A new heritage trust will be of "huge benefit" to the district, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says.
The lack of a "strong heritage champion" around the table of the Queenstown Lakes District Council is a concern to the Queenstown and District Historical Society and agencies in the heritage field, the society says.
A heritage panel which would have input into resource consent applications affecting historical buildings and properties is being considered by the Waitaki District Council, amidst concerns it could make the process lengthier and costlier for developers.
People complain if "holes" appear in the city centre, which is why the Dunedin City Council requires building owners to retain or replace building structures, city development manager Anna Johnson says.
Slate roofs will be brought back to the University of Otago's historic professorial houses, in keeping with the original design, as part of a maintenance and restoration project.
Diseased heritage trees are being cut limb by limb during a three-day project to fell seven ash specimens from Wanaka's historic "avenue of trees" under a Queenstown Lakes District Council district-wide policy.
The first step in the restoration of the historic Phoenix Mill water wheel in Oamaru began yesterday with an archaeologist and conservation surveyor visiting its Old Mill Rd site to gather information for conservation and engineering works plans.
Owner of Karnford historic home Judy Black pours milk into a cup of tea for Jenny Kirk, of Dunedin, at the Gold Rush Gala held at Karnford, Milton.
Neva Bertram (5), of Dunedin, shows her vision for the future of her city, yesterday, as the Layers of Gold heritage celebrations concluded.
The Gabriel's Gully 150th anniversary gave the descendants of Thomas and Beatrice McMullan the chance to celebrate both the gold rush and their family's heritage.
The launch of a children's book on the history of the gold rush in Lawrence has been well received by the community.
The letter in which Gabriel Read shares the credit with Edward Peters for the discovery of gold in Otago 150 years ago has gone on show at Archives New Zealand, in Dunedin.
A heritage stalwart was honoured at last night's official launch of the city's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Part of Oamaru's main street is to get a half-million dollar make-over, including heritage-style kerbing and channelling on one side of lower Thames St.
A second Rattray St building appears to be facing demolition, after the Dunedin City Council late yesterday received an application to demolish the N. & E. S. Paterson Ltd building.
Arrowtown's historic Dudley's Cottage could be getting a makeover as a gold-mining and sightseeing base featuring guided mountain-bike and 4WD tours and interactive gold-panning.
The historic Skippers Point School, located in the Skippers Canyon, is being given a make-over this week, with Department of Conservation staff replacing weatherboards, painting and clearing vegetation from around the school house and associated buildings.
A Dunedin archivist is to present a petition to the Dunedin City Council to ask it to do all it can to ensure the retention and preservation of the partially collapsed Barron's Building in Rattray St.