"Heritage protection to be slashed" NZ Herald reports:
"Proposed plan revokes blanket controls on pre-1944 houses and leaves entire suburbs open to demolition. ..."
"Heritage protection 'bombshell' " N.Z. Herald
"The heritage lobby is predicting wholesale destruction of the city's character suburbs following an interim call to loosen heritage rules.
The independent panel hearing submissions on the council's Unitary Plan has rejected a council proposal to protect all pre-1944 houses not already covered by special character or heritage controls. ..."
"Key city issues put on hold" The Aucklander / N.Z. Herald report includes reaction from the Character Coalition.
"Vision of fear for city's heritage" N.Z. Herald's Bernard Orsman reports on Character Coalition's concerns about the Auckland Unitary Plan.
Auckland Heritage Advocate and N.Z.H.P.T. Board Member Allan Matson interviewed:
"Secret plan papers kept from public" N.Z Herald reporting on its attempts to secure Unitary Plan background papers on the heritage rules.
N.Z. Herald reporting on Unitary Plan's Heritage Rules and the Character Network's reaction.
"Character net beyond historic suburbs" NZ Herald Online Article
The Auckland Unitary Plan is for activities and development in the Auckland region.
It contains a range of new draft provisions for historic heritage including- (more…)
"Threat to Auckland character main streets" N.Z. Herald reports on Character Coalition concerns.