Otago alumna awarded top honour for heritage “Dumbfounded and speechless” is how Otago alumna Dr Anna Crighton QSO JP described her reaction to the news she had been made a Dame in the New Year Honours list."
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."
CCC Statement of Significance:(Taken from documentation of the The Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan)
DISTRICT PLAN – LISTED HERITAGE PLACE
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT – STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
SIGN OF THE KIWI - 1700, 2057, 2057R SUMMIT ROAD,
The Sign of the Kiwi was constructed in 1916-1917 as one of a number of rest houses planned for the Summit Road scheme of Henry Ell. The great pre-occupation of Harry Ell, a politician and tenacious social and environmental campaigner, was the promotion of a summit road from Godley Head to Akaroa, providing public access to all parts of the Port Hills. (more…)