“Oral history workshop a hit” (Heritage New Zealand Media Release)

Atareiria Heihei, Monica Heihei, Taina McGregor, Jack Kemp and Sarah Taiapo practice their video interview skills on the oral history workshop. (l-r)

"A workshop designed to help people hone their skills in recording oral history may be the first of many.
The two-day seminar, held in Kerikeri recently, was led by Taina McGregor, Oral History Advisor, Maori at the Alexander Turnbull Library, and has earned rave reviews from participants on the pilot course according to organiser Atareiria Heihei of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. "

“It was also great to be able to share this knowledge with other people who are working with oral history, or who want to become more involved. We’re looking forward to holding more of these two day courses next year, and will publicise dates and times once details are finalised.” 

A workshop on writing abstracts for recorded interviews is currently being organised for the new year


“Allan Matson: fighting facadism” Sunday Morning RNZ National Podcast

Allan Matson is the Chair of the Auckland Civic Trust and sits on the HPA Executive.

Allan Matson: fighting facadism Sunday Morning RNZ National

"Facadism in Auckland is getting under the collar of heritage expert Allan Matson. It's an architectural practice that took off in the 1980s - gutting old buildings and retaining their facade. The art deco Jean Batten building in Shortland Street is one example. Matson is president of the Civic Trust which seeks to preserve heritage buildings and was an elected member of the NZ Historic Places Trust Board (now Heritage NZ) from 2009-2014 and a long-time critic of facadism."