Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Heritage Awards entries now open

Heritage Awards entries now open


The Christchurch Heritage Awards Charitable Trust is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2014 Canterbury Heritage Awards with a new category for 2014 – Heritage of the Future. This award will recognise a new building showing sensitivity to the streetscape and one which will secure a cultural legacy for the future.

The Canterbury Heritage Awards recognise excellence in heritage retention and conservation, heritage tourism and future heritage within the public and private sector and promotes the values of best practice heritage retention and conservation to the wider community.

The inaugural Heritage Awards were held in 2010 and focussed on entries from the Christchurch area. The Awards were expanded in 2012 to focus on the wider Canterbury region and the Trinity Congregational Church took out the Supreme Award. In 2014 the Award categories have been revised to more closely align with the post-earthquake environment; this includes the addition of the Heritage of the Future category.

The Right Honourable Helen Clark, ONZ, currently head of the United Nations Development Programme, and former Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage continues as Patron of the Awards. The judging panel for 2014 is chaired by Dr Anna Crighton, QSO, President of Historic Places Aotearoa. The panel also includes international heritage expert Jim Gard’ner from Heritage Victoria, David Hill, prominent Christchurch architect and designer of a number of award winning residential and commercial projects and the immediate past Chairman of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, Rob Hall General Manager for Heritage New Zealand and Paul Campbell who holds leadership roles within Opus and is the current President of the NZ Structural Engineering Society. Neil Dawson, prominent New Zealand sculptor, has been commissioned to design the Category Award Trophy and the Supreme Award Trophy.

Nominations for the Awards opened in late May with nominations already steadily rolling in.

“We are extremely surprised with the number of nominations received in such a short period. It is really encouraging to see that Canterbury has a solid base of heritage advocates”, commented Christchurch Heritage Awards Charitable Trust Chair Dr Anna Crighton.

Crighton, a staunch heritage advocate committed to New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage, established the Christchurch Heritage Awards Charitable Trust to develop and deliver a quality and innovative programme of Heritage Awards.

Organisations and/or individuals must first nominate their own organisation/project or those they believe recognise excellence in heritage retention and conservation, heritage tourism and heritage education within the public and private sector, and promote the values of best practice heritage retention and conservation to the wider community. Once nominated, organisations must submit their entry form and supporting documentation. There are seven categories in 2014: Heritage Retention Award, Heritage Tourism Award, Heritage Restoration Award, Heritage Champion Award, Future Heritage Award, Seismic Award and the Supreme Award.


Nomination and entry forms are available to download at www.heritageawards.co.nz. Award nominations close 1 August 2014 and Award entries close 13 August 2014. The 2014 Heritage Awards Ceremony will be held on 23 October.

-ENDS-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news