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".
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.