Posts Tagged ‘Wellington City Council’

Eco-church gets $20k from cash-strapped city council

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Eco-church NZ received $20,000 from the Wellington City Council to support grassroots efforts by churches in Wellington to understand their carbon footprint and develop climate action plans. Eco-church NZ is one of five recipients in the Council’s first round of the new Climate and Sustainability Fund today. “By funding them, we as a Council demonstrate Read more

Iconic Wellington monastery to help solve housing crisis

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Although Wellington icon St Gerard’s church and monastery has been declared earthquake-prone and will close next month, it is unlikely to be pulled down. While St Gerard’s future is ultimately up to the owners, the church – built in 1908 for the Redemptorists – could be deconsecrated so it could be used for events like Read more

City Councillor says church itself not at risk

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett says St Gerard’s Church itself is not at risk, but some “tough calls” might have to be made about the future of other earthquake-prone buildings that are part of the St Gerard’s Monastery. Pannett holds the Council’s heritage building resilience portfolio. She said a special grant was one option the Read more

References to Tangaroa in Wellington’s climate change plan irks councillors

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Tangaroa – the Māori god of the sea – may be little more than a mythological figure, but the mere mention of the divine being’s name in Wellington’s climate change plan has some city councillors spooked. Read more Related Posts:Green posturing damages ‘brand’Climate change approach tips balance for New Zealand’s only…Catholics urged to get involved Read more

St Mary of the Angels rebuild: City Council provides $400,000

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Wellington City Council has agreed to provide $400,000 to help St Mary of the Angels church with its earthquake strengthening. Council staff had recommended giving the church $200,000 to help with its $9.3 million earthquake strengthening project. But city councillors increased their contribution to $400,000 on Thursday, and signalled as much as $500,000 be given Read more

Petition aims to save Erskine College chapel and former convent

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Steven Buck has begun a campaign to save Erskine College, a heritage building in Island Bay that has been red-stickered as an earthquake risk. When the Learning Connexion was based at the College, Mr Buck graduated from an art course there and developed a great affection for the history and design of the building. He Read more

Erskine College gets an orange sticker – red one on the way

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Island Bay’s Erskine College has been orange stickered by the Wellington City Council and could face demolition. Erskine College was a Catholic Girls School which closed down in the 1980s. It was used by an Art School until Feb 2009. The chapel continues to be used for weddings. An orange sticker means that a building Read more