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The Village Green (formerly the Stables), 415 Remuera Road, Remuera

History and conclusion regarding the origins of the Village Green (formerly the Stables)

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Re-opening of St Heliers Library

“After a year of works this gorgeous heritage library has been lovingly restored. Heritage done well means you can almost not see the changes. As a result of Auckland Council investment our beautiful St Heliers library is future proofed for many generations to come."

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In Memory of Ngaire Bailey (nee Keys) 1929-2023

Remuera Heritage notes with sadness the passing of Ngaire Bailey in January 2023, aged 93. Ngaire was a member of Remuera Heritage and the granddaughter of Leonard John Keys, the first store owner in Remuera.

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In memory of Jeremy Salmond

Remuera Heritage wishes to acknowledge the huge contribution to heritage architecture, restoration and preservation. He was particularly helpful last year in assisting Remuera residents to identify the special character and heritage features of their properties in response to Council’s Plan Change 78 re housing intensification. He has left a huge legacy for New Zealand heritage.

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Auckland Heritage Counts 2022 report by Auckland Council

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

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Visit to Pourewa māra kai gardens 6th October 2022 – a must see!

Nine Remuera Heritage members braved the elements on the coldest, wettest and windiest day of the year to visit Ngāti Whātua’s Pourewa.

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Planning Committee Agrees to Schedule More Notable Trees

The Tree Council welcomes the recent Auckland Council Planning Committee’s decision to put forward additional trees to be added to Schedule 10 (Notable Trees) in the upcoming notification of the August 2022 Unitary Plan change.

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Waitemata Harbour from Mt Hobson with Remuera Road in the foreground, 1884-1889

A new early photograph Auckland Harbour from Remuera, 1884-1889, from The British Library.

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Searching for the location of the Great Feast of Remuera – Have we found the site?

Tony Batistich, heritage geographer, has analysed various view points on the location of the Great Feast at Remuera in 1844.

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Plan change 78 from Auckland Council on Intensification

The most important recent is Plan Change 78 on Intensification. Please go to the maps and check if your and your neighbours’ properties are affected by intensification.

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Ōrākei Local Board feedback on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and RMA amendments 2021 – Council’s preliminary response

Orakei Local Board agrees with the advice of the Heritage Advisory Panel dated 6th June 2022 (copied - Appendix A) and Council’s Feedback Report analysing public views on Special Character Areas, which support retaining these areas.

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Include Score 4 property in the Special Character Area assessments!

Include Score 4 property in the Special Character Area assessments! The public feedback very clearly supported retaining Special Character Areas and supporting the creation of more Special Character Areas (SCAs).

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Character Coalition: Lobbying of Councillors and Local Board Chairs

Now is the time for Aucklanders to express their concerns for the future of Auckland and its Special Character Area’s (SCA's). Character Coalition believes a significant vote on the future status of SCA's will be made by Councillors at a meeting on 30 June.

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URGENT Action Required: National Policy Statement on Urban Development and Special Character Areas

We are challenging Council’s approach and looking at alternative ways of optimising qualifying matter opportunities under the centrally driven housing enabling regime. We need your help too.

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Remuera Heritage 2022 Annual Report

Chair's Annual Report to 31 March 2022.

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Have Your Say on Auckland Council’s new housing rules

Auckland Council currently has its new housing rules out for consultation with Aucklanders in a very short timeframe. Feedback is due by 9th May 2022!

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Auckland deserves better

Auckland should be properly planned to keep its special character and natural beauty. Support the Character Coalition in its defence of this.

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New housing rules: The big changes for Auckland

Auckland Council will be releasing the new housing intensification rules soon. Please give feedback to Auckland Council on their proposed changes to housing density on Have Your Say, from 19 April - 9 May 2022.

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The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Act and its impact on housing for Remuera

Remuera Heritage submits on the impacts of reducing the Single House Zone and Special Character Area Overlay in Remuera

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