Heritage at Risk

It is unusual for public servants in New Zealand to publicly challenge members of the public or private companies for not looking after their heritage buildings.  It is perhaps our attitude of ‘a man’s [sic] house is his castle’ which is behind our culture of allowing owners to do virtually anything they want to virtually any building…

The Jungle Takes Over

This Wellington building had been closed for only 18 months, while it waited for earthquake strengthening, when I took this photo.  Clearly it doesn’t take very long for buildings to be taken back into the jungle. A further reminder to me about the importance of day-to-day maintanence of heritage buildings, and about how small, incremental damage can be done to…