"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"
"Third option studied on courthouse" Otago Daily Times reports that a "third option"is being considered for Oamaru's listed Court House.
"Heritage efforts rewarded" Otago Daily Times reporting the work of the Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust was awarded the Supreme Award at the TrustPower Waitaki District Community Awards.
"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.
"Tough year for civic trust - report" O.D.T. report on the Oamaru Whitestone Trust's Annual Report. [The Whitestone Trust owns 17 heritage builidngs in Oamaru's Historic precinct and township.]
"Historic buildings to have assessments" (link to online article)Oamaru's Whitestone Trust Chair Phil Hope interviewed in Timaru Herald Article.
Otago Daily Times reporting that Minister Maurice Williamson to visit Waimate, Oamaru and Palmerston in May.
"Minister to see impact of quake building policy" Otago Daily Times online article.
"Town fears wrecker's ball" N.Z. Herald (7th march 2013) - Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust Chair Phil Hope quoted.
"Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations will go off with a bang" Otago Daily Times reports on an interview with Oamaru's Victorian Heritage Celebrations Committee chairman Peter Amyes.
Media Release from Mayor David Cull on behalf of Otago Mayoral Forum and 10 South Island Councils.
Southern Councils Highlight Major Concerns Over Earthquake-prone Buildings Proposals (more…)