UPDATED: Saving Heritage: Public Meeting On The Impact Of The CCDU Blueprint On Heritage Buildings 2 October

National Radio have reported 100 plus attending the meeting on the impact of the CCDU Blueprint.
"Thanks" to the panelists who presented strong arguments for retaining our heritage.

A "Special Thanks" to the generosity of those who made donations as the  bucket was passed around.

It was standing room only as people heard the panelists decry the continuing loss of Heritage in the Central City. There was a lively Q&A after the panelists had completed their presentations.



7.30 pm NG GALLERY 212 Madras St.
"In response to the threat by the CCDU blueprint to a number of the few remaining CBD heritage buildings...   Ng CCDU Blueprint Public Meeitng Media Release

Media Release As Follows.
Ng CCDU Blueprint Public Meeting Poster



To: Print, TV and Radio Media

From: Historic Places Canterbury, IConIC, Christchurch Civic Trust



In response to the threat by the CCDU blueprint to a number of the few remaining CBD heritage buildings, Historic Places Canterbury, Christchurch Civic Trust and IConIC are staging a public meeting next Tuesday, 2 October at 7.30pm in the Ng Gallery, 212 Madras St.

The Ng building, strengthened and lovingly restored by Roland Logan and Sharon Ng, is an extremely appropriate venue for this meeting: it is fully functioning, one of the few remaining heritage buildings in the area - but its future is threatened by the CCDU blueprint sports stadium proposal.

There will be a focus on buildings at risk or under notice of demolition, such as the former Majestic Theatre, Christchurch’s first fully steel-framed building; and the former Millers building/Civic Offices, a vital link in the development of modern architecture in Christchurch and New Zealand.

Speakers will address issues ranging from the importance of cultural heritage internationally, to the impact of the loss of local democracy on the destruction of our built heritage; heritage property owners will reflect on their own experiences. Questions and discussion from the floor will be welcomed. Cera was invited to provide a panellist to talk about its heritage policy; although Roger Sutton has another public meeting and Warwick Isaacs will be overseas, Cera has not provided an attendee to represent its viewpoint.

Panel Chair: Glenn Livingstone Vice-chair CCC Community, Recreation and Culture Committee.

Panellists: Lorraine North Chair Canterbury Arts and Heritage Trust; Lisle Hood CBD heritage property owner; Eugenie Sage Green MP, spokesperson on Environment/RMA, Local Government and Christchurch Earthquake Recovery; Yani Johanson Chair CCC Community, Recreation and Culture Committee; Roland Logan co-owner Ng Gallery heritage building

This meeting follows a similar Saving Heritage meeting on 6 September which focused on the campaign for the restoration of the cathedral.

Attendance by members of the media is welcomed.

Ross Gray, Vice-Chair Historic Places Canterbury 021 206 3620

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