Tag: Historic Places Mid Canterbury

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018: Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award

The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018:

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award - Proudly sponsored by Heritage New Zealand

Winner:
Entrant: Historic Places Mid-Canterbury
Historic Places Mid-Canterbury generates community awareness, appreciation and retention of historic buildings and sites that have social and heritage value for the Mid Canterbury community. They have successfully manned regular displays, heritage bus trips, Living Heritage articles in local newspapers, a yearly summer Garden Party in historic surrounds and regular newsletters. They have now recently introduced the Blue Plaque Project. This is gaining approval and interest from other heritage groups and building owners throughout Canterbury.

Highly Commended:

Lyttleton Redux
Entrant: Julia Holden, Artist
The Lyttelton Redux Project was conceived, curated and produced by artist Julia Holden. The project comprised 23 reimagined portraits of historical figures and the portraits were set in a series of locations associated with the subjects and accompanied by archival and contemporary audio information. The project enabled the Lyttelton Museum to maintain a visibility in the local community post-quake without its physical home.

Commended:

‘New Direction for the future of heritage’
Entrant: Christchurch City Council Heritage Team
In their ‘New Direction for the future of heritage’, the Christchurch City Council Heritage Team have extensively engaged with the community to explore the broadening of heritage to include intangible as well as tangible heritage. This reflects that heritage underpins our local and community identity and sense of place, and whilst establishing a story based approach to heritage.

Historic Places Mid Canterbury- Wins “Outstanding Contribution to Heritage” @ Canterbury Heritge Awards 2018

Historic Places Mid Canterbury were announced winners of the Outstanding Contribution to Heritage category at the Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018.

The citation from the Awards website is the following:

"Outstanding Contribution to Heritage

Historic Places Mid-Canterbury generates community awareness, appreciation and retention of historic buildings and sites that have social and heritage value for the Mid Canterbury community.  They have successfully manned regular displays, heritage bus trips, Living Heritage articles in local newspapers, a yearly summer Garden Party in historic surrounds and regular newsletters.  They have now recently introduced the Blue Plaque Project.  This is gaining approval and interest from other heritage groups and building owners throughout Canterbury."

Box 112 Historic Places Mid Canterbury Named As Finalists For The Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018

Box 112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage:

Outstanding Contribution to Heritage:

  • Lyttleton Redux (Julia Holden, Artist)
  • Heritage Team (CCC Heritage Team)
  • Historic Places Mid Canterbury, Ashburton

http://www.heritageawards.co.nz/2018-awards/2018-finalists/

Ticket Purchase Details:

http://www.heritageawards.co.nz/2018-awards/ticket-purchases/

The Blue Heritage Plaques Project- An Explanation

The Blue Heritage Plaques project is a new initiative from Historic Places Mid Canterbury to identify and promote our local built heritage, through the use of a distinctive and bold blue cast aluminium plaque fixed to the facades of our more significant historic buildings.

As well as giving a short history of the building, informing locals and visitors about its particular historical significance, the Blue Plaques aim to increase the prominence of our historic buildings, encouraging increased awareness of our local history and supporting the retention of our existing heritage assets. They also assist in reinforcing the importance and value of these buildings to the local community and help foster a desire to protect and maintain our unique local history and identity.

The success of the project within the Ashburton District has encouraged the group to start promoting the scheme further afield, through local HPA member organisations, with aspirations of eventually taking the programme nationwide, creating an instantly recognisable symbol which proudly identifies our nation’s valued built heritage.

Contact email for information on the Blue Heritage Plaque Project is:blueplaque@historicplacesaotearoa.org.nz

The First Blue Plaque Is Unveiled By Historic Places Mid Canterbury: The Ashburton Railway Footbridge

The Blue Plaque is unveiled by Councillor Lynette Lovett, Nigel Gilkison ( Deputy Chair HPMC) and Dr Anna Crighton

The Blue Plaque on its concrete plinth.

Historic Places Mid Canterbury has unveiled their first Blue Plaque marking the Centenary of the Ashburton Railway Footbridge.
The plaque was formally unveiled at 10am on the 24th November.
There was a very well attended celebration Morning Tea at the Ashburton Museum afterwards.

Full credit goes to Nigel Gilkison who drove the project &
HPMC , McIntosh Precast Ltd who made / sponsored the concrete plinth and
Ashburton District Council who sponsored the plaques casting.

Historic Places Mid Canterbury Unveils The Ashburton Railway Footbridge Blue Plaque

The Blue Plaque on its concrete plinth.

Historic Places Mid Canterbury (HPMC) unveiled their first Blue Plaque. The Blue Plaque celebrates 100 years of the iconic Ashburton Railway Pedestrian Footbridge.

The Blue Plaque is an initiative of  HPMC and expect to see more of them as they start to market the project around the country.

https://historicplacesaotearoa.org.nz/the-first-blue-plaque-is-unveiled-by-historic-places-mid-canterbury-the-ashburton-railway-footbridge/

Historic Places Mid Canterbury Members Only: Garden Party On Sunday February 19th At 2pm

Historic Places Mid Canterbury Garden Party is being held this Sunday February 19th February at 2pm.

"Dainty cakes, fancy treats and fine bone china are also on the agenda."

This is a Member's Only Event, though you can bring a friend-

to reserve a place, venue details etc   RSVP to Marian Martin on 308-8342 or Julie  Luxton on 308-3866.
There is a small charge of $5 each to cover costs.