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Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board’s 2006 Heritage Awards

21 August 2006

The Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board is calling for nominations for its annual Heritage Awards for the tenth time.

Entry to the awards is open to any heritage or character buildings, places or objects within the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board area and can include residential dwellings, commercial/retail, industrial, institutional, streetscape and community heritage areas.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awards after they evolved from a vision of Councillor Anna Crighton.

It has always been important to Cr Crighton that not only the owners of big, impressive buildings are targeted, but also the more modest workers’ cottages in the area as well as villas, commercial, retail and cultural buildings as well as historic sites.  The success of the awards over the years reflects the community’s great commitment to heritage. 

The awards scheme has been running since 1997 and was established to recognise the efforts of the community in initiatives taken to preserve the built or constructed character and heritage of the Hagley/Ferrymead area.

Nominations for the awards close on Friday 29 September. The presentation of awards will be held on Wednesday 8 November at Warners Historic Hotel, which was the winner of the Supreme Award in 2004.

Other Award winners over the years has been the Christchurch Music Centre in the former convent in Barbadoes St, the Caledonian Hall, Avebury House, Whalebone Cottage, Mother Hubards in Redcliffs and the Heritage Hotel building.

One award will be made for each of the following categories: 

  • Retention – A building previously under threat of demolition but now secured for the future by either private or community initiative.
  • Conservation and Restoration – Items in this category must have undergone a conservation and-or restoration programme within the past year or be part of a staged conservation and-or restoration programme.
  • Education and Awareness – Initiatives undertaken by individuals or community groups to promote heritage education and awareness.
  • Children – Aimed at raising the heritage awareness of the young and to encourage them to be proactive within their local environment.
  • Good Caretaker – To recognise property owners who have maintained properties in original or near original condition for some years.
  • Pre 1850 Award – Is to recognise Maori and European cultural heritage sites significant to Tangata Whenua prior to organised European settlement.
  • The Supreme Award recognises efforts by business and retailers in the City Centre to preserve or maintain a heritage building.


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