For Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull, the stunning but underused heritage buildings between Cumberland and Crawford Sts do not have to be used as commercial buildings, or apartments.
Dunedin heritage buildings
One of the problems lying at the heart of the threat to Dunedin's heritage buildings is also one of the most difficult to solve - a surfeit of heritage buildings in a city struggling to grow to a size that would make it economically viable to reuse them.
The disastrous Canterbury earthquake, hopefully, has had at least one positive outcome.
The loss of the Garrison Hall in Port Chalmers is "demolition by neglect", local historian John Neilson says.
The Dunedin City Council is investigating work carried out on a historic building in Dundas St, after a corrugated iron roof was installed over one of the terrace houses yesterday.
Road workers in Caversham, Dunedin, yesterday uncovered what appears to be a link to one of the city's earlier hotels.
Restoration work on the badly damaged tomb of William Larnach in Dunedin's Northern Cemetery has taken another significant step with the installation of security and lighting systems.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust (HPT) has been challenged to help the Dunedin City Council beef up a council-administered heritage fund.
Original pieces from one of Dunedin's oldest commercial buildings are being saved in the hope one day replicas can be made and the building's facade rebuilt.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says public safety is paramount and it is "not unlikely" the Dunedin City Council will look at a change of policy to make sure the city's historic buildings are structurally sound.
A group that has to reapply for incorporation as a charitable trust has secured a $20,000 Dunedin City Council grant to appraise a heritage building it does not own.
Internet giant Google could barely believe one of the southern hemisphere's most historic cityscapes had only one building rendered in three dimensions on Google Earth - and that the building was modern and soon to be mothballed.
Otago's gold heritage will be celebrated at the third Dunedin Heritage Festival, to be held next year.
After almost two years of hearings, petitions, public meetings and heated opposition, a Christchurch developer has been given approval to demolish a group of historic buildings in Princes St, Dunedin
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust is disappointed a Dunedin City Council hearings committee has approved demolition of a group of historic buildings in Princes St.
Relatively cheap and simple measures can protect many of Dunedin's heritage buildings from much of the kind of earthquake damage evident in Christchurch, structural engineer Lou Robinson says.
Despite concerns about the loss of Dunedin's heritage buildings, there are some "extremely enthusiastic" building owners, committed to making sure the city's heritage is saved, city councillor Dave Cull says.