“Heritage Heavyweights to judge the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards”Media Release (19.08.2020)

Press Release 18 August 2020.

Heritage Heavyweights to judge the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards 

Three independent and highly qualified judges will assess the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Award entries, with the results to be announced at the Awards Ceremony and opening of the Whanganui Heritage Month on 1 October.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Chief Executive, Andrew Coleman 
Christchurch Heritage Trust Chair, Dame Anna Crighton  
Gisborne Heritage Architect & Historic Places Aotearoa President, James Blackburne

The Awards are modeled on the Canterbury Heritage Awards, originally established as the Christchurch Heritage Awards in 2010 by Dame Anna Crighton. Held every two years, the Awards were such a success, they were extended to the Canterbury region. Their Patron is the Right Honourable Helen Clark ONZ.


Oculus August 2020 Is Out!

The Historic Places Aotearoa "Oculus" newsletter (August 2020) has been released to the Membership Organisations.

Individual members of the HPA Membership Organisations should be soon receiving their copies.

“Made of clay and full of history” RNZ National Rural Life Podcast

"Made of clay and full of history"

Restoring two cob cottages in South Canterbury has become a labour of love for a retired Christchurch couple with lots of energy and a passion for the area.

Early settlers in at Burkes Pass made the cob walls of the cottages from clay, animal manure and chopped snow tussock. ...


Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards (2020)

Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards (2020) are being held this year.

Award Entries open on Saturday 1st August, and close on Monday 31st August.

2020 Awards Ceremony Venue & Date

The Awards night marks the official opening of Whanganui Heritage Month and the Awards Ceremony.

Date: Thursday 1st October, doors open 5pm, Awards start at 6pm and run through to 7pm.
Venue: Heritage House, 136 St Hill Street, Whanganui. 
Tickets: $20pp, on sale from 1 September, Whanganui I-Site, Eventfinda

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