Eastern Earth is proud to introduce you to this web-site that launches the firm’s arrival in Hawkes Bay together with the establishment of its new office at 21 Browning Street in the Napier CBD. The central location was chosen for its ease of parking for clients, the stunning heritage building and the walking distance to home!
The EELA logo symbolises the edge where sea reaches land, the coastal margin that defines our New Zealand ‘island’ identity.
Two recent highlights have been attendance at the NZILA Kerikeri Workshop where we undertook two field trips: the first looking at coastal development and landscape impacts to the north-east of Keri Keri; the second looking at a range of farm forestry initiatives in Northland.
The work of Ian Barton [www.tanestrees.org.nz] was particularly exciting and he outlined and we saw examples of the potential for farmers to diversify with mixed exotic/native continuous farm forestry for long term commercial gain.
The second was a bus trip visiting the Hawkes Bay domestic architecture of Chapman-Taylor. With Chapman-Taylor’s biographer Judy Siers as our commentator we were given rare insights into the early work of this notable New Zealand architect…..
Discovering several of the early missionary houses of Northland in March was particularly exciting. Well done NZ Historic Places Trust for the high standard of heritage interpretation there, including particularly interesting insights into the lives of early women. Like Bishop Selwyn’s wife, I was taken by his library at the Stone Store in Kerikeri….