Tag: Jacinda Ardern

“Heritage buildings receive helping hand” Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Media Release (16-01-2018)

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Arts Culture and Heritage

The Hurunui Hotel, Marshall Building (in historic Tees Street, Oamaru) and (William Gray Young-designed one in )Petone’s Jackson Street Historic Area.

"The Hurunui Hotel, a Category One historic place, was built in 1868. Constructed from two layers of local hand-hewn limestone blocks packed with a mixture of tussock, clay and lime, it has been awarded $132,503 in the latest round of Heritage EQUIP (the Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme) funding to help repair stonework damaged in the Kaikoura earthquakes."

"The other two buildings to benefit from the latest round of Heritage EQUIP funding are the Marshall Building in historic Tees Street, Oamaru ($48,000) and a William Gray Young-designed one in Petone’s Jackson Street Historic Area."

The Media Release is as follows. (more…)

Historic Places Aotearoa AGM 2018- Speech Given On Behalf Of The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern

Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern has generously released the notes of the speech, given on her behalf, by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway  to the Historic Places Aotearoa AGM 2018.

It’s a pleasure to be here today on behalf of the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, among so many passionate advocates for the heritage sector.
And what better location for discussing historic places than here at Caccia Birch House – a wonderful example of New Zealand’s regional heritage and a building that is steeped in the history of Palmerston North.

Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”.

I think this perfectly sums up our relationship to our built heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Every historic site tells a story, and when seen together these stories form part of our collective idea about who we are as a nation.

I want to assure you today that this Government is taking heritage seriously. (more…)

Budget 2018: “Recognising the importance of our arts, culture and heritage” Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern PM MP Media Release

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern PM, Minister of Arts Culture and Heritage

“Meanwhile, as New Zealanders increasingly recognise the value of heritage and its importance to our national identity, Heritage New Zealand has been experiencing greater demand for its services. We have acknowledged that today with new Budget operating funding of $6.3 million over four years.

"This new funding, on top of current operating funding of $13.0 million per year, will assist with processing an increased number of archaeological authority applications, protecting built heritage (including advising on earthquake-prone buildings), and identifying and protecting sites of significance to Māori.

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

HPA AGM Address Given By Jacinda Ardern M.P. Labour Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern MP has generously provided us with a copy of the Address she gave to the Historic Places Aotearoa.

We note that :
"I will leave with you a few of these thoughts in writing. Please do feel free to take the time to think about them, and any other ideas you have in this space. I would welcome your thoughts."

The Address is as follows:

I want to start by acknowledging the manawhenua of this land. I also want to acknowledge James, and all of the executive of Historic places. You do incredible work. (more…)

“Unique heritage needs protecting” Media Release From Jacinda Ardern M.P. Labour Party Spokesperson Arts Culture And Heritage (03.07.14)

Jacinda Ardern_1“Labour’s plans to protect Canterbury’s heritage and to support building a liveable city include carrying out an audit of all remaining heritage buildings in the CBD and wider region. We will also repeal Section 38 of the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Act to ensure the community have their say before any more heritage buildings are razed."

“That guarantees the iconic Christchurch cathedral will not be demolished in haste, with any decisions on its future only being made after consultation and a proper Resource Management Act process."

Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Community deserves voice on heritage” Jacinda Ardern M.P., Labour Spokesperson Arts Culture and Heritage Media Release (26.03.2014)

Jacinda Ardern_1“In the aftermath of the quakes, extraordinary powers were given to CERA through section 38 of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act to demolish damaged heritage buildings without consultation.
“Three years on from the quakes, the time has come for that overarching authority to end, and for communities to be able to once again have their say on the future of the city’s remaining heritage buildings.
The Media Release is as follows:

“It’s about OUR heritage” Commentary By Jacinda Ardern M.P.

Jacinda Ardern_1

"... even when we don’t physically own a space, they become an intrinsic part of who we are. They shape the places in which we live, and give us and our visitors and tourists (the economic side of heritage) a sense of our past and where we’ve come from. They leave us feeling robbed when they disappear from the landscape. ..." (more…)