Events Ngā huinga

There's always something happening with a heritage theme - at one of the properties we care for, or just other events, activities, operating days and opportunities for you to enjoy some time out.

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Entry fees for members

Members of Heritage New Zealand and members of organisations with which we have a reciprocal visiting agreement, please note that for special events and exhibitions an entry fee or surcharge may apply where normally free entry is available.

Check individual event listings for details.


  • Coal Range Cooks 01/03/2018 - 15/11/2018

    Coal Range Cooks

    Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.

  • Suffrage stories at Old Government Buildings 28/10/2018

    Old Government Buildings

    Join us for a community art workshop to celebrate 125 years since women won the vote. We are creating a commemorative banner that will be joined with others from around New Zealand. 

  • The Scandalous Four. A Comedy of Manners 30/10/2018 - 04/11/2018

    Scandalous Four theatre production

    Severe propriety surrenders to decadent delight!

    Within the confines of an intensely rigid culture – the upper tiers of Victorian high society - four rebellious characters choose to follow their hearts and desires in romantic affairs that don’t go unnoticed! Modern ideas of love and freedom collide with strict morality in this enchanting Romantic Comedy set in 19th century New Zealand. Brought vividly to life by players from The Acting Collective, this delicious drama unfolds in the historic setting of Alberton, an epicentre for Auckland’s elite in the 1870s and 80s.

  • Suffrage stories Otago Pioneers Women's Memorial hall 03/11/2018

    Entrance and stained glass

    Join us for a community art workshop to celebrate 125 years since women won the vote. We are creating a commemorative banner that will be joined with others from around New Zealand. 

  • Suffrage stories at Totara Estate 10/11/2018

    Totara Estate

    Join us for a community art workshop to celebrate 125 years since women won the vote. We are creating a commemorative banner that will be joined with others from around New Zealand.

  • Suffrage stories at Clendon 24/11/2018

    Clendon House

    Join us for a community art workshop to celebrate 125 years since women won the vote. We are creating a commemorative banner that will be joined with others from around New Zealand.

  • Alberton Market Days 11/11/2018 - 15/04/2019

    Alberton free range eggs

    Back again this summer - the fun, family friendly monthly outdoor Sunday market featuring fresh produce, plants & flowers, artisan food stalls, and handmade items with entertainment, coffee and a pop-up tearoom on the verandah at Alberton.  

    Bring the whole family and join us for a leisurely day in Alberton's idyllic garden setting. 

  • Hayes Engineering Operating Days 06/01/2019 - 07/04/2019

    Demonstrating the engineering works

    Come and see Hayes Engineering Works in full operational mode at the special demonstration days over summer.