Save 3ZB Site
Safe Future Needed for 3ZB Site
In David's Diary of February 9, we alerted you to plans by the
Christchurch City Council (New Zealand) to demolish the original
transmitter building of 3ZB, built in 1937.
'Christchurch architect H.Francis Willis inspects construction of
3ZB studios in Colombo Street, 1938'
© Green & Hahn Photography,
supplied courtesy of Amanda Ross
Understand the issue better. Read our background paper (25kb) for details about the radio heritage values, the actual site
location, the building, and our proposals for contemporary use.
Find out what happened at the meeting (42kb) of local radio
and heritage people held in Christchurch on February 22 2005 to
discuss the issue.
Dick Weir and 'Bertie the Germ' were great children's favorites
during the early 1970's on 3ZB.
© Radio Heritage Foundation Collection
The future of the building at this radio heritage site is not
safe. You can do 3 easy things to help us save the 3ZB site today:
- write to Deputy Mayor Carole Evans at the Christchurch City
Council. Ask her to save the building and for it to be restored for
radio heritage use
- write to the editor of the local newspaper The Press. Ask for the
building to be saved and for it to be restored for radio heritage use
- contact us and offer resources such as time, materials, funds or 3ZB memorabilia. Help us organize a safe future
for this important piece of Pacific radio heritage.