Heritage Week, now the Christchurch Heritage
Festival, is an annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
to celebrate our heritage.
Christchurch Heritage Festival, Monday 7 to Monday 28 October 2019
Christchurch’s Heritage Week has been held annually for over 20 years.
The event continues to involve many people, groups and organisations and
has not been a calendar week for some time. In order to accommodate all
the event providers and be able to include both Labour Weekend and part
of the October school holidays, the festival will run over three weeks
this year. The event will change its name to the Christchurch Heritage
2019 Theme: Encounter our Stories
This year it's
250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans on the
shores of Aotearoa New Zealand. This anniversary is being acknowledged
by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage through the Tuia - Encounters 250 (Tuia 250)(external link) commemorations that are being planned around the country in 2019.
Ōtautahi Christchurch has many stories including those of Ngāi Tahu, the European settlers, Pasifika and people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. During the Christchurch Heritage Festival let’s share stories from our history that link us to this place and all the peoples that have journeyed and settled here. He tātai muka, he tātai tangata - weave together the strands, weave together the people.
first opportunity to find out about the Christchurch Heritage Festival
2019 will be at the community event providers’ meeting on Tuesday 7 May
at Christchurch City Council's Te Hononga Civic Building, 53 Hereford
Street. Please enter from Hereford Street and go up to the Function
Room on the first floor next to the café.
We welcome new and
returning event providers to join the Christchurch Heritage Festival
programme. Online event applications will open soon after the meeting.
Keep an eye on this page for more details.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Christchurch Heritage Festival enquiries or to be added to the email list for updates.
Join Christchurch Civic Trust on the front lawn of McLean's Mansion to hear about the restoration of this Highly Significant/Category 1 heritage building.
Other Christchurch Civic Trust initiatives included on the bus tour are Mona Vale, The Arts Centre and the Peacock Fountain.
No disability access.
Saturday 13 October 2018 - 10am to midday McLean's Mansion 387 Manchester Street Christchurch Central Christchurch
Suffrage and Heroism A floor talk by Dr Anna Crighton of the Christchurch Heritage Trust, will explain why the theme of Suffrage and Heroism relates to the history of the (Trinity) Church.
Canterbury's only WWI Victoria Cross winner, Henry James Nicholas, and the leader of Women's Suffrage, Kate Sheppard, both worshipped there.
No disability access. Former Trinity Congregational Church 124 Worcester Street
Christchurch Central Christchurch
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.
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!
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.
Discover the unexpected! Over 30 free and low cost activities to enjoy in Nelson’s Heritage Week 2016. Discover how the past impacts on the future, and how Nelson’s community comes forward to share interesting stories and activities that highlight why Nelson is a very special city
“The Old Government Building is one of the most magnificent and monumental structures in New Zealand,” said Dr Anna Crighton from Historic Places Canterbury at the Heritage Christchurch open day.
“This is our third open day since our hotel building reopened and we are delighted at the ongoing public interest. Our hotel guests frequently tell us how much they appreciate staying in a building of such unique endurance and elegance,” said Ms Ana Vivas, resident manager of Heritage Christchurch.