Posts Tagged ‘Wellington’

Planners’ Screw-ups

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Ever wondered why the terminal is on the wrong side of the runway? (more…)

My favourite modernist building … Old Wool House

Sunday, October 16th, 2016


In the late 1950s I had cause to visit Bernard Johns & Whitwell’s office one night, (more…)

Demolition by ignorance?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

On Saturday morning (10 September 2016) on The Nation, the Social Housing Minister, Paula Bennett, claimed that she was doing everything “humanly possible” (more…)

My favourite modernist building … state houses

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The state houses of the First Labour Government (1935-1949) are justly famous (more…)

Can ugly buildings be heritage?

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

This question responds to the idea that ugliness (more…)

Time for NZ’s Memorial Park Precinct to officially be heritage?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Is this Armistice anniversary the time to ask “Should Pukeahu be formally declared a heritage area?”


The opening of Pukeahu during ANZAC celebrations this year was an acknowledgement of the past but also of the ability of heritage to contribute to the future.  (more…)

C21st hitching posts

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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In the last week or so, shiny, colourful and new street accessories have been appearing on the streets of Wellington. (more…)