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Advanced techniques save heritage buildings

John Hare discussed with Lorelei Mason of TV One News how Holmes Consulting Group’s analysis has helped preserve the Christchurch Arts Centre and the Christchurch Cathedral from the devastating 7.1 earthquake that struck on 4 September 2010. The video can be found here. For more information on some of our advanced techniques, Knowledge Central offers […]

Architectural Alzheimers

by Rebecca Macfie, The Listener With many of Christchurch’s heritage buildings suffering from “demolition through neglect”, the post-quake task of saving as many as possible remains tricky. Eleven historic Christchurch buildings have been flattened by bulldozers since the September 4 earthquake and many more are poised to follow, causing architectural historian Ian Lochhead to fear […]

Grand show planned for Auckland Art Gallery reopening

One of the world’s best art collections may go on show when the Auckland Art Gallery reopens next year. Gallery director Chris Saines said he hoped all 15 Robertson Collection paintings would be here by mid-2011 for the opening, displaying 1875 to 1951 works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, […]