Dunedin heritage buildings

Council says heritage buildings under threat

Council says heritage buildings under threat

Important heritage buildings in Dunedin could be lost if proposed changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) are confirmed, the Dunedin City Council says.

Heritage building projects awarded

Heritage building projects awarded

A 130-year-old former head office and a project to strengthen a 104-year-old student hall of residence are the big winners of Dunedin's annual heritage reuse awards this year.

Planned hotel 'architectural arrogance'

Planned hotel 'architectural arrogance'

Three brothers who own a collection of heritage buildings in Dunedin's warehouse precinct say the area risks being ''destroyed'' by plans for a waterfront hotel.

Heritage grants for buildings

Heritage grants for buildings

The owners of the former St Patrick's Church School and Hall in Lawrence, a distinctive, category 1 listed building, have received a $60,000 grant to help with conservation work.

Consent requirement 'frustrating'

Consent requirement 'frustrating'

The owner of a Dunedin heritage building with more than a century of history as an office block says being forced to apply for resource consent to continue the tradition is "frustrating".

Empire one of six top Historic Places listings

Empire one of six top Historic Places listings

It may be an unassuming building, but music academic Dr Graeme Downes says to those who know its significance in music circles, heritage recognition for Dunedin's Empire Hotel is "a pretty amazing thing".

Stavely Building awarded $27,000

Stavely Building awarded $27,000

The owners of a historic Dunedin building damaged by a suspicious fire more than three years ago have been awarded nearly $30,000 to help pay for restoration work.

Rare win as joint bid saves heritage building

Rare win as joint bid saves heritage building

Dunedin's heritage stock has scored a rare win, with a private owner, local government and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust working together to save a historic building.

Council ponders remedy for port

Concerns Port Chalmers heritage buildings are being damaged by the shaking they receive when heavy vehicles pass through the town's centre will be voiced, but when, to whom, and how, is yet to be decided.

New rate will help heritage B&B operators

Dunedin city councillors yesterday threw their support behind new initiatives designed to ease the financial burden on the city's heritage bed and breakfast operators.

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