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Christmas at the old Post Office

It was wet and windy for our Christmas party but thanks to the hospitality of Sotheby’s Remuera, we were warmly hosted inside the old Remuera Post Office, the historic landmark building in Remuera. There was a guest piper to brighten the day, 21-year-old Finlay John Cameron who is here from Lochaber, Scotland.

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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.

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Christmas Party at the PO

2.00 - 400pm, Sunday 20 November 2022 at Sotheby's International Real Estate in the Old Remuera Post Office.

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Ōhinerau Mt Hobson: its creation and history

Dr Bruce Hayward, geologist and marine ecologist, gave a hugely informative and entertaining talk on the eruption and formation of Ohinerau Mt Hobson, Mt St John and the Orakei Basin, at our Auckland Heritage Festival event on 7 October 2022.

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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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St Paul’s Methodist Church, St Vincent Avenue, Remuera, is celebrating 100 years!

Celebrate this event with an 'At Home' on Saturday 26 November 2022 from 1pm to 4pm.

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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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St Ann’s, 43 Arney Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Previously described as ‘an English country cottage on a grand scale’, St Ann’s is a notable example of the domestic work of architect, B. C. Chilwell and makes an important contribution to one of Remuera’s most prestigious streetscapes.

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Binswood, 229 Remuera Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Designed in 1927, by Roy A. Lippincott, ‘Binswood’ has important associations with a number of individuals who made significant contributions in their respective fields.

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Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022: The Queen at Ellerslie Races, Boxing Day 1953

On her first visit to New Zealand in 1953, newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II, with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, attended a Boxing Day meeting at Ellerslie racecourse.

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The Glen District of East Auckland, from 1843

At a Remuera Heritage event on 9 September 2022 Vivienne Wilson spoke about her Taylor ancestor Lieutenant General William Taylor and the houses he and his family built in Auckland.

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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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Aachen House, 39 Market Road – Sold July 2022

39 Market Road Remuera has been owned by the Dilworth Ulster Institute (Dilworth School) and the Dilworth Trust Board for 100 years

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The Glens: A Rich History

6.30 pm, Friday 9th September 2022 at Remuera Library

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‘Capri’, 231 Remuera Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Described as "one of the most substantially built brick houses in Auckland", the dwelling at present-day 231 Remuera Road was built in approximately 1903.

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Searching for the location of the Great Feast of Remuera

6.30pm, Friday 12 August 2022 at Remuera Library

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Invitation to a Public Meeting on Housing Intensification

This is the largest public event to date about the government's new housing legislation, to give voice to your opposition to the intensification legislation due to come into effect 20th August 2022

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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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