"It is with sad news that I note the passing of Christchurch Architect Peter Beaven. As Chair of Historic Places Canterbury I would like to publicly acknowledge the outstanding contribution by Peter Beaven to New Zealand Architecture. This contribution was matched by his powerful advocacy for the preservation of Christchurch and New Zealand's built heritage. Christchurch Heritage and Architecture has lost someone very special with
Peter Beaven's passing."
Mark Gerrard, Chair Historic Places Canterbury
[A statement made to the full Christchurch City Council before an Annual Plan submission.] (more…)
Historic Places Aotearoa has its first regional society with the news that Historic Places Canterbury has been incorporated. Arrangements are being made to hold the inaugural meeting and elect the first Committee.
The Canterbury Branch Committee of the NZHPT met on 15th February and passed a resolution that initiates the process to transition to Historic Places Canterbury.
The Committee has resolved to meet fortnightly. Members are invited to attend and take part in the discussions or raise issues that are of concern to them.
A number of special project groups have been formed to monitor and campaign for heritage retention.