I was asked to check out the various political party manifestos to see what was on offer during the election campaign. Heritage appears to be a fairly minor issue in the election process as it was not mentioned at all by United Future, it received a passing comment by ACT, NZ First offered a one line policy and there was only slightly more from National and while the policies from Labour and the Greens were a little more detailed they are both quite brief. (more…)
HPA AGM 2018 @ PALMERSTON NORTH: THE DETAILS
The 2018 Annual General Meeting of
Historic Places Aotearoa Inc. is to be held in Palmerston North on Saturday, 13th October.
The venue is Caccia-Birch House, 130 Te Awe Awe St, Palmerston North.
Details off the programme and accommodation recommendations are being worked through at present and will be advised shortly.
Patron: Dame Anne Salmond, DBR, FRSNZ, FBA 2013 New Zealander of the Year
PROGRAMME OF AGM WEEKEND EVENTS
Timaru, 3 - 5 November, 2017
Hosted by the South Canterbury Historical Society (more…)
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.. (more…)
The AGM was a great success with everybody enjoying Dr Anna Crigthon's talk on Shands. The new hand painted Shand's sign look great. Richard Lloyd was on onsite to answer questions on Trinity.
The AGM returned the Executive and was well attended.
The Historic Places Canterbury AGM is being held tomorrow (Wednesday) @ Shands.
You should have received an email with the time and details of entry etc.
Mark Gerrard Chair Historic Places Canterbury.
Date: Sunday 27 August 2017 Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Blyth Performing Arts Centre at Iona College
Transport: Please make your own transport arrangements to get to the College at 42 Lucknow Road, Havelock North. (more…)
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 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…)
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