Tag: Online Article

“Urban regeneration specialist urges Timaru to consider its heritage as part of its future” Timaru Herald Online Article (06:05:2022)

"Urban regeneration specialist urges Timaru to consider its heritage as part of its future" Timaru Herald Online Article

"Hazelton urged Timaru to look to neighbouring city Dunedin for inspiration, and said the most sustainable approach was looking at what it already had.

“Most of the time when we do have a building get demolished it does just become a car park because the cost of reconstruction and cost of building a new building is so great that the return people have to get from it – you can't rent things for that expense in Dunedin,” Hazelton said.

"Hazelton also spoke about the sustainable aspect of regenerating heritage buildings instead of demolishing them, and the way the Dunedin City Council had regenerated it CBD’s heritage buildings by repurposing them


Dunedin retail quarter redesign sparks business interest- Stuff Online (13:04:2022)

"In the design plans, heritage and character buildings were on full display, while space in front of modern buildings was allocated to greenery... Stuff Online article

Plans unveiled for George Street.


Further media coverage.



“Study shows kūmara stored in Otago coast pits in 15th century, may even have been grown there”: Stuff Online

"Radiocarbon dating shows kūmara were being stored in pits on the Otago coast in the 15th century, seemingly overturning assumptions the area was too cold to store live Polynesian crops. ....


“Three 20th century Wellington sites given heritage status”Dominion Post (Online Article)

"Three Wellington sites have been given the heritage tick, including a controversial set of flats and the currently closed Central Library.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga has listed the Gordon Wilson and McLean flats, Wellington Central Library and the Wellington Trades Hall as category 1 historic places on the Heritage List. ....

“Canterbury Regional Council plans to breathe new life into heritage-listed buildings” RNZ And Stuff Online (15.12.2020)

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“Blue plaque tells of history on Timaru’s Landing Service building” Timaru Herald Online

Blue plaque tells of history on Timaru's Landing Service building: Timaru Herald


"The Timaru Landing Service building is now the first historic place in South Canterbury to receive a Historic Places Aotearoa (HPA) blue plaque highlighting its heritage. ..."

Historical plaque scheme reaches South Canterbury with $7500 donation: Timaru Herald


“Christ Church Cathedral work could start within weeks” The Press (Online Article 15.02.2020)

Christ Church Cathedral work could start within weeks The Press Online

"... The consent application has been lodged by a joint-venture company formed by the Anglican diocese and the Crown to run the project, and they hope to start work in April. .."


“Coronavirus: Bringing back depreciation of commercial and industrial buildings a boost for property owners” Stuff Online Article (18.03.2020)

Heritage Building owners take note:

Coronavirus: Bringing back depreciation of commercial and industrial buildings a boost for property owners -Stuff Online

" ...As part of the $2.8b support package for business, the Government has reintroduced building depreciation deduction claims for property owners with commercial and industrial properties, at a level of two percent a year, ...
" (Chief executive of the Property Council Leonie Freeman) In addition, the Government has indicated that new deduction claims will be available for seismic strengthening costs at 2 percent per annum as part of this latest move. ...