“The Old Government Building is one of the most magnificent and monumental structures in New Zealand,” said Dr Anna Crighton from Historic Places Canterbury at the Heritage Christchurch open day.
“This is our third open day since our hotel building reopened and we are delighted at the ongoing public interest. Our hotel guests frequently tell us how much they appreciate staying in a building of such unique endurance and elegance,” said Ms Ana Vivas, resident manager of Heritage Christchurch.
"Heritage Christchurch, set in the 100-year-old Old Government Building (OGB) on Cathedral Square, was formally reopened by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, on Friday 20 September at 1.30 PM."
Image: On the left - His Excellency, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand. On the right - Jeffrey Tang, Managing Director, Heritage Hotel Management (Location Heritage Christchurch)
“Heritage Christchurch’s restoration has been a labour of love and I am personally delighted it has worn the test of time and seismic events to remain a vital part of Christchurch’s priceless heritage,” says Gary Jarvis. (Group Operations manager for Heritage Hotel Management) The Media Release is as follows:(more…)
Government Building Front Facade and Exterior (Image: Dept of Conservation)
"If the walls could talk, then Wellington’s Government Buildings walls would have plenty to say.From this Saturday, 12 January until Easter weekend, the 136-year-old former seat of government will be open for visitors to explore and hear some of those stories from the past." Media Release (more…)
From left, Anna Crighton, Gary Jarvis and Susan Gibson outside the Worcester Street entrance of the Heritage Hotel (Old Government Buildings)
Susan Gibson, Group Communications Manager, Heritage Hotel Management, Auckland, was in Christchurch on 19 March to meet with Anna Crighton, President, Historic Places Aotearoa and Gary Jarvis, General Manager, Heritage Christchurch for an onsite tour of the prominent heritage listed central city landmark building. (more…)