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Beyond the State - NZ State Houses from Modest to Modern

Beyond the State - NZ State Houses from Modest to Modern - Bill McKay


As part of the our 'Active Hand of Government' series for 2014, we present Bill McKay, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Planning, speaking to his new publication.

Bill is a remarkable advocate for a livable Auckland built on heritage values and respect for what we did and got right already.

In a town with a brief history, we have sadly, demolished so much already and forgotten the values and qualities that drove, for example the state house neighbourhoods that have been such a central place in the fabric of the city.

This book reminds us of the incredible value, values and design that went into these endeavors joining together the aspirations of governments, builders and citizens.

• Date: Tuesday 22nd April, 6.30pm

• Venue: Case Room 3. (Level ‘0’, Room 260-055)

Owen Glen Building University of Auckland.

It will help our planning if you register here.

Parking available under the OGB building.

Parking access will not be available after6pm. It means you can enter up to this time and leave with your swipe card but entry will be stopped at 6pm. Be there early before the doors are closed.


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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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