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Nominations called for Annual Heritage Awards

19 July 2004

Nominations called for Annual Heritage Awards

The Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board is now calling for nominations from the public for its 2004 Heritage Awards.

Now in its eighth year, the annual awards recognise efforts made by individuals or groups in the community to preserve the built or constructed character and heritage of the Hagley/Ferrymead area.

Entry is open to any heritage or character buildings, places or objects within the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board area. Residential, commercial/retail, industrial or institutional buildings may be entered, as well as streetscape or community heritage areas.

One award will be made for each of seven categories, which include:

Retention – For a building previously under threat of demolition, but now secured for the future. Conservation and Restoration – For an item that is currently undergoing a conservation and/or restoration programme, or that was completed within the last year.

Education and Awareness – For an initiative that promotes heritage education and awareness.

Children – For an initiative that raise awareness of heritage among young people, and encourages them to be proactive within their local environment.

Good Caretaker – Recognises a property owner who has maintained their property in original or near original condition for some years.

Pre-1850 Award – Recognises a Maori and European cultural heritage site that was of significance to Tangata Whenua prior to organised European settlement.

Christchurch Star Award – which recognises efforts by a business or retailer in the central city, to preserve or maintain a heritage building.

Nominations close on Friday 6 August 2004. The awards will be presented in the chapel at the Music Centre of Christchurch on Friday, 10 September 2004.

ENDS

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