Tag: Anna Crighton

Dame Anna Crighton-For Services To Heritage Preservation And Governance (New Years Honours)

Anna Crighton at the launch of Historic Places Aotearoa, held at Government House.

HPA inaugural President Dr Anna Crighton was awarded the title Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours (2020) for services to Heritage Preservation and Governance.

Dame Anna in an interview with RNZ National stated. "I'm proud of Historic Places Aotearoa...".
(10.32" into the interview.)
Link to RNZ National Interview follows:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/summer-days/audio/2018728720/new-year-honours-dame-anna-crighton

New Year Honours: Anna Crighton fierce fighter for our unique heritage: NZ Herald reports:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12297327

Christchurch heritage campaigner Anna Crighton becomes a dame: The Press reports:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/118421786/christchurch-heritage-campaigner-anna-crighton-becomes-a-dame

“Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike” Text Of Dr. Anna Crighton Opinion Piece Published In The Press And Online

Dr Anna Crighton Chair of the Christchurch Heritage Trust and Founding President of Historic Places Aotearoa has generously provided the text for the Op-Ed that appeared in the Press print and online. (18th October 2017)

Link to Press online article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/97959739/saving-heritage-buildings-can-be-a-win-for-owners-and-the-public-alike

The text is as follows:

"Saving heritage buildings can be a win for owners and the public alike"

The imperative for the rescue of a historic building is reliant on one significant aspect – a willing owner.   Despite the destruction of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes followed by CERA’s ‘scorched earth’ policy, there were determined and diligent building owners who successfully proceeded with their restoration plans despite the government’s blue print parameters. It is fortunate that some of the most noteworthy heritage buildings in the central city had visionary leaders who saw the benefits in repairing their buildings during the recovery period.  The Arts Centre of Christchurch, Christ’s College, the Heritage Hotel (Old Government Buildings), the Canterbury Club, Knox Church and the Isaac Theatre Royal to name a few. The Press stated in its Editorial of 21 February 2015 ‘The privately-funded labour of love that has returned the Isaac Theatre Royal to us in this past year has done more for central city vibrancy, so far, than has come out of the blueprint’. (more…)