20 Sep 2018

Heritage EQUIP newsletter - September 2018

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Welcome to Heritage EQUIP News – providing advice, industry updates and information on access to funding for heritage building owners.

Snapshots of Heritage EQUIP in action

We've chosen photographs from some of the Heritage EQUIP projects currently underway to highlight the interesting building restorations the programme is supporting.

Take a look at Heritage EQUIP in action

Work begins at the Milton Street Substation. This image shows work beginning on improving the strength of the foundations.
Submit your application by 19 November

A reminder that applications for the next round of Heritage EQUIP funding are due by Monday 19 November. 

Find out how to apply


Research aims to create eco-rubber seismic-isolation foundation systems

A University of Canterbury research project, aiming to create ‘eco-rubber seismic-isolation foundation systems’ that will improve the seismic resilience of low-rise buildings, will receive a grant of $1 million from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 

Read the full story

Dr Gabriele Chiaro from the University of Canterbury, who has received a prestigious Smart Ideas grant. Image courtesy of the University of Canterbury.
Developing a plan for your building

If your building has been identified as earthquake-prone, or you expect it to be, you'll need to consider your options carefully.

If you are planning a seismic strengthening project you'll need to define what you want to achieve, why you want to do it, and how it will be funded.

Read more about scoping your project


Celebrating Heritage 

Cities around the country are set to celebrate the various dimensions of heritage during October, as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch host a series of heritage festivals.

Hundreds of activities, ranging from exhibitions, self-guided walks, talks and workshops will be on offer during this time.

A number of special events will be held at important heritage buildings, including an Auckland Museum rooftop tour, a tour of St Gerard's Monastery in Wellington, and a talk about the restoration of McLean's Mansion in Christchurch. 


In the news

The impact of earthquake-prone building obligations on smaller town centres has featured in the news lately. Here’s the Mayor of Rangitikei talking about Marton – a town with many heritage buildings. Needless to say we’re keeping abreast of this issue, and we continue to work with councils to support their efforts with building owners.

Heritage expert Dr Ann McEwen was also interviewed on RNZ recently. You can listen to her conversation with Jesse Mulligan about New Zealand's heritage buildings here.

Auckland Tepid Baths (1914) is an example of a fabulous conservation says Dr Ann McEwan.