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Remuera Heritage Newsletter February 2019 No. 40

25-Feb-2019

 REMUERA HERITAGE NEWSLETTER February 2019 No. 40 

EVENTS 

This year Remuera Heritage is looking at some of the natural heritage issues in Auckland, including the value of the urban forest, the impact of development on our environment and fighting kauri dieback disease. To date we have confirmed these speakers .

DR MELS BARTON OF THE TREE COUNCIL ON SAVING AUCKLAND’S NATURAL HERITAGE AND FIGHTING KAURI DIEBACK DISEASE – Thursday 21st March 2019 

An environmental scientist turned coordinator, campaigner, organiser, networker and environmental advocate, Mels works with many community organisations and not-for-profits including The Tree Council, Friends of Regional Parks, Revive Our Gulf and Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand. She is Chair of both the Titirangi Residents & Ratepayers Association and the Combined Waitākere Ranges R&R Group and is a former Trustee of Ecomatters Environment Trust and the Weedfree Trust. She has been the National and Auckland Coordinator of NZAEE Seaweek since 2011 and is a leading member of the Waitākere Rāhui campaign and the Kauri Rescue project team. 

When: Thursday 21st March 2019 at 6.30pm 

Where: Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Road, Remuera

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MARGARET STANLEY, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, ON THE URBAN FOREST - Thursday 13th June 2019 

Margaret Stanley, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, has broad ecological interests and her research group has covered a menagerie of organisms, from invasive ants, weeds and feral pigs, to urban trees and birds. Her research aims to understand and mitigate the impacts of people on biodiversity, particularly the impacts of invasive species and urban development. 

When: Thursday 13th June 2019 at 6.30pm 

Where: Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Road, Remuera


REMUERA HERITAGE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Friday 10TH May 2019

Book this date – the speaker will be Mary Donald, Archivist & Oral Historian on the Remuera oral history programme




FRIENDS OF PUREWA - ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EXPLORING CEMETERIES?

Purewa Cemetery is setting up a Friends of Purewa who will help explore the history and stories of Purewa which was founded in 1889 by the Anglican Church. There is already a list of Notable Graves on their website, and the trust is looking to research the graves, introduce guided walks and tours. Anyone interested in joining the friends to help with this initiative can contact Sue Cooper on: Friends@purewa.co.nz


NEW ZEALAND HISTORY - SHOULD IT BE COMPULSORY IN SCHOOLS?

The N Z History Federation has forwarded details of a petition to the government by the N Z History Teachers’ Association to “pass legislation that would make compulsory the coherent teaching of our own past across appropriate year levels in our schools, with professional development and resources to do so provided.” Let’s get New Zealand history properly taught. Over 2,500 people have signed the petition so far. The petition closes on the 31st March 2019 – you can find the petition here if you think it's a good idea to have New Zealand history taught in schools. 




ST KENTIGERN TO SELL REMUERA ROAD CAMPUS, THE FORMER CORRAN SCHOOL

St Kentigern plans to sell the Remuera Road campus which accommodates its pre-school and girls’ primary school, ahead of a move to its Shore Road campus in Remuera. St Kentigern had taken over the old Corran private girls' school at 514 Remuera Rd in a 2009 merger. The pre-school will remain at Remuera Rd until the end of 2022 when the new buildings will be ready at Shore Road. The history of Corran School is very much part of Remuera’s history – read more about the history here. 


IN MEMORIAM

Michael Horwood died on 14 December 2018 at the age of 84. Remuera Heritage spoke with Michael on 14 October 2014 about his memories of growing up in Remuera and of the Remuera shops. Michael Horwood was the owner of Peppercorn kitchenware shop in the 1980s and 90s. Click Here to Read More

Judith Preston Anderson died in early February in Yorkshire England. She had visited New Zealand and gave talks at St Aidan’s Church, Parnell Heritage and the Remuera Library on Margaret Moxon's furniture. Margaret Moxon (from Hull) was the wife of Reverend George Adam Kissling who was the first Vicar of St Mary's Parnell. There will be a memorial service for Judith at St Aidan's on Monday March 11 at 1pm.

Margaret Coutts, a previous owner of Coolangatta, Remuera Road, has died aged 95.


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