Save our suburbs

By Bill Ralston In Life

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28th January, 2012
It’s slowly dawning on me that I’m about to lose the suburb I live in. Over the next decade or so, many of the heritage buildings will go and the Victorian villas that make up the majority of homes in the neighbourhood will be torn down. It’s a tragedy that Christchurch has already lost hundreds of its inner-city heritage sites, city blocks yawn emptily and entire long-established suburbs are on death row — but that has been brought about by natural calamity. In Auckland we are about to achieve the same desolate effect by a demented act of will. In a couple of months the Auckland ...

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