Heritage and intensification panel kicks off Wellington Heritage Week

A wide variety of talks, places and stories await in this year’s Wellington Heritage Week which runs from Monday 25 October to Sunday 31 October throughout the capital, the Hutt Valley, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

As a sponsoring organisation, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will play a key part in the programme of events brought together by the Wellington Heritage Week Trust, commencing with a festival panel discussion on Tuesday 26 October from 6pm- 8pm in the auditorium at Wellington City Gallery, Te Ngākau Civic Square, Wellington.  

The panel discussion, moderated by Senior Heritage Assessment Adviser, Kerryn Pollock, will focus on the growth pressures facing Wellington and how we manage heritage. The panel members will represent a diverse mix of local residents and heritage experts, including Marko Garlick, Councilor Tamatha Paul, urban designer Stuart Niven, and Roland Sapsford.

Other events being managed for Wellington Heritage Week by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga are: 

  •  A Night in the Attic at Old Government Buildings on 25 October (this event is now full)  
  • Old St Pauls in Pictures, public talk on 27 October 
  • Antrim House Open Day on Saturday 30 October from 11am – 3pm 
  • Lost Streams walking tour of the Wellington waterfront from 1pm – 3pm with science and engineering experts in the capital 
  • Modern Wellington Walking tour, from 1pm on Sunday 31 October, the tour is free. Gather at 12,45pm, at the Pipitea Marae on Thorndon Quay, organised by Central Region Area Manager Karen Astwood.  

For full details of events and bookings go to the Wellington Heritage Week website