“Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board members appointed” Minister Christopher Finlayson: MCH Media Release (22nd May 2014)

"Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board members appointed"
The MCH Media Release is as follows:

Hon Christopher Finlayson
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage (more…)

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill – Third Reading.

NZ Parliament Picture1The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on Tuesday 13th May (2015).

You can view the Parliamentary debate speeches at the following link:  http://www.inthehouse.co.nz/video/32877
The link is to Parliamentary TV on Demand on web site. (www.inthehouse.co.nz)
We understand the Govern General (as the Queen's Representative) will give the Royal Ascent on Monday 19th May and the Bill becomes Law on Tuesday 20th May (2015).

“Make a bit of history at Alberton’s Garden Gala” On Sunday 30th March : NZHPT Media Release (20.03.2014)

NZHPT logo-New"Alberton’s last celebration of its 150th anniversary year will be marked in style a grand finale Garden Gala on Sunday March 30 (11am-3pm)."
"Singer Grant Chilcott and John Fennell’s string quartet will also entertain with live music, while Old Macdonald’s Mobile Farm will provide fun for the kids."

"Stalls will include Criollo Chocolates and Desserts, Kai Moana’s Whitebait and Mussell Patties, Hakanoa Ginger Beer and a wide range of craft stalls..."
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“Archival documentary to give intriguing look at 1950s Auckland at Silo Park screening this March (This Friday the 28th March” NZHPT Media Release (20.02.2014)

NZHPT logo-NewHeritage Short Film;   PACIFIC MAGAZINE 23: REPORT ON AUCKLAND (1956)
Silo Cinema, Friday 28 March, 9:00pm

The New Zealand Film Archive has joined forces with The New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) and Silo Park to provide a unique opportunity for Aucklanders to step back in time. 
"The report-style short made in 1956 provides an intriguing snapshot of how Aucklanders lived at the time. Highlights include development of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, mid-century architecture, urban drift, motorway design and the specific development pressures of the 1950s." (more…)

“Reminder on how to deal with koiwi” NZHPT Media Release (13th March 2014)

“It’s important to contact the local police as soon as koiwi tangata (human remains) are found. They will contact NZHPT and local iwi and together they will evaluate whether the remains are a crime scene or historic in origin. Any recovery and investigation should be left to the experts.” NZHPT Central Region Archaeologist David Rudd

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

Minister Finlayson Meets With H.P.W. Representatives

Historic  Places Wellington Purple Logo Historic Places Wellington in their Newsletter No. 7 report on their meeting with Minster Finlayson. The discussion included the Heritage New Zealand Bill.

"Meeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage
On 16 December the Chairman of Historic Places Wellington, John Daniels, the Vice-chairman, Priscilla Williams, and the Treasurer, Peter Dowell, met with the Minister for Culture and Heritage, the Hon Chris Finlayson..."
Historic Places Wellington "Meeting with the Minister of Culture and Heritage" (Report From HPW Newsletter No.7)

“Special guests at Highwic Plant Fair” on March 16th 2014 (NZHPT Media Release 4th March 2014)

People at last year’s Highwic Plant Fair. (Source: NZHPT Media Release)

People at last year’s Highwic Plant Fair. (Source: NZHPT Media Release)

Highwic Plant Fair 8.30am - 4pm.
Entrance to the Highwic Plant Fair will cost $10 per adult (including NZHPT members); children are free. Admission also gives entry to Highwic.

Two very special guests will be attending this year:
"Lynda Hallinan – Editor at Large of New Zealand Gardener magazine ... will have a stall ... designed for keen gardeners and plant collectors..."
"Alexa Johnston – author of the "Ladies, A Plate" ... will talk about the best fruits and veges to use as preserves and jams; ..."
The Media Release is as follows: (more…)