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.
Beca Heritage Week 2017 will run from 13 to 23 October 2017 and celebrates the rich heritage of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2017 is Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our Way. The theme reflects this year’s anniversaries which offer the chance to explore and celebrate the cultural and physical development of our district and the pursuit of leisure activities in a unique landscape, defined by Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula.
CCC Statement of Significance:(Taken from documentation of the The Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan)
DISTRICT PLAN – LISTED HERITAGE PLACE
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT – STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
SIGN OF THE KIWI - 1700, 2057, 2057R SUMMIT ROAD,
The Sign of the Kiwi was constructed in 1916-1917 as one of a number of rest houses planned for the Summit Road scheme of Henry Ell. The great pre-occupation of Harry Ell, a politician and tenacious social and environmental campaigner, was the promotion of a summit road from Godley Head to Akaroa, providing public access to all parts of the Port Hills. (more…)