“Buildings policy change welcomed” Otago Daily Times (Online Article) 8th August 2013

"Buildings policy change welcomed" the Otago Daily Times reports "Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust chairman Marcus Brown welcomed the Government's changes to the policy of strengthening earthquake-prone buildings announced yesterday, but felt they did not go far enough"

Consultation Is Closed: Otago Conservation Management Strategy Consultation. Closes 4.30 pm 13th September 2013

Otago Conservation Management Strategy Consultation:
"You are invited to make a submission; these are due with us no later than 4.30pm on Friday 13 September 2013."

http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/consultations/current/otago-conservation-management-strategy-consultation/get-involved/ (more…)

“Time pressure on precinct” Otago Daily Times (Online Article)

"Time pressure on precinct" Otago Daily Times article features Oamaru's Whitestone Trust's  Chair Phil Hope's comment on the problems with the proposed  15 year time frame proposed by Government in discussion paper. Of interest,mention is made of  the rental returns for their heritage buildings which are contrasted with those from Auckland.