McLean's Mansion saved from demolition The Press Online
"Christchurch heritage homestead McLean's Mansion has been saved from the wrecking ball.
The Environment Court upheld a Heritage New Zealand decision to decline an application to demolish the mansion first made by owners, the Murray family of Christchurch, in 2013.
The court concluded the building "has very high historical and cultural heritage value that justifies protection" and that it "contributes towards Cantabrians' sense of place and identity".
The Murray family appealed to the Environment Court after Heritage New Zealand refused them permission to use a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) demolition order."
Plan to save McLean's Mansion as art gallery and tourist attraction
Two interested buyers for historic, earthquake-damaged McLean's Mansion after demolition ban
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Two interested buyers for historic, earthquake-damaged McLean's Mansion after demolition ban The Press Online.
Plan to save McLean's Mansion as art gallery and tourist attraction The Press Online.
"Christchurch's threatened McLean's Mansion could be saved as a leading art gallery and tourist attraction.
A group of art and business heavyweights have hatched a plan to resurrect the historic building, but say they need public help to pull it off."