Harsh Reality: Current Challenges for Historic Heritage in NZ – Two Symposia
Two upcoming symposia are looking at the current challenges for historic heritage in New Zealand. Each will evaluate the preservation and contribution of buildings, character neighbourhoods, and sites of historic importance to the country’s cultural heritage.
Historic Places Aotearoa and ICOMOS NZ’s Joint Conference 2022, 11 – 13 November, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland
You are warmly invited to join the 2022 Joint Conference of Historic Places Aotearoa and ICOMOS NZ (The New Zealand National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites).
The theme for this year’s conference, Harsh Reality: Current Challenges For Historic Heritage in NZ, addresses the current challenges for historic heritage in New Zealand, posed by significant changes in planning legislation, the consequences of intervention in achieving seismic resilience, and overcoming neglect through maintenance good practice, use, and re-use of built heritage. Each invoke challenges to the preservation and contribution of buildings, character neighborhoods, and sites of historic importance to the country’s cultural heritage.
This conference will be formally hosted by HPA member Historic Places Auckland Tamaki Makaurau.
You may choose to attend all or parts of the conference.
Alex Dempsey will make a presentation on behalf of Character Coalition during Session Two just after lunch on Saturday, The Collective Strength of Heritage Groups. Earlier the same morning, committee member Allan Matson presents Intensification and Qualitfying Matters Explained. The full conference programme is here.
When: 5:30pm Friday 11 November – 4:30pm Sunday 13 November
Where: John Kinder House, Parnell and Parnell Hotel, Auckland – plus a free field-trip to Wintergarden Glasshouses and Rotherham House, Stanley Bay
How: 1: Fill out registration form here
2: Email registration to firstname.lastname@example.org
3: Deposit conference fees to bank account detailed in “Payment” section of registration form with your name and “2022 Conf” in reference sections
Cost: Full conference (non member), $130, Day Registration (non-member) $50 includes morning tea and lunch.
You are warmly invited to the Devonport Heritage Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday 15 November at Devonport Library.
There are two great speakers – Dave Serjeant a local resource management specialist who advised us on our submissions to Plan Change 78. Dave will explain the Independent Hearings Panel process that lies ahead next year that will determine whether Devonport’s special character protections will continue.
Also, Tom Webster the new presenter of TVOne’s Grand Designs programme will answer questions about choosing to live in Devonport, restoring old buildings and television fame.
Light refreshments will be provided.