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.

Historic Places Wellington “Meeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage” (Report From HPW Newsletter No.7)

Historic  Places Wellington Purple LogoMeeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage

On 16 December the Chairman of Historic Places Wellington, John Daniels, the Vice-chairman, Priscilla Williams, and the Treasurer, Peter Dowell, met with the Minister for Culture and Heritage, the Hon Chris Finlayson. (more…)