Tag: Online Article

“Fight looming for Catholic church over decision to demolish Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral” The Press Online

"Fight looming for Catholic church over decision to demolish Christchurch's Catholic cathedral" The Press Online

"Heritage advocates are vowing to fight a decision to demolish Christchurch's historic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. ..."

" ... The decision has upset heritage advocate Anna Crighton, who said there was outrage in the community and she was ready to fight for the building's survival. ..."

" ...Her stance was supported by Historic Places Canterbury. 

Chairman Mark Gerrard said the organisation would be exploring all means to fight the proposed demolition. 

"Historic Places Canterbury is surprised the bishop appears to have lost faith in the cost of restoration of this unique beautiful heritage building."

The cathedral had been a beacon of faith and inspiration for many generations, he said.

"Today we are left with the impression that cost and location are more important considerations." ...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/114751340/a-fight-is-looming-over-the-decision-to-demolish-christchurchs-catholic-cathedral

"Cash donated to Christchurch Catholics not ring-fenced for heritage church restoration" The Press online article.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/114798349/cash-donated-to-christchurch-catholics-not-ringfenced-for-heritage-church-restoration

“Christchurch’s Antonio Hall ravaged by fire as heritage fans fear ‘demolition by neglect'” The Press Online

"Christchurch's Antonio Hall ravaged by fire as heritage fans fear 'demolition by neglect' " The Press Online

" ... Ross Gray, deputy chairman of Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury, said the mansion's potential destruction was "very sad to see". ...

" The building had a lot of potential as a significant asset for the city. All credit to the local neighbours for the work they have done to try and preserve it." ...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/114210871/antonio-hall-ablaze-in-christchurch

“More owners of heritage buildings discover quake upgrade fund” Stuff Online Article.

"More owners of heritage buildings discover quake upgrade fund " Chris Hutchings Stuff Online Article:

"Increasing numbers of heritage building owners are tapping into money from the Government's Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme, known as EQUIP.

As well as providing grants for work, owners are now also eligible for professional advice grants, to provide up to half the costs of seismic assessments, conservation reports, and architectural and structural engineering plans. ..."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/114701897/more-owners-of-heritage-buildings-discover-quake-upgrade-fund

“Heritage award going to Gisborne architect” Gisborne Herald Online Article

Heritage award going to Gisborne architect : Gisborne Herald Online
"Gisborne architect James Blackburne will become the first New Zealand recipient of a unique heritage award on Saturday afternoon."
http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/3773883-135/heritage-award-going-to-gisborne-architect?fbclid=IwAR2E-7KWoka5Ilrw1nMF79NriHPQ4cWWd9iZ2mBF3EBBu0ig6lRHK0HTl_c

James Blackburne is also the HPA President.

“Historic Christchurch homestead Mona Vale reopening for ‘coffee and cake’ ” The Press Online Article

Historic Christchurch homestead Mona Vale reopening for 'coffee and cake' The Press Online
Historic Places Canterbury Chair Mark Gerrard quoted in article.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/110597414/historic-christchurch-homestead-mona-vale-reopening-for-coffee-and-cake

Scale and splendour: volunteers work to restore Wentworth Woodhouse (The Guardian Online)

The Guardian has an article on the restoration of Wentworh Woodhouse.

".... So far, about 100 structural surveys have been carried out, more than 100 drains have been inspected, 110 tonnes of slate has been ordered for the roof, 200 tonnes of asphalt has been put on the new driveway, and 350 tonnes of rubbish has been removed from the site. It will take an estimated 15 to 20 years to fully restore the property. ..."

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/27/scale-and-splendour-volunteers-work-to-restore-wentworth-woodhouse

“Famous artist Bill Sutton’s Christchurch red zone house saved from demolition, will be restored and gifted to city” The Press (Online Article)

Famous artist Bill Sutton's Christchurch red zone house saved from demolition, will be restored and gifted to city The Press

"Renowned New Zealand artist Bill Sutton's former home and studio in Christchurch's residential red zone has been saved from demolition.

Instead, it will be restored and gifted to the city. ..."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/103256576/famous-artist-bill-suttons-christchurch-red-zone-house-saved-from-demolition-will-be-restored-and-gifted-to-city

Historic Places Aotearoa In The News: “Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies” (Stuff Online Article)

Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies (Stuff Online Article)

"Heritage advocates, Historic Places Aotearoa, want more heritage buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies, its submission on the Building Amendment Bill says.

The bill, currently at select committee, adds emergency powers to and amends the Building Act 2004 to improve systems for managing damaged dangerous buildings in emergencies and for investigating building failures."

"Historic Places Aotearoa, and a member organisation Historic Places Canterbury, want the protection in the bill widened to include top tier or highly significant heritage buildings scheduled in territorial authorities' district plans."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108733704/heritage-advocates-want-more-historic-buildings-to-be-protected-from-demolition-i

 

Historic Places Canterbury In The News: “Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies” (Stuff Online Article)

Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies (Stuff online article)

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108733704/heritage-advocates-want-more-historic-buildings-to-be-protected-from-demolition-i

"Heritage advocates, Historic Places Aotearoa, want more heritage buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies, its submission on the Building Amendment Bill says.

The bill, currently at select committee, adds emergency powers to and amends the Building Act 2004 to improve systems for managing damaged dangerous buildings in emergencies and for investigating building failures.

It protects category one buildings and wahi tupuna, places of significance to Maori, listed with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (HNZPT) from demolition in emergencies without ministerial approval."

"Historic Places Aotearoa, and a member organisation Historic Places Canterbury, want the protection in the bill widened to include top tier or highly significant heritage buildings scheduled in territorial authorities' district plans.' "

"(Director of policy Rebecca O'Brien) HNZPT is pleased at the provisions proposed to date and the progress they represent in providing appropriate protection for New Zealand's heritage.

However, Historic Places Aotearoa (HPA) and Historic Places Canterbury, disagree

HPA said too often demolition was seen as the only solution to public protection after a disaster.

It was the territorial authorities' heritage schedules that had standing under the Resource Management Act.

The bill's proposals might set aside RMA processes in emergencies, so it was essential the schedules were considered in the bill's proposals, HPA argued."