Tag: Stuff

“Why Aotearoa New Zealand’s early Polynesian settlement should be recognised with World Heritage Site status” Stuff Online Article

"Why Aotearoa New Zealand's early Polynesian settlement should be recognised with World Heritage Site status" Stuff Online

"OPINION: Aotearoa New Zealand likes to think it punches above its weight internationally, but there is one area where we are conspicuously falling behind — the number of sites recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. ... "

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/123866681/why-aotearoa-new-zealands-early-polynesian-settlement-should-be-recognised-with-world-heritage-site-status

This article by Alexander Gillespie, Professor of Law at the University of Waikato and Valmaine Toki, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Waikato appeared in the "The Conversation" under a Creative Commons License.

https://theconversation.com/why-aotearoa-new-zealands-early-polynesian-settlement-should-be-recognised-with-world-heritage-site-status-149981

“Canterbury Regional Council plans to breathe new life into heritage-listed buildings” RNZ And Stuff Online (15.12.2020)

Stuff Online:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/300158941/canterbury-regional-council-plans-to-breathe-new-life-into-heritagelisted-buildings

Radio New Zealand News:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/430643/canterbury-regional-council-plans-to-breathe-new-life-into-heritage-listed-buildings

“Coronavirus: Bringing back depreciation of commercial and industrial buildings a boost for property owners” Stuff Online Article (18.03.2020)

Heritage Building owners take note:

Coronavirus: Bringing back depreciation of commercial and industrial buildings a boost for property owners -Stuff Online

" ...As part of the $2.8b support package for business, the Government has reintroduced building depreciation deduction claims for property owners with commercial and industrial properties, at a level of two percent a year, ...
" (Chief executive of the Property Council Leonie Freeman) In addition, the Government has indicated that new deduction claims will be available for seismic strengthening costs at 2 percent per annum as part of this latest move. ...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120380010/coronavirus-bringing-back-depreciation-of-commercial-and-industrial-buildings-a-boost-for-property-owners

“More owners of heritage buildings discover quake upgrade fund” Stuff Online Article.

"More owners of heritage buildings discover quake upgrade fund " Chris Hutchings Stuff Online Article:

"Increasing numbers of heritage building owners are tapping into money from the Government's Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme, known as EQUIP.

As well as providing grants for work, owners are now also eligible for professional advice grants, to provide up to half the costs of seismic assessments, conservation reports, and architectural and structural engineering plans. ..."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/114701897/more-owners-of-heritage-buildings-discover-quake-upgrade-fund

Historic Places Aotearoa In The News: “Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies” (Stuff Online Article)

Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies (Stuff Online Article)

"Heritage advocates, Historic Places Aotearoa, want more heritage buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies, its submission on the Building Amendment Bill says.

The bill, currently at select committee, adds emergency powers to and amends the Building Act 2004 to improve systems for managing damaged dangerous buildings in emergencies and for investigating building failures."

"Historic Places Aotearoa, and a member organisation Historic Places Canterbury, want the protection in the bill widened to include top tier or highly significant heritage buildings scheduled in territorial authorities' district plans."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108733704/heritage-advocates-want-more-historic-buildings-to-be-protected-from-demolition-i

 

Historic Places Canterbury In The News: “Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies” (Stuff Online Article)

Heritage advocates want more historic buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies (Stuff online article)

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108733704/heritage-advocates-want-more-historic-buildings-to-be-protected-from-demolition-i

"Heritage advocates, Historic Places Aotearoa, want more heritage buildings to be protected from demolition in emergencies, its submission on the Building Amendment Bill says.

The bill, currently at select committee, adds emergency powers to and amends the Building Act 2004 to improve systems for managing damaged dangerous buildings in emergencies and for investigating building failures.

It protects category one buildings and wahi tupuna, places of significance to Maori, listed with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (HNZPT) from demolition in emergencies without ministerial approval."

"Historic Places Aotearoa, and a member organisation Historic Places Canterbury, want the protection in the bill widened to include top tier or highly significant heritage buildings scheduled in territorial authorities' district plans.' "

"(Director of policy Rebecca O'Brien) HNZPT is pleased at the provisions proposed to date and the progress they represent in providing appropriate protection for New Zealand's heritage.

However, Historic Places Aotearoa (HPA) and Historic Places Canterbury, disagree

HPA said too often demolition was seen as the only solution to public protection after a disaster.

It was the territorial authorities' heritage schedules that had standing under the Resource Management Act.

The bill's proposals might set aside RMA processes in emergencies, so it was essential the schedules were considered in the bill's proposals, HPA argued."

 

“Parapets and facades prioritised in revised earthquake building law” – Media Coverage

"Time to fix quake-prone buildings halved" RNZ News:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/283113/time-to-fix-quake-prone-buildings-halved

Coverage on Checkpoint RNZ National (Podcast)"
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201769054/strengthening-every-unreinforced-masonry-building-in-half-the-time (more…)