Historic Places Mid Canterbury were declared Winner in the Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award at the Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018!
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The Box112 Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018:
Outstanding Contribution to Heritage Award - Proudly sponsored by Heritage New Zealand
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.
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.
‘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 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 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
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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.
The Historic Places Mid Canterbury Newsletter for January 2017 is out!
You can download it at the following link: HPMC - Newsletter January 2017
Bus trip up to Hakatere!
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.
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.
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
Julie Luxton on 308-3866 or 027 303 8834
Baring Square Church and County Building:
The HPMC say "no" to the first choice (of the Ashburton District Council Consultation) campaign is covered in this Newsletter.
You can download the Historic Places Mid Canterbury Newsletter August 2016 at the following link:hpmc-newsletter-august-2016
Historic Places Mid Canterbury has released its latest Newsletter May (2016).
You can find a copy to download at the following: