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Wellington City Council headed to court over earthquake-prone buildings :RNZ Morning Report.
The link can be found at the following:
For the first time, a council is going to court to get the power to strengthen two heritage listed, earthquake-prone buildings - because the owners refuse to do so.
"The Wellington City Council's strengthening deadlines for the Toomath's Building on Ghuznee Street, and the Adelaide Hotel on Adelaide Road both expired in 2013.
"Now the council says despite extensive efforts to work with the building owners, there has been no progress, and it has now lost confidence they will do the necessary work.
"The council's Chief Resilience Officer, Mike Mendonca speaks to Kim Hill.
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"Owners of historic buildings in the central North Island are threatening to walk away if the Government doesn't relax tight earthquake-strengthening deadlines.And four local councils are banding together to push for changes to laws they say threaten the very heart of their town centres."
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Church announces new deal for Christ Church Cathedral : The Press:
"An independent Government-appointed consultant will be brought in to negotiate plans for the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral after four years of deadlock...."
" ... GCBT co-chairman Jim Anderton said the Government's move to bring in an independent consultant was "very responsible". ..."
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"Te Manu Korihi News for 31 August 2015" - Morning Report RNZ
"Heritage New Zealand's manager of taonga Maori says too many marae are vulnerable to fire: ..." http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/temanukorihi/audio/201768645/te-manu-korihi-news-for-31-august-2015
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HERITAGE GROUPS’ SHOCK AT CERA S38 FOR CPIT MEMORIAL HALL: HNZ Cat 2, CCC Gp3
Concerned citizens and Canterbury heritage groups including Historic Places Canterbury, IConIC and Civic Trust are appalled at the news that CERA has issued an s38 demolition order on the Christchurch Technical College (now CPIT) Memorial Hall at the request of CPIT.
This imposing building was opened in 1935 as a specially designed memorial to the supreme sacrifice made by 71 former pupils of the Technical College who were killed in World War 1. (more…)
CERA, Christchurch Civic Trust, Historic Places Canterbury, IConIC, Media Release, Morning Report, Online Article, Podcast, Radio New Zealand National, Section 38, The Press
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"Town Hall to be strengthened" The Dominion Post reports on Councillors voting unanimously to retain the Town Hall.
Radio NZ website reporting the decision will go to a full Council for a final vote: "Wellington Town Hall safe from demolition"
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Commissioners Finding PDF Download link here: Harcourts Decision Report
Historic Places Wellington's Submission opposed the Demolition Application. (more…)
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Images Courtesy of The Art Deco Trust
“Thousands Flock To Napier For 25th Art Deco Weekend” Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report covers Napier’s
GEON Art Deco Weekend (more…)