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The Christchurch Heritage Awards Charitable Trust celebrated its 10th anniversary in June 2021.  Over this time the Trust, in conjunction with its family of sponsors and supporters, has witnessed outstanding success of this biennial event. Each event attracted a diverse and exciting range of entries from cabins to mansions, from small to large commercial and public buildings, from rural to urban structures and country houses and the best of the best new builds as heritage of the future. The events were occasions where networking of like-minded heritage advocates and professionals from around Canterbury came together in celebration of this important social event.

The Awards were initiated by myself in 2010 and have been run as a not for profit trust.  Their success can be attributed to invaluable sponsorship from several key businesses and organisations over the past 12 years. As the awards are totally reliant on sponsorship it has been increasingly difficult to continue without it.  Therefore, the decision has been made to pause the awards for the time being. We are deeply appreciative of the support our previous sponsors have shown and understand entirely that in some cases their time has come to stand aside for others to step up and show the support required to run future awards.

This means a long-term pause for the Canterbury Heritage Awards, as we, the trustees, take time to re-think and re-imagine the awards in a manner that enables a sustainable future and of recognising those who have contributed to the protection and future of historic heritage in Canterbury.

Expressions of interest to support a future event as a key sponsor are invited. Please call Geoff Bone (Event Convener) on 0274 858 185 if you wish to know more.

So, in the meantime, on behalf of the trustees, keep up the good work.  You have all either individually or collectively been complicit in keeping our history alive, to be remembered and cherished.

With kind regards
Dame Anna Crighton
DNZM, QSO, JP, PhD(Otago)

September 2022

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Box 112

Box 112 is thrilled to be the naming sponsor for the Canterbury Heritage Awards 2020: as a team, they are passionate about reinterpreting and rejuvenating the heritage of our city, and see the Awards as an opportunity to support and recognise others doing the same.

Box 112 owners James Stringer, Sam Rofe and Rob Farrell

Box 112’s mission is to help make Christchurch the most liveable city in the world.

Comprised of Sam Rofe, Rob Farrell and James Stringer, Box 112 has restored or are in the process of restoring a number of buildings throughout the city, including buildings in Welles Street, St Asaph St, Walker Street, Oxford Terrace and High Street. They have a focus on remediating buildings ‘with heart’ and are set to celebrate the opening of 176 Oxford Terrace (the building known to most of Christchurch as ‘Caffé Roma’) very shortly. They are also working on the Public Trust Office building and have recently purchased 159 Manchester Street, with big visions for both.

As a collective, they aim to to create authentic, one off spaces for businesses and ventures to leverage off and thrive; they describe themselves as investors, developers, constructors and truth tellers. Committed to working with incredible people to enhance the mana of our city, they help to bring great projects to reality.





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