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Greg Bowron Heritage Scholarship – applications due 31 July

Date: 10.03.17   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

The aim of the Greg Bowron Heritage Scholarship is to assist recipients to travel and/or study within New Zealand or overseas in the field of building or architectural conservation methods, history, techniques and philosophies for the purpose of investing their thus acquired expertise into the New Zealand context on their return to New Zealand. For [...]

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Date: 09.07.14   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

Concerned citizens and Canterbury heritage groups including Historic Places Canterbury, IConIC and Civic Trust are appalled at the news that CERA has issued an s38 demolition order on the Christchurch Technical College (now CPIT) Memorial Hall at the request of CPIT. This imposing building was opened in 1935 as a specially designed memorial to the [...]

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Majestic Theatre, Christchurch: Demolition Started

Date: 23.04.14   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

Opened on 1 March 1930, The Majestic Theatre was built for John Fuller & Sons. Billed as ‘The Showplace of Christchurch’, the Art Deco building contained three upper floors of offices, known as Majestic House. It is Christchurch’s first fully steel-framed building. The building is a Group 2 scheduled heritage building, of ‘national or regional [...]

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St Joseph’s Church, Morrinsville, demolished

Date: 18.03.14   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morrinsville, was designed in 1958-62 by Angus, Flood & Griffiths of Hamilton. Built in 1964-65, the design was radical, had simplicity in form both externally and internally, and strong Pacific form. The simple external upturned parabola defied the level of innovation and detailing, creating both the exterior and interior form with [...]

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Hutt City Council Precinct – proposed demolitions

Date: 12.12.13   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

Docomomo New Zealand is alarmed to hear about the proposed demolition of the Lower Hutt Town Hall and Horticultural Hall, both designed by King, Cook & Dawson and built in 1957 and 1959 respectively. The two halls are part of a unique group of exemplary Modern Movement buildings designed by two highly regarded architectural firms [...]

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Lyttelton Tunnel Authority Administration Building: demolished

Date: 17.07.13   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

We at DOCOMOMO New Zealand mourn the loss, in 2013, of the Lyttelton Road Tunnel Authority Building. The Tunnel Building, designed by Peter Beaven from 1962 and completed in 1964, was one of the country’s finest modern buildings, demonstrating Beaven’s interest in contemporary international architecture while at the same time creating a local metaphor – Canterbury’s [...]

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DOCOMOMO NZ membership forms for 2013-2014 now available

Date: 17.07.13   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

To join or renew your DOCOMOMO NZ membership, please click here: DOCOMOMO_NZ_membership_form

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Civic Building, Auckland

Date: 27.09.12   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

Heritage is a matter of national importance and when it comes to heritage retention, local authorities should be leading by example. Thus it is shocking to read in the NZ Herald (20 July 2012, p. 2) that Auckland Council is considering demolishing its Civic Building in Aotea Square. The Civic Building, designed by Council Architect [...]

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Long Live the Modern in Wanganui, 9 April to 22 May 2011

Date: 13.04.11   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

The exhibition, ‘Long Live the Modern: New Zealand’s New Architecture, 1904-1984′, will show at the Sarjeant Gallery in Wanganui from 9 April to 22 May 2011.  In conjunction with the exhibition, co-curator Julia Gatley and Gus Fisher Gallery director Linda Tyler will give a floor talk and lecture on Saturday 14 May.  For more information, contact [...]

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Christchurch Earthquake – donate now

Date: 28.02.11   Categories: Uncategorized   Posted By: JMG

Like all New Zealanders we at DOCOMOMO New Zealand are devastated by the recent earthquakes in Christchurch and we encourage donations through the following websites:  The New Zealand Government’s Christchurch Earthquake appeal: New Zealand Historic Places Trust: Architecture for Humanity’s fund for Christchurch: The Red Cross: The Salvation Army:

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