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

 

Sir Edmund Hillary’s house journey continues

Sir Edmund Hillary’s house journey continues

Sir Edmund Hillary’s house, moved from its site in Remuera in May last year, will be relocated to its new position at the Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate in Otara on Wednesday next , February 2. It will be a momentous start of the new school year for students of this community and a powhiri will mark its arrival on the site at 8am. Students will honour this heritage as it marks its new state as a leadership centre at the school.

The house, built by Sir Edmund and Lady Louise Hillary in 1956, is being rebuilt, with only minor modifications, by students of Manukau Institute of Technology under the supervision of their tutors, architects (Abela and Co) and project managers of the school. The concrete base was laid just before Christmas and work to reposition the top of the house will take place over the next few months so that the house is completed and opened as a leadership centre by the end of the May - in time for celebrations to mark the ascent of Everest (May 29th 1953).

Commissioner Gail Thomson, who has been the vision and driving force behind the project, says Wednesday is a big milestone for the project. “Sir Ed’s former home will be a wonderful place where students from this community and in time from around New Zealand will feel strongly stimulated to achieve and reach their goals and dreams; as he did –planning many of his trips and adventures from the study here. We feel so privileged to have been donated this very significant symbol of New Zealand history but there is a huge task to raise the rest of the funding needed – however he will continue to provide the motivation needed to achieve this on behalf of young people in New Zealand”.

Recent fundraising has included selling bricks from the house with the support of the Rotary Club of Auckland East Inc, help from businesses with materials and supplies and sponsorship and funds from trusts, companies and the previous Manukau City Council.

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate has three schools on its Otara campus, a primary, middle and senior school. Support for the move of Sir Edmund’s home to the collegiate came from the Hillary family and the previous owner Mr. Terry Jarvis, who gifted the house to the collegiate. The Hillary Leadership Centre Trust has now been established to organise the rebuilding and to oversee the future of the centre.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits


In a flashback to the military displays of days gone by, one of our frigates recently joined a Carrier Strike show of force in the South China Sea, en route to a joint military exercise in Singapore with our traditional allies, called BersamaGold21. Reportedly, Anna Powles, from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies at Massey University felt this to be a case of us doing our bit to uphold international law, and the right of free transit through the region in question... More>>

Government: Backs Business To Vaccinate Workforces


The Government is introducing a range of measures to help protect workplaces and workers from COVID-19, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Wood announced today.
“We’ve heard the calls from employers and employees to provide certainty on what roles need to be done by vaccinated workers under the COVID-19 Protection Framework... More>>

ALSO:





 
 


Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>

ALSO:


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels