Heritage Heavyweights to judge the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards
Three independent and highly qualified judges will assess the inaugural Whanganui Regional Heritage Award entries, with the results to be announced at the Awards Ceremony and opening of the Whanganui Heritage Month on 1 October.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Chief Executive, Andrew Coleman Christchurch Heritage Trust Chair, Dame Anna Crighton Gisborne Heritage Architect & Historic Places Aotearoa President, James Blackburne
The Awards are modeled on the Canterbury Heritage Awards, originally established as the Christchurch Heritage Awards in 2010 by Dame Anna Crighton. Held every two years, the Awards were such a success, they were extended to the Canterbury region. Their Patron is the Right Honourable Helen Clark ONZ.
Whanganui Regional Heritage Awards (2020) are being held this year.
Award Entries open on Saturday 1st August, and close on Monday 31st August.
2020 Awards Ceremony Venue & Date
The Awards night marks the official opening of Whanganui Heritage Month and the Awards Ceremony.
Date: Thursday 1st October, doors open 5pm, Awards start at 6pm and run through to 7pm. Venue: Heritage House, 136 St Hill Street, Whanganui. Tickets: $20pp, on sale from 1 September, Whanganui I-Site, Eventfinda
"It’s great to see the growth of the awards, as the number and quality of entries increases each year. It’s a very clear sign of the heightened awareness of the importance of built heritage to the future of our city and of the investment that people are prepared to make for that future."
The Media Release is as follows: (sourced form www.Scoop.co.nz) (more…)
Denis Pilkington, Chairman, Maurice Bartlett, Napier, Margaret Twigg, Hastings, Past Chair, Guy Natusch, Napier, Past Chair, Lily Baker, Hastings, Past Chair Pat Parsons, Napier, Ian Grover, Napier and Dorothy Pilkington, Napier. Absent: Megan Williams, Hastings and Sally Butler, Tikokino
Historic Places Hawke's Bay recently held a successful awards ceremony attended by a number of members to honour long serving past members of the local branch committee of NZHPT. (more…)