Tag: 2018

“Women in Archaeology A national Archaeology Week event” 7.00pm, 6th May Teece Museum of Classical Antinquities 3 Hereford Street, Christchurch

Women in ArchaeologyA national Archaeology Week event


Women’s history is hidden history. Official histories, records and publications usually chart men’s lives. Archaeology is one of the ways we can uncover the female perspective by finding out what women in the past owned, did with their bodies, created, and consumed.

The UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga are hosting an amazing line-up of six female archaeologists, who will talk and answer questions on how archaeology can reveal women’s hidden histories. Join us to hear about women in the Mithraic cult, Iberian pre-history, and colonial Christchurch.

because this year is the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women winning the vote, the conversation will also focus on the personal and professional decisions of our female archaeologists. In the first half, oral historian Rosemary Baird will engage three of our archaeologists in a frank discussion about the why and how of their careers. The second half features a "show and tell" artefact session of post-earthquake artefacts relating to Canterbury women, followed by an illustrated talk on the international history of female archaeologists.

Part of the nationwide NZAA Archaeology Week programme, this free event has a limit of 60 seats, so be sure to book quickly. Guests will also invited to explore the Teece Museum’s new exhibition Beyond the Grave: Death in ancient times (opening 5 May) during the intermission.

When?Sunday 6 May 7.00pm
Venue Teece Museum of Classical Antinquities 3 Hereford Street, Christchurch (access via Arts Centre South Quad)

Tickets Tickets available - see www.canterbury.ac.nz

Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018: Entries Open On 7th February & Entries Close On 6th April

The Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018 Categories:

Seismic Award:
Recognition of commitment, investment or a unique solution to earthquake strengthening which has saved or will now protect a heritage building.

Heritage Tourism Award:
Cultural tourist attraction award. This includes cultural precincts, events and heritage destinations and attractions.

Future Heritage Award:
This award will recognise a new building showing sensitivity to the streetscape and landscape and one which will secure a cultural legacy for the future.

Domestic- Saved and Restored Award:
Retention and Restoration of domestic architecture more than 50 years old. Rehabilitation, adaptive reuse or continued maintenance are all eligible.

Public Realm- Saved and Restored Award:
Retention and Restoration of a public or commercial building or structure more than 50 years old. Public realm is defined as any publicly owned streets, pathways, right of ways, parks, publicly accessible open spaces and any public and civic building and facilities. The quality of our public realm is vital if we are to be successful in creating environments that people want to live and work in.

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award:
The telling of the Canterbury/Christchurch story by an organisation, group or individual. Includes publications, education programmes, exhibitions, websites or activities that promote heritage retention, conservation and education. Heritage advocacy.

Canterbury Heritage Award Online Entry


Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018: The Key Dates Have Been Released




The Canterbury Heritage Trust Awards key dates have been released

Entries Open: 7th February

Entries Close: 6th April

Final Judging 14th April

Finalists Announced 19th April


Tickets On Sale: 19th April

Heritage Awards Lecture: 14th June

Heritage Awards Ceremony: 15th June 2018

The Canterbury Heritage Awards details online.

Heritage Christchurch wins Canterbury Heritage Award (2018) in Heritage Tourism category

Heritage Christchurch Exterior

Heritage Christchurch has just been announced the winner of the Heritage Tourism category in the Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018.

The awards honour Canterbury individuals, organisations and companies involved in heritage restoration, retention, promotion or tourism.

The award was presented on 15 June at the Canterbury Heritage Awards gala event in the Isaac Theatre Royal.

“We are honoured to receive this award. It is a huge endorsement for Heritage Hotels and what we stand for. We consider ourselves privileged custodians of this very special building,” says Gary Jarvis, chief operating officer of Heritage Hotel Management Ltd.

“We are delighted daily by the engagement of visitors with the building’s unique history and grandeur. The ‘heritage’ factor is a strong motivation for guests choosing to stay with us,” says Astrid Hay, resident manager of Heritage Christchurch.

Heritage Christchurch is set in the century-old Old Government Building on Cathedral Square. The hotel offers elegant suites in one, two and three bedroom configurations as well as a health club, lap pool and sauna on site.

The building was designed by renowned architect, Joseph Clarkson Maddison, in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style. It opened in August 1913 and is considered of ‘monumental’ importance to the city by architecture experts.

Heritage Christchurch won the World Luxury Hotel Award in the Luxury Heritage Hotel category Australasia/Oceania region and the Luxury Historical Hotel category for New Zealand in December 2017. The hotel was also a winner in the historical category in 2016.

Media contact:

Susan Gibson
Group Communications Manager
Heritage Hotel Management


Beca Heritage Week 2018: “Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities.”

Beca Heritage Week 2018: "Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities."

An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

Dates: 12-22 October.

The details have been released.

This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large scale national and international events including:

  • 125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand
  • 100 years since the World War I armistice
  • 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries which were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history.

These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories.

Box 112 Historic Places Mid Canterbury Named As Finalists For The Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018

Box 112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage:

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage:

  • Lyttleton Redux (Julia Holden, Artist)
  • Heritage Team (CCC Heritage Team)
  • Historic Places Mid Canterbury, Ashburton


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