Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

Update 28 Sept 2018: The below was written on 26 Sept 2018, but in the following two days, all of the buildings discussed below have been removed from the Wellington Council’s list of Unreinforced Masonry (URM) buildings except one – the Newtown Hotel building discussed below. 26 Sept 2018: A major deadline approaches in Wellington, and…

Church and Earthquakes

In the next of our guest posts, Max Reeves, a student of Victoria University of Wellington’s Museums and Heritage Studies programme, writes about two small churches affected by the November 2016 earthquakes.   One of the joys of travelling through small town New Zealand is the cosy, picturesque Gothic revival churches which pop up in seemingly every…