Events and exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Highwic.  Follow the blue links to find out more about each event.

  • Coal Range Cooks 02/03/2017 - 20/07/2017

    Katrina and Janine at Highwic

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

  • Till Death Us Do Part: Fifty Years of Vintage Wedding Style 14/05/2017 - 30/06/2017

    Till Death Us Do Part exhibition

    This exhibition at Highwic explores changes in bridal fashion over the 20th century, focusing on dresses from 1930s to 1970s from a private collection.

    Till Death Us Do Part delves into the Social History of Weddings, exploring social shifts and changes in cultural attitudes to love and marriage.  Time your visit to coincide with one or more of the associated talks, and special event - Miss Havisham's Day Out.


  • Highwic Holiday Fun - Baking Winter Warmers 20/07/2017

    Katrina van Boheemen baking with kids

    Highwic’s beautifully restored coal range will be fired up again ready for another kitchen-based baking activity.  There are three sessions in which kids will be able to do some baking on the coal range making something nice and warming for these cold winter days – just like their great-grandmothers did a hundred years ago.  Space is limited so booking is essential. Suitable only for primary age children of seven years and over.

  • Holiday paper crafts - Flowers 20/07/2017 - 21/07/2017

    Paper flowers (craft workshop)

    Feeling crafty these school holidays?  Visit Highwic and experience making some paper flowers.  If you are really keen, try your hand at a flower basket too. 

    Space is limited so booking is essential. Suitable only for primary age children of seven years and over.

  • Stepping out 30/09/2017 - 15/10/2017

    David Robertson fits Helen Clark for footwear

    This exhibition at Highwic gets to the heart and sole of shoes and the shoe business in Newmarket.  It features footwear and memorabilia from Ziera, Anselmi, Scarpa and others.

    The exhibition is part of Auckland Heritage Week.

    Image: Helen Clark and David Robertson, one of the founders of Ziera.  Credit: Ziera Archives

  • Christmas Garden Festival 18/11/2017 - 19/11/2017

    Sweet Pea Festival preparation

    Discover the timeless charm of Highwic's Christmas Garden Festival. Floral displays, plant stalls, garden tours and more.   Don't miss the chance to shop for Christmas at the Christmas shop - open 7 days from 18 October until Christmas Eve.

    This year, the Festival is FREE, so keep an eye on the website for programme details.