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National Policy Statement on Urban Development – what does it mean for Remuera?

Auckland Council has released proposed approaches for implementing the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) including the policies requiring more intensification across the city.

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Vernon Brown (Architects of Remuera)

Vernon Akitt Brown was born in Liverpool on 23 March 1905. He studied architecture at Northern Polytechnic in London and emigrated to Auckland in 1927. He became known for his creosoted “Brown” boxes with white trim.

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Avoca or Ovoca House, Victoria Avenue, Remuera

The house which became Avoca House was built by Reuben Scarborough, probably in the early 1880s, who purchased about 5 acres of land at the bottom of Victoria Avenue.

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Built Heritage at Risk: The Shape of Things to Come

6.30pm, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 at Remuera Library.

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Remuera Heritage 2021 Annual Report

Chair's Annual Report to 31 March 2021.

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Butler House Added as a Category 2 Historic Place

Butler House (Former) has been added to the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero as a Category 2 historic place.

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Roy Lippincott (Architects of Remuera)

Roy Lippincott came to New Zealand as the result of a competition win in 1921. He went on to make a name for himself in designing public buildings and private homes, until returning to the US in 1939. There are a number of Lippincott-designed houses in Remuera.

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Remuera Heritage Annual General Meeting 2021

6.30pm, Friday 21 May 2021 at Remuera Library.

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Homesteads: The Story of New Zealand’s Grand Country Houses, with Debra Millar

At her talk on 15 April 2021 Debra Millar paid tribute to the remarkable legacy of New Zealand's grand rural homesteads.

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Urban Tree Loss: Protecting our heritage environment

Urban trees offer a sense of place and a connection with the past. They are an environmental and cultural touchstone, and play a massive role in urban New Zealand.

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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Nursery Development at Pourewa

On Wednesday 31 March 2021 the Eastern Bays Network was invited to visit the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei nursery development at Pourewa, on Kepa Road, Ōrākei.

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29 Ridings Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

In a suburb known for its grand old houses, the modest dwelling at 29 Ridings Road is a rare surviving example of a vernacular cottage that, at over 140 years old, stands as an important tangible reminder of Remuera’s early horticultural, agricultural and residential history

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21 Ridings Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

As one of only a small number of surviving mid-to-late nineteenth century dwellings in Remuera, 21 Ridings Road stands as a remnant of the suburb’s early colonial architecture and as an important physical reminder of its early residential development, social history and way of life.

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Glenholm, 37 Portland Road, Remuera

The land upon which Glenholm was built originally formed part of the Ōhinerau block II. First auctioned in the 1850s, the block comprised some of the most valuable land in Remuera.

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A Comment on the Unitary Plan Single House Zone Policy

How the unitary plan’s broad policy platform of 'transforming’ our city into a more intensified city is being exploited, and how local communities are being disenfranchised.

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The Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny, Victoria Avenue, Remuera

Cluny Kindergarten at 74 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, closed its doors for the final time on 4 December 2020. The convent and kindergarten on a 2,820m² site, in a Single House zone, is now up for sale.

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Feedback to the Auckland Council Long Term Plan 2021-2031

Auckland Council is seeking feedback on its Long Term Plan 2021-2031. Remuera Heritage provides the following feedback.

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The Story of New Zealand’s Grand Country Houses, with Debra Millar

6.30pm, Thursday, 15 April 2021 at Remuera Library.

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Historic Wallpaper and Other Treasures – Illustrated Talk by Amy Gaimster

In her illustrated talk, on the 18 February 2021, Amy Gaimster gave an explanation of how her interest in historic wallpaper and interiors developed, and outlined her experience working at the William Morris Gallery.

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Government Plans to Scrap 30-year-old Resource Management Act – How Will This Affect Heritage?

The government will scrap the Resource Management Act (RMA) and replace it with three new pieces of legislation.

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Tour – Two Houses of Kaipara, Saturday 27 February 2021

On Saturday February 27th 2021 Heritage Northland will be leading a tour of the Matakohe area of the Kaipara taking in the history and architecture of two significant homes.

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The Parisian Head Seller’s Legacy – A journey through Genealogy

6.30pm, Monday, 15 March 2021 at Remuera Library.

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Just Published and Available for Purchase – The Great Māori Feast at Remuera.

Our publication 'The Great Māori Feast at Remuera' originated as a presentation for the 2020 Auckland Heritage Festival.

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The History of 37 St Vincent Avenue, Remuera

37 St Vincent Avenue made the news recently when it was sold and plans were revealed for the demolition or removal of the 1920s house to make way for 19 townhouses.

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