A film recording architect Mick Hesselin’s emotional last tour of Invercargill’s inner-city, heritage buildings slated for demolition, is about to premiere at the start of Southland Heritage Month.
Mick’s retired now as an architect, and concentrates on advocating for preserving the region’s heritage.
He took public tours of the old buildings along Esk Street until they were demolished in 2019 to make way for a flash new inner-city block for the city.
David Dudfield from Pouākai Films recorded The Last Tour, and that’s the name of the documentary.
Lynn Freeman spoke with David and Mick about the former historic Esk Street block that’s remembered in the film:
The Last Tour was to premiere this Thursday but due to Covid levels has been postponed to Thursday March 18th at City Impact Church on Dee Street in Invercargill. Registration is essential by 28 February – contact [email protected] or 027 608 1393.
Source: rnz.co.nz Republished by arrangement.