"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…)
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.
RECOVERY PROGRAMME FOR HERITAGE BUILDINGS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PLACES: SCOPE OF WORK is out for public consultation.
It is available online at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage site.
The document was originally scheduled to be released for public consultation in October 2011
We encourage you to make submissions on this document.
Monday 19th March 2011:
100 plus people turned up to the Cashmere Presbyterian Church (Christchurch) , standing room only, to hear the Save Our Heritage Panel discussion. National Radio was there and it was featured on Morning Report!!!
Anna Crighton, the Historic Places Aotearoa President, was on the panel. The following is a copy of the speech she gave… (more…)