Don't demolish Erawan Thai!

Erawan Thai, Jervois Road, Herne Bay by Mr Dewhurst
Yet another classic for the developers axe. Unfortunately this ones a near neighbour too, a grand old (120+, old for New Zealand anyway) villa and well known local landmark. I've sketched parts of it before but this time a little more respectfully as it may be my last chance.

Sadly the owner doesn't appreciate it's true value to the area, and our council isn't prepared to act with more meaningful protection for the character of the area.

Read NZ Herald articles, here Removal of historic Herne Bay villa 'an absolute shocker' and here This landmark is a genuine icon - but it's doomed.