31 Dec 2019

New Year Honours: Dame Anna Crighton

From Summer Times, 8:20 am on 31 December 2019

Dr Anna Crighton has been a fierce campaigner for the preservation of historic buildings in Aotearoa for most of her professional career, and today her services have been recognised with a damehood.

Dr Crighton was instrumental in establishing the Christchurch Heritage Trust in 1996, she has been the Chair of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and is a former president of Historic Places Aotearoa.

Anna Crighton, chair of Christchurch Heritage Trust,  in front of Christchurch's earthquake damaged Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Anna Crighton, chair of Christchurch Heritage Trust, in front of Christchurch's earthquake damaged Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Photo: RNZ / Sharon Brettkelly

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