Leaving Ashburton at 9.30am from outside Ashburton District Council building.
First stop Geraldine:Here you will have time to browse the town centre, its col-lection of unique and interesting shops and/or relax in one of the many cafés, perhaps sample a tasty morsel or two
Second stop Timaru— Speights Ale House (Landing Service Building": Enjoy a two course meal and tea/coffee (included in your ticket price) in the historic sur-roundings of the Speights Ale House.
Speaker and Tour—David McBride, an eloquent and knowledgeable local Ar-chitect and chairman of the Timaru Civic Trust will talk about the history of the Landing Service Building, the campaign to save it from certain demolition and its restoration which has turned it into a real commercial success story. David will then take us on a guided walking tour around the town centre, where we will visit many of Timaru’s architectural gems.
Miaflora—Winchester— We will stop at Miaflora Garden Centre and Café on our way home. Here you can indulge the wonderful garden and art, wander the garden centre or have a coffee in captivating sur-roundings!
Back in Ashburton around 5pm
Members $50 each, non members $65
(Membership per annum is $30 individual, $45 family. Member-ship supports our projects and advocacy work. It may be added to bus trip payment if you wish to become a supporter.)
Join the London double-decker free bus tour and get the full story from enthusiastic building owners and heritage advocates.
Leaving from the CWEA 59 Gloucester St at …
10.00 am Tour 1 Caffe Roma & the Public Trust building, then Shands and Trinity buildings followed by free sandwich lunch and heritage display/discussion back at WEA.
1.15 pm Tour 2 Wood’s Mill and then St Barnabas church followed by afternoon tea and heritage display/discussion back at WEA.
Interesting and surprising pauses to look at heritage sites on the way Mini award-winning Shop 7 heritage display at base for the day WEA – including heritage demolition roll, Civic Trust book “City and Peninsula” available for purchase.
Free sandwich lunch for Tour 1; afternoon tea following Tour 2 You are welcome to book for both tours. Spend the day with us!
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
The Coach departs from Havelock North: Martin Place at 11:30 am Taradale: Pettigrew Green Arena, Gloucester Street at 12:05 am
Returning by 5:00 pm.
Cost : $35.00 Per person for members of Historic Places Hawke’s Bay
$45 per person for non members (or $35.00 if you join HPHB on the day).
Further enquiries: Philip Irwin, 8700513 or Susan Lopdell, 8446697
TUTIRA, THE LEGACY OF WILLIAM GUTHRIE SMITH SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2015
A remarkable New Zealander, a remarkable legacy. William Herbert Guthrie Smith died on the 4th July 1940 and is buried at Tutira. He left the 2000 acres that remained of the station in trust to the New Zealand public as an educational and recreational reserve. Spread over 90 hectares in rolling Hawke’s Bay hill country and overlooking the picturesque Lake Tutira, is the Guthrie Smith Arboretum.
The afternoon’s programme will involve a talk by one of the Trustees, visiting the Homestead garden, the 1950 Tutira Church, “the Hangar”, providing an interesting backdrop of bush to the homestead, and time to wander over some of the trails.
Historic Places Mid Canterbury Bus Trip Sunday 8th November (2015)
Assemble outside the Ashburton District Council Building at 9.20a.m. for a 9.30 start.
The Heritage Bus Trip features visits to:
Hakatere Heritage Buildings (with hot drinks and lunch provided),
Staveley Historical and Geological Museum,
and St Ita’s in Rakaia.
Details are at the following link: HPMC - Bus Trip November 2015
Christchurch Heritage House Tour
Sunday, 26 October, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets $25 at Ballantynes Six Christchurch Heritage Houses A tour in support of the Ngaio Marsh Heritage House, a Category 1 Historic Place.(more…)
Gunyah homestead at Glenroy will be the highlight of a bus day trip being organised for Sunday October 12 by Historic Places Mid Canterbury.
The homestead suffered serious earthquake damage in 2010 and 2011 when chimneys collapsed. However all restoration has been completed and Gunyah now offers boutique accommodation and meals. A talk by the owner on the history of the estate will follow lunch, with time to explore the woodland gardens, parts of the homestead and out buildings. (more…)