Tag: Alberton House

“Free entry to Auckland properties on Waitangi Day” Alberton ( in Mt Albert) and Highwic (in Newmarket) Heritage New Zealand Media Release

Two of Heritage New Zealand’s staffed Auckland properties - Alberton, in Mt Albert, and Highwic, in Newmarket - will be open free of charge as the country marks its national day, Waitangi Day, on 6 February next year.

“We are delighted to be opening our doors for the public to come and visit a part of their heritage and history at our properties,” says Heritage Destinations General Manager, Nick Chin.

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Jamming at Alberton for Auckland Heritage Festival” Heritage New Zealand Media Release (07.09.2016)


Lynda Hallinan’s jam session at Alberton (Source HNZ Media Release)

Alberton, the historic mansion in Mt Albert cared for by Heritage New Zealand, will feature in upcoming Auckland Heritage Festival events.

Both events will feature fresh, home-made jam – in differing measures.

“This year we are delighted to welcome gardening guru, columnist and presenter Lynda Hallinan who will present a talk entitled A Jam Session With Lynda Hallinan (Sept 25, 2pm). Here, Lynda will share her experiences making over 500 jars of jam and jelly in 52 weeks using everything from spring strawberries to Autumn quince,” says the Manager of Alberton, Rendell McIntosh.

Devonshire Teas at Alberton:
Sept 24 (10.30am-3pm); Oct 1 (10.30am-3pm); Oct 2 (10.30am-3pm)
Cost: $6 per person; includes two scones with cream and Jam; and tea or coffee. Entry to the house $10; children and Heritage New Zealand members free.

A Jam Session with Lynda Hallinan:
Sept 25, 2pm
Cost: $12 per person, includes afternoon tea and entry to the house
Bookings essential – contact Alberton on Ph 846-7367 or email alberton@heritage.org.nz (more…)

“Twas the Night Before Christmas takes off at Alberton” Heritage New Zealand Media Release (1 Dec. 2015)

The historic mansion in Mt Albert, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand, will host a series of concerts entitled ’Twas The Night Before Christmas, presented by seasoned performers Cathie Harrop and George Henare.

The programme will consist of Christmas songs and stories, and will also showcase the talents of Paul Harrop (piano), Amanda Kirk (soprano) and musicians Dave and Jennie Khan.

’Twas The Night Before Christmas, December 16, 17 and 18 at 7.30pm, and December 20 at 6.30pm. Tickets $49 per person (includes refreshment).

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“… and take some time out for a cuppa” Heritage New Zealand Media Release

Heritage_New Zealand_logo… and take some time out for a cuppa

Celebrate Auckland’s annual Heritage Festival (Sept 26 to Oct 4) by enjoying a visit to Alberton and a delicious Devonshire Tea served on vintage fine china and silverware.

The special Heritage Festival Devonshire Tea offer takes place on September 26 and 27 and October 3 and 4, 10.30am-3.30pm, when visitors to Alberton will be able to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with two light English scones served with cream and jam.

Admission to house and exhibition: $10 for adults; children free. Devonshire teas - $6 per person. Bookings for the Devonshire teas are essential as spaces are limited; contact Alberton on Ph 09-846-7367 or email Alberton@heritage.org.nz

“New quilts for Alberton Beds” Heritage New Zealand Media Release

Heritage_New Zealand_logo"Alberton’s beds will be undergoing a transformation this month as the Monday Modern Quilt Group displays some of their innovative work in an exciting new exhibition of exquisite bedding."

New Quilts for Alberton Beds takes place between September 19 and 27 (closed Monday and Tuesday).
The free quilting techniques sessions will take place at 2-4pm on September 26 and 27.
Admission: $10 adults; children free – sorry no concessions.

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Bastille-themed concert at Alberton” July 19th (2015) HNZ Media Release

"The sounds of French music will fill the air at Alberton – the property cared for by Heritage New Zealand in Mt Albert – on July 19."
"A concert entitled Du Paix et d’Esperance [Of Peace and Hope] will feature music by Faure, Debussy, Offenbach and other composers to celebrate Bastille Day."
“We’re delighted to be able to welcome back Cathie Harrop and her team of musicians for this special occasion,” says the Manager of Alberton, Rendell McIntosh.

Du Paix et d’Esperance – A Collection of French Music for Bastille Day takes place at Alberton on Sunday July 19 at 5pm. Tickets $35;
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“Make a bit of history at Alberton’s Garden Gala” On Sunday 30th March : NZHPT Media Release (20.03.2014)

NZHPT logo-New"Alberton’s last celebration of its 150th anniversary year will be marked in style a grand finale Garden Gala on Sunday March 30 (11am-3pm)."
"Singer Grant Chilcott and John Fennell’s string quartet will also entertain with live music, while Old Macdonald’s Mobile Farm will provide fun for the kids."

"Stalls will include Criollo Chocolates and Desserts, Kai Moana’s Whitebait and Mussell Patties, Hakanoa Ginger Beer and a wide range of craft stalls..."
The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Tea time at Alberton again” NZHPT Media Release (23 December 2013)

NZHPT logo-New“We’re offering the full tea and luncheon experience, with delicious freshly made food served on English bone china in one of the most beautiful heritage settings in Auckland – so people should get in and book early.”
“Our series of Classic Luncheons and Devonshire Tea Parties have been very popular since they began a few years ago, and are now a regular fixture in people’s social calendars,” says the Manager of Alberton, Rendell Mcintosh.
The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

“Victorian Dream at Alberton” Jan 10-26 2013 : NZHPT Media Release (20th December 2013)

NZHPT logo-New"One of Auckland’s up-and-coming artists (Yvonne Abercrombie) will feature some of her work in an exhibition at Alberton, the Mt Albert mansion cared for by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT)."

The exhibition runs from January 10-26 (note Alberton is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Admission to Victorian Dreams is free, though people can explore Alberton for $10 per adult (school-aged children free).
The Media Release is as follows: (more…)