Posts Tagged ‘Historic Churches’

Churches Project keeps Whanganui Camera Club members busy

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

Whanganui Camera Club is well into its Churches Project, with over 20 churches in the district now photographed. It’s quite a challenge – there are over 60 places of worship in the Whanganui area and the club hopes to include most of these, aiming to document the exteriors and the inside details of all of Read more

Loss of historic churches an unfolding tragedy

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Stewart Harvey, Chairman of the New Zealand Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust, has described the fate of historic churches as a quietly unfolding New Zealand tragedy. Harvey expressed his view in an article, Saving Grace that appeared in the Autumn 2012 edition of Heritage, In the article Matt Philp described the fate of a number of Read more

Teschemakers Chapel…the story continues

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Susie Scott, whose family has an association with the Teschemakers Catholic girls’ boarding school going back to its establishment in 1911, has now had a High Court decision which confirms the altar cannot be removed from the  College chapel without a resource consent. The dispute dates from August, 2010 when contractors Naylor Love arrived to remove Read more

Catholic buildings in Auckland get heritage status

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The historic importance of two Auckland Catholic buildings has been recognised. The NZ Historic Places Trust recently registered Bishop’s House in Ponsonby, and St Benedict’s Church and presbytery, as Category 1 historic places, identifying them as places of outstanding heritage significance. Continue reading

Church rejects 11th-hour bid to save Hamilton’s Euphrasie House

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

A late bid to save landmark Hamilton East building Euphrasie House has been rejected by the Catholic Church, which bought the building in 2012. The Hamilton East Community Trust (HECT) is still fighting to keep the pre-World War II Spanish mission-style convent standing, despite the church diocese gaining consent to demolish the 74-year-old building. The Read more

New Zealand has its own pilgrimages

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Pilgrimages have greatly advanced in popularity in recent years throughout the world. Who would have thought that thousands of people, young and old, would queue to walk the 800+ km of the Pilgrimage to Compostela in Spain, recently popularized by the film “The Way”, at present screening in New Zealand cinemas! The film is well Read more

Increased insurance premiums about to hit like a tsunami

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Expected increased insurance premiums for  historic Dunedin churches have been likened to a “tsunami about to hit”. Dunedin diocese’s general manager Stuart Young said  parishioners were ultimately the ones who would bear the costs of increased insurance premiums, brought about by the Christchurch earthquakes. “It is a tsunami about to hit us. We face a Read more