Tag: Wellington

“Wellington’s Heritage Buildings Dodge the Earthquake Bullet – This time!” John Daniels, HPA Exec and HPW Member Reports:

Last November’s earthquake caused major damage in Wellington, but fortunately not to most of its heritage buildings.

The nature of the quake and the type of shaking it induced mostly affected some multi-storey modern structures. Two of these, an office block and a parking building, have had to be demolished. It has recently been announced that the 10-year old Ministry of Defence building will also be coming down. Other badly damaged modern buildings may yet have to be demolished when investigations have been completed. Internal damage in other buildings has been severe.

Most heritage buildings, however, were not badly affected. (more…)

“Cost of earthquake strengthening” Nine To Noon (RNZ National) 30th July 2013

"Cost of earthquake strengthening" (Link to mp3 download)
- Connal Townsend (Chief Executive of the Property Council), Alan McMahon (Colliers International National Director of Research and Consulting)  and Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett are interviewed on Nine To Nine (Radio New Zealand National)

Heritage Month September 2013- Wellington Region Heritage Promotion Council (Inc)

Heritage Month

"Since 1993 we have promoted Heritage Month and up to 2012 there was a Theme.
Participation is invited from all interested parties who can contribute to a programme of events, displays and activities of interest to the public.
There is no charge to participate and Membership is not obligatory."
http://www.wrhpc.org.nz/ (more…)