Archive for: Birdcage

Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Rob Roy Plaza Gets Named

Auckland’s newest inner-city open space will be called Wai-atarau Plaza. It’s the open space plaza in front of the Freemans Bay Rob Roy Tavern formerly...

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One Bird That Flew Before RWC

One Bird That Flew Before RWC

I’ve lost count of the number of times I have written over the last few years about a project that will be “ready in time for the Rugby World Cup 2011.” We...

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New Plaza On Its Way

New Plaza On Its Way

Work has begun on completing the Plaza in front of the Rob Roy Tavern, which got shifted as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel Project work. The new Plaza, with a...

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Rob Roy Home And Away

Rob Roy Home And Away

The Rob Roy Hotel –originally the Birdcage- has been returned safely to its original site opposite Victoria Park west of the city’s CBD. The heritage brick...

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Rob Roy Birdcage Now Halfway Home

Rob Roy Birdcage Now Halfway Home

The old Birdcage, or Rob Roy Tavern has been shifted 24 metres on its slow journey home. The 125-year old Freemans Bay building will end up sitting on the Victoria...

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Rob Roy Being Moved Back

Rob Roy Being Moved Back

Photos- Halfway there Workers are preparing to start the two-day mission to move the Rob Roy (Birdcage) Tavern back to exactly where it stood 125 years ago. Only...

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Rob Roy Gets Moved Back

Rob Roy Gets Moved Back

The historic Rob Roy Hotel, which had to be moved as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel project, will be moved back on Tuesday and Wednesday to the exact spot it...

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Pic: Vic Park Excavations

Pic: Vic Park Excavations

The Birdcage Rob Roy Tavern seems settled in its new perch and work is under way on preparing to build a 700 metre trench for the Victoria Park tunnel. The depth...

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Campbell Kindy Gets Some Love

Campbell Kindy Gets Some Love

Now the Birdcage Rob Roy Tavern has been safely moved, it’s heart-warming to see its bordered up, rundown, graffiti-hit sister over the road get attention. The...

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Vic Park Tunnel Excavation Starts

Vic Park Tunnel Excavation Starts

The massive task of removing 160,000 cubic metres of rock and earth to form the trench for the Victoria Park Tunnel is underway – enough to fill a hole eight stories...

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Photos: Rob Roy Shift Halted For Night

Photos: Rob Roy Shift Halted For Night

Work to try to shift Freemans Bay’s historic Rob Roy tavern 40 metres up the road has been abandoned for the night. The hotel had been moved about 19 metres...

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Rob Roy Move Starts

Rob Roy Move Starts

NZTA has begun the slow meticulous process of shifting the heritage Freemans Bay Rob Roy hotel up the road to allow progress for the Victoria Park tunnel. The hotel...

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Rob Roy Move A 6 Hour Job

Rob Roy Move A 6 Hour Job

NZTA is hoping the slow move of the Rob Roy tavern to a temporary home 50 metres away on this coming Tuesday will take between 6 and 10 hours. It’s planed...

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Rob Roy Move Date Set

Rob Roy Move Date Set

The date has been set for moving Freemans Bay’s 124-year-old Rob Roy Hotel (Birdcage) 40 metres so that it’s out of the way of construction of the Victoria...

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How Rob Roy Tavern Will Be Moved

How Rob Roy Tavern Will Be Moved

Moving the Freemans Bay Rob Roy (Birdcage) tavern 40 metres up Franklin Road to make way for the construction of the Victoria Tunnel’s southern portal is about...

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Move It On Up In A Day

Move It On Up In A Day

NZTA say the moving of the Freemans Bay Rob Roy (Birdcage) tavern up the road from the Victoria Park tunnel project construction will now take less than a day. The...

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Victoria Park Tunnel Moves Stage Closer – Photos

Victoria Park Tunnel Moves Stage Closer – Photos

The start proper on digging the Victoria Park tunnel is now only about six weeks away. This Easter weekend’s removed of two drainage systems away from the...

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Historic Bird Cage Tavern “Saved”

Historic Bird Cage Tavern “Saved”

Freemans Bay’s historic Bird Cage Tavern , which is in the path of the Victoria Park tunnel, will move back  near its original site when the Victoria Park...

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