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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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37 Bell Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century Old Homes Project)

The original dwelling at present-day 37 Bell Road was built sometime before 1892 reflecting the style of residence that had begun to characterise the residential suburbs of Victorian Auckland.

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Remuera Heritage Annual General Meeting, 2022

6.30pm, Friday 27 May 2022, at Remuera Library.

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Remuera Residents Association – Annual General Meeting 2022

7.30pm, Thursday 5 May 2022 at Remuera Library

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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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Horace Lovell Massey, WW1 Serviceman and Architect (Architects of Remuera)

Horace Lovell Massey (1895-1978) was a notable architect who designed many distinctive houses in Remuera. He was born in Auckland in 1895.

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31 and 33 Bell Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Built as identical two-storey houses in c.1885 on the corners of Bell and Shera roads, the subject residences are two of Bell Road’s earliest buildings and stand as a direct link to Remuera’s early residential history.

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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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In memory of Joan Thompson 1926-2022

Joan Thompson recorded an oral history with Remuera Heritage in 2018. She was the last surviving pupil of Ladies College in Remuera.

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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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Newmarket Police Station – End of an Era

The old Newmarket Police Station on the corner of Remuera and Middleton Roads is listed on Auckland Council’s Historic Heritage Schedule has closed.

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Strathcona, 35 Seaview Road, Remuera

The residence located at present-day 35 Seaview Road, known as Strathcona, was built before 1905. Although the exact date of the villa’s construction is not known, records indicate that a number of buildings had been established on the site by 1884.

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Tupuna Maunga Authority Draft Plan for 2022-23 to 2024-25 and what it means for Ōhinerau Mt Hobson

Great to see the programme for Ohinerau Mt Hobson in the Tupuna Maunga Authority plan for 2022-23 to 2024-25 and give feedback.

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Binswood, 229 Remuera Road, Remuera

This house on the side of Ohinerau Mt Hobson was originally built in 1927. It was designed by the noted American architect Roy Alstan Lippincott (1885-1969) who worked in New Zealand from 1921 to 1939.

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Submission on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply…) Amendment Bill

This Amendment Bill was introduced on 19th October 2021 and proposes Auckland Council will be required to enable more dense housing in August 2022.

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Auckland’s Heritage Counts 2021

The latest edition of Auckland’s Heritage Counts is now out!

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Gift a Remuera Heritage book this Christmas

Special offer for members and followers this Christmas.

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Decoding Your Home

Experts from Auckland Council’s Heritage Unit, Archives, the Auckland Libraries’ Research Centre and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga share resources to help you research your property’s history and style.

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