Tag: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill

“Holiday diversions at Highwic”-18th 19th 20th April

Holiday diversions at Highwic

Dreading the prospect of trying to entertain bored kids these school holidays? Fret no more.

Highwic – the historic mansion in Newmarket cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga – is organising some kids events that will help keep the young ones occupied during the first week of the holidays.

Highwic volunteers will crank up the coal range on April 19 and offer children the chance to make and bake their own Gingerbread People.

“Gingerbread figures have a long and illustrious history, with the first recorded example dating back to Queen Elizabeth I who had gingerbread figures made in the likeness of important guests at one of her banquets,” says Highwic’s Samantha Keen.

“The tasty biscuit treat gained popularity over the centuries, and would have been a favourite of the Buckland family’s 21 children who lived at Highwic.”

Children will also be able to have a go at making and decorating paper dolls at Highwic on April 18 and 20.

Bookings for baking are essential. For more information on times and costs visit http://www.heritage.org.nz/news-and-events/events


“Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014: What it means for Councils” Online Article @ Simpson Grierson Web Site

"The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill has been in the Parliamentary system for two years, but finally came into force this week. It was significantly amended during its passage in a process that saw it passed with substantial political support." Article written by Simpson Grierson Public Sector Partner Heather Ash. (Site has PDF download)

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill – Third Reading.

NZ Parliament Picture1The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on Tuesday 13th May (2015).

You can view the Parliamentary debate speeches at the following link:  http://www.inthehouse.co.nz/video/32877
The link is to Parliamentary TV on Demand on web site. (www.inthehouse.co.nz)
We understand the Govern General (as the Queen's Representative) will give the Royal Ascent on Monday 19th May and the Bill becomes Law on Tuesday 20th May (2015).

Minister Finlayson Meets With H.P.W. Representatives

Historic  Places Wellington Purple Logo Historic Places Wellington in their Newsletter No. 7 report on their meeting with Minster Finlayson. The discussion included the Heritage New Zealand Bill.

"Meeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage
On 16 December the Chairman of Historic Places Wellington, John Daniels, the Vice-chairman, Priscilla Williams, and the Treasurer, Peter Dowell, met with the Minister for Culture and Heritage, the Hon Chris Finlayson..."
Historic Places Wellington "Meeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage" (Report From HPW Newsletter No.7)

“Eugenie Sage speaks on the Second Reading of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill” (Sourced from www.greens.org.nz)

eugenie_sage"Our concern is that this may lead to Heritage New Zealand equivocating and not using its powers as a heritage protection authority under the Resource Management Act, for example, where you have got a conflict between an owner’s desire to modify or harm a heritage building and a need to protect and preserve it"
https://www.greens.org.nz/speeches/eugenie-sage-speaks-second-reading-heritage-new-zealand-pouhere-taonga-bill (The site has a link to a YouTube posting of the speech.)

The text of the speech is as follows: (more…)

“HERITAGE NEW ZEALAND POUHERE TAONGA BILL: As Reported From The Local Government And Environment Select Committee” – A Commentary Prepared For Historic Places Aoteoroa By John Daniels

As reported from the Local Government and Environment Select Committee

A Commentary Prepared for Historic Places Aoteoroa
By John Daniels

Minister Chris Finlayson Indicates Timeframe For Passing Of N.Z.H.P.T. Restructuring Bill

Hon_Christopher_FinlaysonChris Finlayson in his April Newsletter under the heading Arts Culture and Heritage has the following:

"The New Zealand Historic Places Trust Act and governance structure are being reviewed. Legislation is currently before the Select Committee and I look forward to its passage later this year."