Historic Places Wellington “Meeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage” (Report From HPW Newsletter No.7)

Historic  Places Wellington Purple LogoMeeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage

On 16 December the Chairman of Historic Places Wellington, John Daniels, the Vice-chairman, Priscilla Williams, and the Treasurer, Peter Dowell, met with the Minister for Culture and Heritage, the Hon Chris Finlayson. (more…)

“Wallaceville Church – Heritage at Risk?” : Historic Places Wellington (Newsletter 6)

Wallaceville Church

Wallaceville Church (Source HPW Newsletter 6)

Wallaceville Church – Heritage at Risk?

Built by the local Presbyterian community in 1893, the Wallaceville Church is a well-known feature of the scenic Whiteman’s Valley area of Upper Hutt. According to the booklet “One Hundred Years of Worship”, the church, which seats 108, was built by Mr Whitcher of Petone for the princely sum of ninety seven pounds. (more…)

“Petone Plan Change” Historic Places Wellington (Newsletter 6)

Petone Plan Change

Our May newsletter reported on Historic Places Wellington's submission to Hutt City Council's Plan Change 29, which had been potentially damaging to the Jackson Street heritage retail area. This submission was consistent with about 250 others from local groups and individuals. The Commissioner's final recommendations were accepted by Hutt City Council on 17 September, (more…)

“Wellington’s Open Spaces” : Historic Places Wellington (Newsletter 6)

Wellington’s Open Spaces

Our city is well endowed with open spaces and natural areas which are enjoyed by many Wellingtonians. Earlier this year the City Council initiated a review of its policies for open spaces. Historic Places Wellington made a submission to the review, seeking better recognition of the heritage values in these spaces. (more…)

“Hutt Civic Centre Modern Movement Buildings” : Historic Places Wellington (Newsletter 6)

Hutt Civic Centre Town Hall and Clock Tower

Hutt Civic Centre- Town Hall and Clock Tower (Source HPW Newsletter)

"We have been aware that the Hutt City Council were considering options for the buildings because of earthquake strengthening requirements but it was nevertheless a shock to learn of the Council’s decision taken soon after the elections to demolish the Town Hall and Horticultural Hall and replace these important architectural statements with a modern building."


Hutt Civic Centre Modern Movement Buildings (more…)