Bringing Heritage together in NZ, 29th -30th October
Historic Places Aotearoa invites heritage groups and heritage advocates to the Hawkes Bay for a weekend of events and workshops.
The aim of the weekend is to help strengthen the heritage networks in New Zealand and to consider how these networks can be developed to better advocate for the protection our heritage throughout New Zealand.
The workshop on the Saturday afternoon will be facilitated with this aim in mind.
We believe that it is important that Heritage Groups and Advocates develop a strong voice, so that as a collective we can greater influence government and local government, to ensure that our heritage is recognised and protected for future generations to enjoy and cherish.
“Each of us on our own can only do so much – speaking together, as one, our voice will carry so much further,” says HPA President James Blackburne
When: 29th and 30th October
MTG Century Theatre
65 Marine Parade
The following extracts have been taken from an article “ART DECO BUILDINGS: EARTHQUAKE PRONE OR EARTHQUAKE PROOF?” (Hawke's Bay Heritage News April 2016) that summarises the findings of the "Seismic Considerations for the Art Deco Interwar Reinforced Concrete Buildings of Napier, New Zealand" report.
“ Professor Ingham concluded that the structural design of the Hawke’s Bay Art Deco buildings of the 1930s was probably well ahead of its time because, when they examined the concrete structural parts of these buildings, the research team found that columns and other structural components had been constructed with plenty of well placed reinforcing steel – and also that there were plenty of these columns and components to ensure the building’s strength. Tests showed that the concrete and steel used were both equal in strength to that in current use and overall the concrete structure of the Art Deco era buildings generally exceeded the current new building standard. ”
Seismic Considerations for the Art Deco Interwar Reinforced Concrete Buildings of Napier, New Zealand
Kevin Q Walsh, Kenneth J Elwood, and Jason M Ingham Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland February 2015
You can download a copy of the report at the following link:
The Beacons (Image sourced From Hawke's Bay Today)
The Beacons are a prominent landmark near the foreshore between Napier and Bay View. They were erected in what was then part of the Inner Harbour in 1907 by the then Napier Harbour Board, to serve as leading lights guiding shipping into the Port of Napier through the channel at the south end of the Pania Reef. The reef is fully submerged and extends from about 500 metres off the Port north east for about 1.6Km
The Christchurch Earthquakes are impacting on heritage all overNew Zealand, and particularly in areas which experience earthquakes. Hawke’s Bay, being the site of New Zealand’s most devastating quake, in terms of lives lost, is no exception, although buildings here have either survived the Richter 7.8 shake of 1931 or been built since then. (more…)