Dr Anna Crighton has generously provided us with the text of the speech she gave at the Victoria Square Re-Opening.
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…)
1.30pm, Sunday, 28th May, 2017
Christ Church Cathedral – let’s get moving
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…)
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…)
The Text of Hon Dr Nick Smith's Speech is as follows:
10 May, 2015
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.
"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:
"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:
In a quick search we have found references to Heritage in the following sections of the MOTU Report. (more…)
Hon Chris Finlayson Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage has generously made available the text of the Draft Speaking Points for the Speech he gave to the Onlsow Historical Society AGM. (more…)