Volume 21, issue 3 (December 2015)

This Christmas issue reflects on the year and includes a piece from Simon Nathan expressing his concerns about the future of Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Paul James, CEO of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage responds to Simon’s concerns and outlines the Ministry’s commitment to Te Ara.

David Verran writes about heritage happenings in Auckland, including Auckland Heritage Festival and the launch of Tessa Duder’s book about Sarah Mathew. Marguerite Hill reports on events in Christchurch, including public discussions around the future of Cathedral Square and Christchurch’s BECA Heritage Week. Michael Kelly looks at the intensification of residential housing and how that may affect built heritage.

PHANZA members suggest some books that you might like to see in your Christmas stocking, while Emerson Vandy of National Library outlines upcoming changes to PapersPast. The issue closes with PHANZA President Ewan Morris updating members on the review of PHANZA’s Constitution.

Read this issue: Phanzine December 2015