders who saw the benefits in repairing their buildings during the recovery period.  The Arts Centre of Christchurch, Christ’s College, the Heritage Hotel (Old Government Buildings), the Canterbury Club, Knox Church and the Isaac Theatre Royal to name a few. The Press stated in its Editorial of 21 February 2015 ‘The privately-funded labour of love that has returned the Isaac Theatre Royal to us in this past year has done more for central city vibrancy, so far, than has come out of the blueprint’. (more…)

“Proposed $10 million grant for ChristChurch Cathedral” Christchurch City Council Consultation Is Open : 12th October -15th November 2017

Proposed $10 million grant for ChristChurch Cathedral
Have your say on the proposal to contribute a grant of $10 million to the reinstatement of the ChristChurch Cathedral

Details etc at the following link: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/95

Historic Places Canterbury

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. canty@historicplacesaotearoa.org.nz

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

"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!
https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/events/?programme=1&start=0

 

“HERITAGE RESTORATION – ON THE MOVE!” Bus Tour: Sunday 15th October 2017 ( As Part Of BECA Heritage Week 2017)

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: secretary@christchurchcivictrust.org.nz

Proudly presented by Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury as part of BECA Heritage Week 2017

 

Historic Places Canterbury AGM 2017- UPDATE

UPDATE:

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.

The Christ Church Cathedral Decision to Restore / Repair: Media Coverage

Crown signs with church to progress Christ Church Cathedral restoration The Press
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/96910144/crown-signs-with-church-to-progress-christ-church-cathedral-restoration

Cathedral decision will kick-start millions of dollars in donations - campaigner The Press
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/96673748/christ-church-cathedral-is-to-be-restored

Quake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral to be restored The NZ Herald
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11920249

 

FYI “Peoples Steeple” to Be Publicly Launched 11am (This) Sunday 27th August Cathedral Square

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

WARM REGARDS

MARK BELTON & TIM PRESTON
Co-Chairs
Restore Christchurch Cathedral

 

Historic Places Canterbury Submission to Regenerate Christchurch Re: “Draft concept and key moves for the Square and surrounding area”

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Places Canterbury Submission to:

Regenerate Christchurch:
“Draft concept and key moves for the Square and surrounding area”

Introduction:

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…)