Tag: Speech

Historic Places Aotearoa AGM 2018- Speech Given On Behalf Of The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern

Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern has generously released the notes of the speech, given on her behalf, by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway  to the Historic Places Aotearoa AGM 2018.

It’s a pleasure to be here today on behalf of the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, among so many passionate advocates for the heritage sector.
And what better location for discussing historic places than here at Caccia Birch House – a wonderful example of New Zealand’s regional heritage and a building that is steeped in the history of Palmerston North.

Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”.

I think this perfectly sums up our relationship to our built heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Every historic site tells a story, and when seen together these stories form part of our collective idea about who we are as a nation.

I want to assure you today that this Government is taking heritage seriously. (more…)

Victoria Square Re-Opening: Speech Given By Dr. Anna Crighton.

Victoria Square's Bowker Fountain at night. (Image sourced Otakaro)

Dr Anna Crighton has generously provided us with the text of the speech she gave at the Victoria Square Re-Opening.

The history of Victoria Square was the subject of Dr Crighton's speech.
"So Victoria Square has had a colourful history, pre and post European settlement. It was a favourite food gathering place for Maori, it was the centre of the city in early settlement times and it was the birthplace of radical Christchurch. Victoria Square is historically relevant for Christchurch - past present and into the future as a contemplative heart of the city – it is Christchurch at its best."
The text of Dr. Crighton's speech is as follows:
 
VICTORIA SQUARE REOPENING
Friday 9 April 2018

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Speech at Public Meeting on Christ Church Cathedral : Rt Hon Winston Peters MP (28.05.2015)

The following are the notes of the Speech given by Rt Hon  Winston Peters at a Public Meeting outside the Christ Church Cathedral.
28 May 2017                                                                    Rt Hon Winston Peters Christchurch Cathedral

Cathedral Square,
Christchurch
1.30pm, Sunday, 28th May, 2017

Christ Church Cathedral – let’s get moving

 

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Keynote Address Given To The HPA AGM (2016) By Minister Craig Ross On Behalf Of Minister Maggie Barry

Minister Craig Foss
(Image Sourced www.Parliament.nz)

Maggie Barry M.P., Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Minister Maggie Barry has generously supplied us with a copy of the text of the keynote address notes given on her behalf by Minister Craig Foss.

Her office advises these are speech notes and as such are not a verbatim copy of the address.

"Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

With this in mind, it’s important to consider both tangible and intangible value in any conversation about cultural heritage so that we are able to identify and protect our heritage places for present and future generations."

 

Hon Craig Foss

On behalf of Hon Maggie Barry

Historical Places Aotearoa Conference, Saturday 29 October 2016 (more…)

HPA AGM Address Given By Jacinda Ardern M.P. Labour Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern MP has generously provided us with a copy of the Address she gave to the Historic Places Aotearoa.

We note that :
"I will leave with you a few of these thoughts in writing. Please do feel free to take the time to think about them, and any other ideas you have in this space. I would welcome your thoughts."

The Address is as follows:

I want to start by acknowledging the manawhenua of this land. I also want to acknowledge James, and all of the executive of Historic places. You do incredible work. (more…)

Reform Of RMA Speech Given By Hon Dr Nick Smith Minster For Building and Housing: Links To HPA Postings

We have linked the HPA postings of Hon Dr Nick Smith's Speech,  related Media Release and the MOTU Report cited:
“Overhauling the Resource Management Act” Speech by Hon Dr Nick Smith M.P.

“RMA reform agenda outlined” Media Release Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister For Building and Housing

“Impacts of Planning Rules, Regulations, Uncertainty and Delay on Residential Property Development” MOTU Report (Cited By Hon Dr Nick Smith)

“Overhauling the Resource Management Act” Speech by Hon Dr Nick Smith M.P.

"The second problem is that the RMA puts huge weight on protecting landscape, amenity, natural character and heritage without any balancing consideration over the cost implications."
(The relevant  section has been highlighted in the following text of the Speech.)

The text of Hon Dr Nick Smith's Speech to Nelson Rotary is as follows:

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“Impacts of Planning Rules, Regulations, Uncertainty and Delay on Residential Property Development” MOTU Report (Cited By Hon Dr Nick Smith)

"Impacts of Planning Rules, Regulations, Uncertainty and Delay on Residential Property Development" MOTU Report is cited by Hon Dr Nick Smith is speech “Overhauling the Resource Management Act”.
The report can downloaded from this link:
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/all/files/2_The_Impacts_of_Planning_Rules_Regulations_Uncertainty_and_Delay_on_Residential_Property_Development.pdf

In a quick search we have found references to Heritage in the following sections of the MOTU Report. (more…)