Tag: Christchurch City Council

Beca Heritage Week 2018: “Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities.”

Beca Heritage Week 2018: "Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities."

An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

Dates: 12-22 October.

The details have been released.

This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large scale national and international events including:

  • 125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand
  • 100 years since the World War I armistice
  • 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries which were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history.

These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories.

Historic Places Canterbury: Recognised In CCC Survey

Source: The future of heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula – survey results

As part of the Heritage Engagement the CCC conducted  a survey and the results were released in :
The future of heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula – survey results

Asked "Which of these heritage organisations and events have you heard of?"

Historic Places Canterbury's name recognition was ranked with CCC's Heritage Week!

The Christchurch City Council Lights Up The (Recently Restored) Edmond’s Clock Tower- Something To Be Proud Of

The Christchurch City Council is to be commended for the restoration of the Edmonds Clock Tower.

Well worth driving down Madras at night  to  welcome back  a heritage icon!

The Edmonds Clock Tower in two halves. (Before restoration and repair.)

The restored Edmonds Clock Tower ablaze with light at Night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edmonds Clock Tower: from two halves to full restoration!

The Press Reports On HPC Deputation To CCC Committee (01-02-2018)

The Press reported on Historic Places Canterbury Deputation (HPC) to the CCC Social, Community Development and Housing Committee. (The Deputation was made HPC Chair Mark Gerrard

"Heritage advocate accuses council of being 'overly secretive' as they discuss Christchurch historic buildings in secret"

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/101072075/heritage-advocate-accuses-council-of-being-overly-secretive-as-they-discuss-christchurch-historic-buildings-in-secret

Historic Places Canterbury Submission on the Christchurch City Council Proposed Grant of $10million for the Christ Church Cathedral (Hearing Held 14th December 2017)

Historic Places Canterbury Submission on the Christchurch City Council Proposed Grant of $10million for the Christ Church Cathedral

Mayor and Councillors,

Thank You for the opportunity to make a Submission on the Proposed Grant of $10 million for the Christ Church Cathedral.

 

  1. Historic Places Canterbury (HPC) fully supports and endorses the Christchurch City Council (CCC) Proposed Grant of $10 million Grant for the Christ Church Cathedral.

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“Proposed $10 million grant for ChristChurch Cathedral” Christchurch City Council Consultation Is Open : 12th October -15th November 2017

Proposed $10 million grant for ChristChurch Cathedral
Have your say on the proposal to contribute a grant of $10 million to the reinstatement of the ChristChurch Cathedral

Details etc at the following link: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/95

“Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our Way” BECA Heritage Week 2017

"Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our Way- BECA Heritage Week 2017

Beca Heritage Week 2017 will run from 13 to 23 October 2017 and celebrates the rich heritage of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2017 is Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our Way. The theme reflects this year’s anniversaries which offer the chance to explore and celebrate the cultural and physical development of our district and the pursuit of leisure activities in a unique landscape, defined by Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula.

Details here on what is on!
https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/events/?programme=1&start=0

 

Sign Of The Kiwi Re-opens- Media Coverage And CCC Statement Of Significance

The Press: Christchurch's Sign of the Kiwi reopens in time for 100th anniversary
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/88678352/christchurchs-sign-of-the-kiwi-reopens-in-time-for-100th-anniversary

Checkpoint RNZ: Sign of the Kiwi re-opens in Christchurch - locals delight
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201830419/sign-of-the-kiwi-re-opens-in-christchurch-locals-delight

CCC Statement of Significance: (Taken from documentation of the The Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan)

DISTRICT PLAN – LISTED HERITAGE PLACE
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT
– STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
SIGN OF THE KIWI - 1700, 2057, 2057R SUMMIT ROAD,
GOVERNORS BAY

The Sign of the Kiwi was constructed in 1916-1917 as one of a number of rest houses planned for the Summit Road scheme of Henry Ell. The great pre-occupation of Harry Ell, a politician and tenacious social and environmental campaigner, was the promotion of a summit road from Godley Head to Akaroa, providing public access to all parts of the Port Hills. (more…)