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Rodney Wilson: Dunedin as national heritage city

“Pride in the beauty and the buildings endures while enthusiasm for rugby teams rises and falls on the rankings.”

### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
Editorial: Astonishing heritage
When senior museum consultant Rodney Wilson was commissioned by the Dunedin City Council to help review management structures at the city’s museums and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, he went off at a rather large tangent. He began his report by saying he was going beyond his brief to describe the context in which the museums are found. He called this Dunedin’s special heritage.
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The editorial neglects to mention Melbourne (Australia), now there’s a heritage city that truly means it. A good role model for Dunedin City Council to consider.

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### ODT Online Sat, 24 Oct 2009
Artefact shift begins
By John Gibb
The Otago Settlers Museum’s planned redevelopment project moved ahead another step this week, with the first collection items being moved into the museum’s new $8.6 million storage building.
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Stadium + Heritage? Or… Stadium because of Heritage?

What’s the fit, what is Dunedin really selling? A stadium, or everything else besides that offers a point of difference? Ask the residents who often positively remark on our heritage resources, because it’s ‘home’ and they’re proud of their surroundings. Not only this, private property owners are cumulatively responsible for maintaining the larger part of Dunedin’s built heritage. They deserve a lot more praise, encouragement and practical support.

### ODT Online Tue, 20 Oct 2009
Make Dunedin heritage city: expert
By John Gibb
Dunedin, with its “astonishingly well-preserved architecture”, deserves special recognition as a national heritage city, Dr Rodney Wilson, a senior museum consultant, says.
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While we’re on the topic of heritage and property investment…
OPEN LECTURE – ALL WELCOME

RA Lawson Lecture 2009
Wednesday 28 October at 7pm
@ Bracken Court, Floor 1, 480 Moray Place, Dunedin

‘Emerging from the Ashes’
The Inspiring Restoration of Bracken Court

A presentation by Ted Daniels, owner and developer of Bracken Court Building.

The disastrous fire which engulfed much of Bracken Court in May 2005 could have meant the end for another heritage building in Dunedin. Instead, the vision of Ted Daniels to retain the building and re-develop it from the ashes has proven to be a shining example of adaptive re-use of a heritage building in Dunedin.

Ted will talk about the reasons for his decision to re-develop the building and why that option appealed to him. He may also talk about his plans for the former Bank of New Zealand building in The Exchange of which he is co-owner.

[Refreshments to follow talk]

Hosted by New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga – Otago Branch Committee in association with the NZHPT Otago/Southland Area Office.

RA Lawson Lecture 2009

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