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Butler House Added as a Category 2 Historic Place

Butler House (Former) has been added to the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero as a Category 2 historic place.

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Homesteads: The Story of New Zealand’s Grand Country Houses, with Debra Millar

At her talk on 15 April 2021 Debra Millar paid tribute to the remarkable legacy of New Zealand's grand rural homesteads.

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Urban Tree Loss: Protecting our heritage environment

Urban trees offer a sense of place and a connection with the past. They are an environmental and cultural touchstone, and play a massive role in urban New Zealand.

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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Nursery Development at Pourewa

On Wednesday 31 March 2021 the Eastern Bays Network was invited to visit the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei nursery development at Pourewa, on Kepa Road, Ōrākei.

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A Comment on the Unitary Plan Single House Zone Policy

How the unitary plan’s broad policy platform of 'transforming’ our city into a more intensified city is being exploited, and how local communities are being disenfranchised.

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Feedback to the Auckland Council Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Auckland Council is seeking feedback on its Long Term Plan 2021-2031. Remuera Heritage provides the following feedback.

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Historic Wallpaper and Other Treasures – Illustrated Talk by Amy Gaimster

In her illustrated talk, on the 18 February 2021, Amy Gaimster gave an explanation of how her interest in historic wallpaper and interiors developed, and outlined her experience working at the William Morris Gallery.

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Government Plans to Scrap 30-year-old Resource Management Act – How Will This Affect Heritage?

The government will scrap the Resource Management Act (RMA) and replace it with three new pieces of legislation.

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Tour – Two Houses of Kaipara, Saturday 27 February 2021

On Saturday February 27th 2021 Heritage Northland will be leading a tour of the Matakohe area of the Kaipara taking in the history and architecture of two significant homes.

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Just Published and Available for Purchase – The Great Māori Feast at Remuera.

Our publication 'The Great Māori Feast at Remuera' originated as a presentation for the 2020 Auckland Heritage Festival.

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Updated Methodology for Evaluation of Historic Heritage Sites

Updated in August 2020, this document guides the process of evaluating the significance of historic heritage places against Auckland Council criteria.

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Plan Change 31

Auckland Council's decision following the hearing of a Plan Modification to the Auckland Unitary Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991, October 2020.

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Auckland’s Heritage Counts

The Heritage Counts programme started in 2018. It involves collecting statistics and research on Auckland's heritage places.

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Remuera Heritage now a Digital New Zealand partner

Digital NZ which is part of the NZ National Library has harvested our Remuera Heritage stories and data from this website.

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105th anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair

8 August 2020 marked the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair.

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Resource Consent Granted – 78 Orakei Road

The Resource Consent application on 78 Orakei Road was granted on 23 July 2020, after a review hearing by Council Duty Commissioners.

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Caring for Heritage: Wharema, 34 Portland Road

Recent work on the original homestead of Edward William Payton, at 34 Portland Road, built c1887, have been noted by Remuera Heritage.

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Remuera Heritage Newsletter Archive 2020 –

Missed our newsletters? Read our latest news here.

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Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Campaign

‘Remuera’s Century-Old Homes’ is an exciting new campaign developed by Remuera Heritage to capture and share the stories of some of Remuera’s many historic homes.  

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Remuera Heritage 2020 Annual Report

Chair's Annual Report to 31 March 2020.

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Daffodils on Ōhinerau Mt Hobson

The daffodil patch on Ohinerau-Mt Hobson has been mown for in-fill planting of additional daffodil bulbs.

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Dilapidated Condition of Remuera Railway Station

The condition of Remuera Railway Station is of serious concern. There is graffiti, and rust and rot are taking hold.

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11 Mount Hobson Lane

The villa at 11 Mount Hobson Lane has a history that requires further exploration. It may have been associated with the waterworks on Mount Hobson.

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Heritage Under Threat in Remuera

There has been a lot of neighbourhood activity recently around a proposed development at 78 Orakei Road, where a reported 172 year old house is to be demolished to make way for 19 townhouses.

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