“Dunedin Heritage Re-use Award Winners Announced” Dunedin City Council Media Release (27.03.14)

"It’s great to see the growth of the awards, as the number and quality of entries increases each year. It’s a very clear sign of the heightened awareness of the importance of built heritage to the future of our city and of the investment that people are prepared to make for that future."

The Media Release is as follows: (sourced form www.Scoop.co.nz) (more…)

“Stewart Island Gains First Marine Heritage Site” Environment Southland Media Release (18.03.2014)

"The historic Norwegian whalers’ base at Price’s Inlet on Stewart Island/Rakiura has been declared an archaeological site by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust making it the first marine heritage site in the country and only the sixth, 20th century site."

The media release is follows (sourced from w.w.w.scoop.co.nz) (more…)

“Clifden Bridge reopening to be celebrated” NZHPT Media Release (25th October 2013)

NZHPT letterhead logo"An event to officially mark the reopening of the historic Clifden Suspension Bridge in Southland is to be held on Saturday 9 November."
"The reopening follows a major restoration project on the bridge, which is cared for by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) and registered as a Category 1 Historic Place."
"It was opened on 5 April 1899 by Sir Joseph Ward, and remains the longest wooden suspension bridge in New Zealand." (more…)

“Re-wire on a Hayes Roast!” NZHPT Media Release (10th October 2013)

HAY001 poster"In partnership with Vivace Coffee, the NZHPT asked third generation artisan master roaster Bernard Smith to develop a blend of three original coffee beans that best emulated the strength of the site, the body of the ‘big skies’ Central Otago landscape and the sweetness of its sun overhead."

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The Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust of New Zealand Website

Historic Cemeteries Trust  of New Zeland logoInteresting site that has a section on  practical conservation advice. Well worth a visit....

"The Trust seeks to create a greater awareness of the need for conservation of cemeteries in New Zealand, in furtherance of which we encourage communities throughout New Zealand to recognize that their cemeteries are important cultural and historical symbols and resources."