Beehive papers say there must be room for a view

Beehive papers say there must be room for a view
The Beehive is both loved and despised, but officials say views of it should be preserved. (Image: Depositphotos)
Ian Llewellyn
Despised by many, the old press gallery annex of the Beehive is considered by some officials to be of such architectural importance that they foiled attempts to give it a fast-track consent process to allow its demolition and replacement with a new ministerial office suite.Former speaker Trevor Mallard and the parliamentary service made a bid to get in the fast-track queue, but this was rejected last year. The government has recently released the detailed papers behind the rejection.The project involves demolishing the two-storey rear part (kno...

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