Wellington Heritage Week 2018

Following the great success of the inaugural Wellington Heritage Week last October, the Wellington Heritage Week Trust are organising a second event for 22 – 28 October 2018. This year HPW is not a co-sponsor of the Week, but we encourage anyone interested to attend events. The programme of events is available on the Trust’s website. Some require bookings.

There are also a few other events during the week that we have listed on our website.

August 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available on our website. It has information about our 9 August AGM and speaker Barbara Mulligan on the 'Karori Cemetery and the 1918 Flu Epidemic' as well as some of our recent and other upcoming events. We are also on Facebook.

November 2017 newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available on our website. It includes information about our very successful Wellington City Heritage Week, and a review of what we have done in 2017.

Wellington city heritage week

Wellington City Heritage Week from 23 to 29 October 2017.

Starting on Labour Day, it is a week-long public event that includes open heritage properties, city tours, special museum exhibitions, films and presentations.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Open days at Antrim House, St Gerard’s Monastery, Government House, St Mary of the Angels and Wrights Hill Fortress;
  • Special tours at the New Zealand Cricket Museum and The Great War Exhibition; Wellington
  • Archaeologist Mary O’Keeffe hosting her previously sold out tour of the city’s most interesting sites;
  • Nga Taonga Sound & Vision presenting heritage films on the development of Wellington City and important events that have shaped the city;
  • Special presentations at the National Library of New Zealand and the City Gallery.

All events are open to the public. Keep an eye on our website for further information.

May 2017 newsletter

Our latest May 2017 newsletter is available from the newsletters page of our website.

Special Housing Areas and built heritage

Two of our committee members wrote an opinion piece for the Dominion Post on Special Housing Areas and their potential threat to heritage buildings, using the example of Wellington's former Erskine College. Click above for the link. You can read more about the proposals for this Category 1 heritage listed site, now designated a Special Housing Area, on our website here.