Posts Tagged ‘Historic Places Trust’

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

Turn Wellington’s St Gerard’s into apartments or hotel

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

St Gerard’s Monastery, on a hill overlooking Oriental Parade, is unquestionably one of Wellington’s landmark buildings. It is also an earthquake risk. Rex Nicholls, a Wellington property developer and husband of a former Mayor has, by way of a letter to the editor, offered the church some free advice on how to fund the earthquake strengthening Read more

Blessing of restored Christ figure in Futuna Chapel on Sunday

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Absent for 12 years, the recently recovered and restored Christ figure will be returned to the currently empty cross in Futuna Chapel on Sunday March 17th 2013.  There will be a public bi-cultural unveiling and blessing ceremony of the re-instated figure at Futuna Chapel at 10am, before the Open Day which will begin at 1pm The discovery in Read more