Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Nominations for City Plan heritage listings close

12 August 2005

Nominations for City Plan heritage listings close

About 170 nominations - from concrete pig sties to a Warren and Mahoney-designed building - have been received by the Christchurch City Council as potential new additions for City Plan heritage listing.

Council Assistant Heritage Planner, Amanda Ross, says Heritage staff were impressed at the enthusiasm and knowledge evident in nominations offered.

Heritage staff would now assess and prioritise the nominations through doing more research. Such groups as the New Brighton Historical Society, Tramway Historical Society, Cracroft Residents Association, Christchurch Civic Trust, Historic Places Trust, Englefield Residents Association, and Merivale Precinct Society made nominations.

The Martindales Road railway overbridge in Heathcote was a popular nomination and some more interesting, if obscure, nominations included concrete pigsties on the former Cracroft Wilson estate, cart tracks in a central city lane, brick culverts and stone abutments in the Ferrymead/Heathcote area, and the University of Canterbury sign.

A number of Maori heritage sites such as the site of Puari Pa and Tautahi's Pa in the central city, along with the National Marae, Nga Hau e Wha, and Te Wai Pounamu College were also submitted.

Modern architecture nominations included the Warren and Mahoney-designed former Dental Nurse's Training College in Manchester Street and the Harewood Crematorium that can be seen from John's Road. The 1960s and 1970s buildings at the University of Canterbury, and Peter Beaven's Canterbury Terminating Building Society in Manchester Street were also suggested.

Various landscapes, such as the Avon Heathcote Ihutai Estuary, Hagley Park, the Botanic Gardens, Avon River and Port Hills were also nominated. Ms Ross says some suggested sites are already protected heritage items in the City Plan, which is available to view at any council service centre or library.

"People needn't worry if they missed out on the nomination period. Council Heritage staff will still accept nominations," Ms Ross says. Nominations can still be made by contacting her on phone 941 6388, email Amanda.ross@ccc.govt.nz or through the Council's www.ccc.govt.nz/Christchurch/Heritage website.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need.

And I’m hedging with the ‘could well’ only because the Ardern government hasn’t yet spelled out whether the name change it has announced will also involve a rejection of the controversial use of Big Data to try and predict those children deemed to be at highest risk of inter-generational reliance on welfare support. More>>


Principals' Federation: End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended. More>>


Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>


RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>


'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>





Featured InfoPages