Purchase of museum building at 8 Hardy Street

$4,730 of $30,000 goal
Given by 30 generous donors in around 12 months

We have raised the $175,000 to purchase the property!!! The New Brighton and District Museum, Now we need funds to complete maintenance.

Canterbury

GOOD news! On the 31st May 2022, i received a phone call from Adam from DIA (Lottery funders) to congratulate the 'Museum' on being successful in our application for $105,000 towards the property purchase.

The committee, volunteers and supporters are excited.

We will settle the purchase at the beginning of July, then fund raise for the overdue maintenance.

we will have approximately $12,000 in the property account when settled. The first major work to the building is the roof. It requires replacement and some repair. An estimate cost of about $20,000 - $30,000 depending on what we find hidden.

We have already paid for an engineer’s report and earthquake strengthening design. Currently the building is remarkably at 50% of the building code and with a simple build of 2 small wing walls the building will increase to 67% of building code. We will will plan this for next year.

Donations for these repairs and maintenance are still required before we can start the re-roof.

Feel free to drop in to 8 Hardy Street and see for yourself the great work our volunteers are doing and view the building.

Thank you to all that have donated so far, small and big.

Tim Baker President

About us

We provide historical information about the local New Brighton and surrounding areas to the community.

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Purchase of building and land & improvements to the building.

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Re-roof the Museum Building  1 June 2022

Thanks to 'Lotteries' we now have the building purchase funds. Stage 2 is repairs and maintenance. 1st the new roof $20,000 - $30,000 (We don't know what is hidden)

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William
William on 03 Jul 2022
$50
The New Brighton & Districts Historical Society and Museum Inc

Thanks William, we are a little bit closer to having a new roof. All donations add up. Thanks heaps.

The New Brighton & Districts Historical Society and Museum Inc
JOHN
JOHN on 29 May 2022
$100
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 05 May 2022
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Anne
Anne on 10 Feb 2022
In memory of my mother (Ida Baldock nee Gott 1912-1986) who spent her life from the age of six in New Brighton and North Beach.
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The New Brighton & Districts Historical Society and Museum Inc

Kia ora Anne, on behalf of the 'museum committee' i thank you very much. Tim Baker

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Kerry
Kerry on 05 Feb 2022
In 2013, I worked with artists and community members in New Brighton to create a publication called Alternating Currents #2. Quentin, a volunteer at the museum, opened the doors for us to dig through the archives to engage in conversations of post-quake Christchurch circa then. The hardcopy should be in your collection, and I've just emailed you the PDF :) All the best for your fundraiser!
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Thanks Kerry

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