Auckland’s heritage suffers the death of a thousand careless cuts

By Hamish Keith In Cultural Curmudgeon

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18th February, 2012
The catastrophic event in Christchurch last year ought to have radically changed the way we view our urban heritage. Sadly, it has not. In Auckland, the city's links to its past continue to suffer a death of a thousand careless cuts. If anything, the southern experience seems to have reinforced a dangerously narrow view of just what is valuable in our urban history. Heritage, in that view, is solely about architectural aesthetics. Buildings, to escape the developer's bulldozer, have to be of unquestioned architectural merit. That is the theory, anyway. It is clearly an elastic measure that, ...

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