"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
"Donovan Rypkema is president of Heritage Strategies International, a Washington DC consulting firm. His book, "The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide" , is now in its third edition and his firm has had clients including the World Bank, the Inter American Development Bank, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Development Programme. He's in New Zealand as a guest of the Civic Trust Auckland." (Text from RNZ Website) http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20150313-0931-how_important_is_heritage_preservation_in_our_cities-048.mp3
HERITAGE GROUPS’ SHOCK AT CERA S38 FOR CPIT MEMORIAL HALL: HNZ Cat 2, CCC Gp3
Concerned citizens and Canterbury heritage groups including Historic Places Canterbury, IConIC and Civic Trust are appalled at the news that CERA has issued an s38 demolition order on the Christchurch Technical College (now CPIT) Memorial Hall at the request of CPIT.
This imposing building was opened in 1935 as a specially designed memorial to the supreme sacrifice made by 71 former pupils of the Technical College who were killed in World War 1.(more…)