Lynne Freeman interviewed Andrew Colman on RNZ National "Summer Times".
"How is Heritage New Zealand planning to make best use of the 6.3 million dollars it received in last May's budget and is on top of the current operating funding of $13 million per year. The new money's spread over four years, so it's a case of priorities for the organisation that's charged with protecting archaeological and heritage sites. We're joined by the Chief Executive of Heritage New Zealand, Andrew Coleman."
Allan Matson is the Chair of the Auckland Civic Trust and sits on the HPA Executive.
Allan Matson: fighting facadism Sunday Morning RNZ National
"Facadism in Auckland is getting under the collar of heritage expert Allan Matson. It's an architectural practice that took off in the 1980s - gutting old buildings and retaining their facade. The art deco Jean Batten building in Shortland Street is one example. Matson is president of the Civic Trust which seeks to preserve heritage buildings and was an elected member of the NZ Historic Places Trust Board (now Heritage NZ) from 2009-2014 and a long-time critic of facadism."
Historic building owners threaten govt over quake-strengthening
"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."
North Island towns fight ‘destruction by legislation’
"Central North Island towns are mounting a challenge against tougher earthquake strengthening laws, which they say threaten their historic main streets with "destruction by legislation". Rangitikei is leading the way, trying to blaze a trail for rent-poor provincial New Zealand which is facing a looming deadline where safety and economic risks collide. "
"Churches around the country are shutting their doors as congregations and funds dwindle, and ageing buildings need seismic strengthening. St David's Presbyterian church in Khyber Pass, Auckland, closed last December, and faces possible demolition. Founder of the Friends of St David's Trust www.saintdavidsfriends.org.nz , Paul Baragwanath and the Chief Executive of Heritage New Zealand Bruce Chapman discuss the plight of many churches and the innovative ways some communities are going about saving them." http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201757017/historic-churches-at-risk