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561 Remuera Road, Remuera: Formerly Harvey Furnishings

You may have noticed the transformation underway of the building at 561 Remuera Road on the corner with Minto Road, Remuera. The shops that were Harvey Furnishings are to become a Four Square supermarket.

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Successful judicial review of 44 Ventnor Road development

Neighbours of the 13 townhouse development at 44 Ventnor Rd in Remuera were successful in the Environment Court with their judicial review of the non-notification and resource consenting process by Auckland Council.

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Support the Character Coalition’s Submission Against Further Intensification – ACTION REQUIRED NOW

Submissions on the surprise legislation to enable yet more intensification of Auckland close on 16 November 2021 - NEXT TUESDAY!

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The Hillary Houses of Remuera

Sir Edmund Hillary’s family had a long involvement of residing in Remuera in most of the 20th century.

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Demolition of Wilson’s Jetty

The Wilson's Jetty was removed last week by Auckland Council, against the wishes of local residents. Another example of demolition by neglect.

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Summer Soirée, hosted by Lauraine Jacobs

4.00pm, Early 2022 (TBC) at 21 Ridings Road.

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Demolition of Wilson’s Jetty – Notice of Works Commencing

Demolition of Wilson's jetty will be undertaken from 4-12 October 2021.

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Muriel Lamb (Architects of Remuera)

The Lamb House at 131 Arney Road, Remuera, was built in 1947, designed by a pioneering female architect, Muriel Lamb (1911-2010). This was the first house she designed.

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Demolition of Wilson’s Jetty

Remuera Heritage has received a letter from Auckland Council. It is ironic that after years of not finding the funds to maintain Wilson's Jetty, the council can now find the funds to demolish it.

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The Backlash Against Heritage

Yes we should be worried about the backlash against heritage buildings – read the PHANZA article about the government's apparent reversal in attitude to built heritage and implications on our built environment.

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A History of 37 Upland Road, Remuera

37 Upland Road sits within a pocket of grand houses on Upland Road which were owned by noted Aucklanders. Unfortunately 37 Upland Rd is down a driveway and although it is as grand as the houses surrounding it, it is zoned Mixed Housing Suburban, and is currently under threat from a proposed development.

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In Memoriam: Bruce Culpan 1930-2021

Remuera Heritage notes with sadness the passing of Bruce Culpan, Remuera resident and pharmacist, on 24 August 2021.

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Sholto Smith (Architects of Remuera)

When Sholto Smith (1881-1936) arrived in Auckland in 1920 at the age of 39, he was already experienced in designing modern office buildings and large houses. In his Auckland practice he designed a number of significant houses in Remuera.

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Roy Keith Binney (Architects of Remuera)

Roy Keith Binney (1886-1957), architect, designed some of the most notable houses in Remuera and Parnell in the 1920s, including Guisnes Court, Bankton, Awatea, and a grand house for Amy Hellaby.

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The ‘Remuera Round’ has been Digitised

'Remuera Round' has been digitised and Auckland Libraries have made it accessible on their heritage website. 'Remuera Round' was a local newspaper published weekly in Remuera from 1945 to 1952.

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Biltmore, 251 Remuera Road, Remuera

The house known as Biltmore at 251 Remuera Road, (was number 69 until 1945) on the corner with Omahu Road, was built in 1910 for the Hon. Joseph Augustus Tole K.C., lawyer and barrister.

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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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