HPA AGM Address Given By Jacinda Ardern M.P. Labour Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern List M.P. Labour Spokesperson Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)

Jacinda Ardern MP has generously provided us with a copy of the Address she gave to the Historic Places Aotearoa.

We note that :
"I will leave with you a few of these thoughts in writing. Please do feel free to take the time to think about them, and any other ideas you have in this space. I would welcome your thoughts."

The Address is as follows:

I want to start by acknowledging the manawhenua of this land. I also want to acknowledge James, and all of the executive of Historic places. You do incredible work. (more…)

“Heritage views to be aired at Historic Places Aotearoa AGM” HPA Media Release (26.10.2016)

hpa-logo-purpleHeritage views to be aired at Historic Places Aotearoa AGM

Government policy on how the country’s heritage is protected and managed will be a hot topic at this weekend’s Historic Places Aotearoa’s annual general meeting in Hawke’s Bay.

Keynote speakers, Acting Civil Defence Minister Craig Foss and Labour’s arts, culture and heritage spokesperson Jacinda Ardern, will address various heritage issues. Mr Foss will deliver the speech for Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry, who is unable to attend.

Historic Places Aotearoa president James Blackburne is thrilled government and opposition representatives will speak at the Historic Places Hawke’s Bay-hosted event.

“This country’s heritage is a significant part of New Zealand’s legacy,” Mr Blackburne said. “Government policy on how it is protected and managed is of huge interest. We invite the public to attend these keynote speeches at the MTG Century Theatre, starting at 12:30pm.” (more…)

Bringing Heritage together in NZ, 29th – 30th October (2016) An Invitation (Updated)

HPA logo and textBringing Heritage together in NZ, 29th -30th October

Historic Places Aotearoa invites heritage groups and heritage advocates to the Hawkes Bay for a weekend of events and workshops.

The aim of the weekend is to help strengthen the heritage networks in New Zealand and to consider how these networks can be developed to better advocate for the protection our heritage throughout New Zealand.

The workshop on the Saturday afternoon will be facilitated with this aim in mind.

We believe that it is important that Heritage Groups and Advocates develop a strong voice, so that as a collective we can greater influence government and local government, to ensure that our heritage is recognised and protected for future generations to enjoy and cherish.napier-hpa-agm-image-1

“Each of us on our own can only do so much – speaking together, as one, our voice will carry so much further,” says HPA President James Blackburne

When:     29th and 30th October

Where:
MTG Century Theatre
65 Marine Parade
Napier. (more…)