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David Hay and Son of Montpellier Nursery

David Hay and Son of Montpellier Nursery became Auckland’s pre-eminent nurserymen in the years 1855 to 1933.

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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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Christmas Party 2020

Sunday 13th December 2.30-4.30pm Christ Church, Ladies Mile, Ellerslie

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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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62 Orakei Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Occupying its Orakei Road site for well over 100 years, the two-storey Victorian villa at number 62 has, like many other buildings of its age, an interesting and varied past.

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Kelvin Private Hospital, later Kairahi Guest House, 34 (22) Clonbern Road, Remuera

For much of the twentieth century the large stately house at 34 (22) Clonbern Road was a private hospital and guest-house.

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Mary Jane Milne – Businesswoman, Retailer and Co-founder of Milne and Choyce

Mary Jane Milne was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 16 September 1840. Her family left Ireland in July 1863 and arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, on 26 November 1863.

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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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Elmstone, 468 Remuera Road, Remuera

Elmstone, 468 Remuera Road, was built for businessman Victor J Larner in 1909-10 to a design by architect B. C. Chilwell.

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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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Ash Hurst, 93 Benson Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Occupying elevated land and overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, ‘Ash Hurst’ at 93 Benson Road is a grand Spanish Colonial style residence reputedly designed by the preeminent architectural practice of Gummer & Ford.

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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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Benfieldside – 1 Arney Road, Remuera

This property was owned by the General Trust Board of the (Anglican) Diocese of Auckland (and later the Melanesian Mission Trust Board) until 1983. From the early years of the twentieth century, the property was subdivided and leased.

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Mrs Kate McCosh Clark – Author, Artist, Patron and Society Doyen

Kate McCosh Clark was not only an author, artist, patron of the arts and charities, and doyen of society, she was also an early Remuera land developer and owner.

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From Quarry to Stately House and Garden – 7 Pere Street, Remuera

The Bond family built an imposing house on Remuera Road next to what was called Mt Hobson Domain c1920 and transformed what had been an abandoned quarry site into a striking terraced garden.

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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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WW1 Joseph Augustus Humphries (8/4145)

Joseph Augustus Humphries enlisted in December 1915 and sailed for Suez on 1 April 1916 with the rank of Private.

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WW1 Frank Larnach Tate (46402)

Frank Larnach Tate was born on 1 December 1886 and enlisted, in April 1917.

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WW1 Kate Evelyn Wright (22/11)

Kate Evelyn Wright enlistment in April 1915 and is remembered on the Remuera Primary School Memorial Gates.

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Remuera Heritage 2020 Annual Report

Chair's Annual Report to 31 March 2020.

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