Posts Tagged ‘Selling churches’

Clever kiwi conversion of former convent Comments 0

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Former Aucklanders Alan and Kath Jenkins discovered the 1870s Arrowtown stone convent when scouting for a “do-up.” The cottage, protected by the Historic Places Trust, was home to many nuns, who taught at the local St Joseph’s School until it closed in 1943.  Continue reading Related Posts:Historic Marlborough convent to be luxury accommodationNuns say mistranslated Read more

Good George to open bar in Cambridge’s Pink Church Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Good George chief executive Race Louden has confirmed the company has bought Cambridge’s Pink church and will transform it into a bar and restaurant. However, questions still remain over whether the church will keep its distinctive colour. Louden said the decision had yet to be made but hinted at a return to a former colour scheme. Read more

Loss of historic churches an unfolding tragedy Comments 0

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