The 2017 Annual General Meeting of HPA is to be held at the Landing Service Building,2 George Street,Timaru,on Saturday 4th November, at 11a.m..
The exact programme is currently being finalized. An outline is given below, and the details will be posted as soon as they are available.
First,a welcoming event will be held on Friday evening at 5.30pm at the South Canterbury Museum,Perth Street,Timaru.It is proposed that the AGM commence at 11a.m on Saturday. There is an executive election this year.
The AGM will be followed by lunch and talks and discussions on heritage issues,with speakers being arranged. Andrew Coleman,the Chief Executive of Heritage New Zealand will be in attendance.
Speights Ale House is a tenant of the Landing Service building, which is owned by the Timaru Civic Trust, and it is suggested that participants dine there together on Saturday evenings at own cost. On Sunday morning David McBride,an architect who is also Chair of the Timaru Civic Trust, will lead a heritage walk around central Timaru.
Those requiring accommodation are recommended to contact the Grosvenor Hotel,26 Cains Terrace,Timaru,E firstname.lastname@example.org;www.thegrosvenor.co.nz.Air New Zealand flights are available between Wellington and Timaru. Timaru is a two hour drive from Christchurch. There will be a basic cost of $40 per delegate to defray expenses. (This does not include the cost of the meal on Saturday evening.)
Minister Craig Foss (Image Sourced www.Parliament.nz)
Maggie Barry M.P., Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Image Sourced www.parliament.nz)
Minister Maggie Barry has generously supplied us with a copy of the text of the keynote address notes given on her behalf by Minister Craig Foss.
Her office advises these are speech notes and as such are not a verbatim copy of the address.
"Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”
With this in mind, it’s important to consider both tangible and intangible value in any conversation about cultural heritage so that we are able to identify and protect our heritage places for present and future generations."
Hon Craig Foss
On behalf of Hon Maggie Barry
Historical Places Aotearoa Conference, Saturday 29 October 2016 (more…)
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…)
Bringing 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.
“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
MTG Century Theatre
65 Marine Parade
The Hakatere Heritage Buildings
are set in the magic of our backcountry, 20 minutes beyond Mount Somers, up the Ashburton Gorge.
They are a great restoration success story for heritage.
On Saturday October 15th Historic Places Mid Canterbury invite you to join them for an afternoon up at Hakatere. Bus leaves Ashburton at 12.30pm
But this isn't just any ordinary visit to Hakatere! We are going to be hearing some great stories associated with this cluster of buildings directly from the main driver of the project, David Howden. We will tap into David’s head full of history to glean new and interesting facts about these icon buildings. Hear about the projects being undertaken, ie the tin boat and shed, view the killing and skinning shed, and we might even hear about the old stables!
A yummy afternoon tea will be served in the old cook-shop.
A short AGM will follow afternoon tea. We should have you back in Ashburton around 5.30pm.
Saturday October 15 Bus leaves at 12.30pm from outside the Ashburton District Council buildings. . Non members are welcome $20 per person
HPMC Members $15.00 per person
The stone cottage, circa 1862, is now nearing restoration completion. DOC, who manage the site, secured monies for this, the shortfall made up by an enthusiastic committee, who have put in many hundreds of hours of voluntary work and fundraising. The single-men’s quarters also dates from the late 1800’s and DoC has made the lounge into an information room about the Hakatere Conservation Park. Any queries please phone